Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings 2016-10-15T04:55:39+00:00

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Three of Pentacles Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:

Upright:

Teamwork.

Expertise and perfected work.

Job satisfaction.

Taking pride in your work.

Being competent.

Practical solutions.

Great skill and talents.

The ability to deliver.

Reversed:

Skill shortage.

Poor performance.

Mediocrity. 

Symbolism in Three of Pentacles tarot card

The monk is wearing a grey robe symbolising divine balance. His tonsure is symbolising the crown of thorns worn by Christ. The monk symbolises a higher purpose. The man holding the plans for the building is the master architect. He is wearing a Liripipe. Liripipes were worn by medieval academics and symbolises his knowledge. The man standing on the bench is the apprentice. He is learning from the architect. The bench symbolises his practical foundation. His yellow apron symbolises his knowledge. His tunic and boots are violets symbolising the wisdom of his craft. The three of them together symbolise teamwork. The arches represent Vesica Pisces, representing the womb of the Virgin and/or the gateway to the celestial world, denoting everything we accomplish is appreciated by heaven. The Rose Cross ornament symbolises the human body (the cross) and the individual’s unfolding consciousness (the rose).

Three of Pentacles tarot card and Astrology

Mars (Tower) in Capricorn (Devil)

Three of pentacles tarot card meanings upright

Three of pentacles in a general reading

Three of Pentacles tarot card denotes your work, especially where teamwork or listening to clients/customers are concerned. This is a positive card which indicates job satisfaction and taking pride in your work. Look at the big picture and how your work can benefit others. What is the purpose of your work? This card has the energy of being a specialist or expert at something of use for others. This card can also indicate creative work, especially if you are an artist with a special skill or if you are developing a skill in which you will become an expert. There might be hard work when this card is showing up, and you might feel the strain, but if you stay committed and focused, you will succeed. Don’t give up on your ideas just because others don’t agree with them. However, you might have to make a compromise with your clients/customers/colleagues.

Three of pentacles in a love reading

In a love reading, Three of pentacles tarot card speaks of love found at work. If the Seeker is already in a relationship Three of pentacles can mean work comes before the relationship. Three of pentacles can also mean the couple is working together.

Three of pentacles in a career reading

In a career reading, Three of pentacles tarot card signifies skilled work and enjoying teamwork. Three of pentacles can mean careers as architect, designers and construction managers.

Learn what Three of pentacles tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in three of pentacles tarot card

Three of pentacles tarot card is someone who loves their work. They exhibit great skills and talents and are excellent team players. They have great communication skills and know how to deliver exactly what people want. Three of pentacles people are often helping others to reach their potential. Three of pentacles people are prepared to fight for what they believe in and are great problem solvers. Sometimes they are ahead of their time and must stick with their innovations even if no one else understands.

three of pentacles tarot card meanings

Teamwork

Three of pentacles tarot card meanings reversed

Three of Pentacles reversed tarot card indicates a lack of quality in work performance. There might be issues with losing sight of tasks and having little attention to details. The seeker might be unable to deliver what the clients/customers want. Instead of excelling there is mediocrity. There is also a lack of direction. Three of pentacles reversed tarot card often shows up when the Seeker feels they are unsupported in their work. 

Personality types in reversed three of pentacles tarot card

Three of pentacles tarot card reversed indicates someone frustrated with their work conditions and they are often insecure about their own abilities. This is someone who the feels alone in work endeavours and there is a lack of communication skills. There are often issues with anger as well.

Three Of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Three of Pentacles:

Three of pentacles + The Magician: A talented team. Sales team. 

Three of pentacles + The Emperor: A strong team. Stable job. Government jobs.

Three of pentacles + The Lovers: Finding love in the workplace. Loving your job. 

Three of pentacles + Temperance: A humanitarian team. 

Three of pentacles + The Star: Public service careers. 

Three of pentacles + The Moon: Night work. 

Three of pentacles + Judgement: Hiring and recruiting. Human Resource careers. 

Three of pentacles + The World: Overseas jobs. 

Three of pentacles + Ace of wands: A job offer.

Three of pentacles + Three of wands: Writing jobs. 

Three of pentacles + Eight of wands: Travelling with work. Tourism jobs. 

Three of pentacles + Knight of wands: Fun jobs. 

Three of pentacles + Queen of wands: Teaching jobs.

Three of pentacles + Ace of cups: Spiritual team. 

Three of pentacles + Four of cups: Complacency. 

Three of pentacles + Nine of cups: A successful team.

Three of pentacles + Knight of cups: Business travels.

Three of pentacles + Queen of cups: Nursing. Health-care jobs. 

Three of pentacles + Ace of swords: Competitive jobs. Mental jobs.

Three of pentacles + Two of swords: Legal team. 

Three of pentacles + Four of swords: Administration jobs.

Three of pentacles + Six of swords: Science jobs.

Three of pentacles + Eight of swords: Special needs therapist team. 

Three of pentacles + Nine of swords: Mental health work. Stressful team. 

Three of pentacles + Knight of swords: Dangerous work. 

Three of pentacles + Queen of swords: Organisational work. 

Three of pentacles + King of swords: A professional team. The best in the business. 

Three of pentacles tarot card meanings summary

Three of pentacles tarot card is a lucky omen when it comes to abundance as it means you are on your way up the ladder in work. Promotions are likely. Three of pentacles denotes teamwork and skills put to good use. We spend so much time working so it is important that we enjoy ourselves. Three of pentacles denotes competency and pride in the workplace. You feel like you are needed and that your skills are appreciated. 

13 Comments

  1. Rose August 6, 2015 at 2:06 am

    HI Inger!

    I thought you could shed some light on the
    3 of Pentacles as Feelings? Or when recurring in a
    love reading?

    We do Not work together & he does Not love his job. Strictly a relationship reading.

    Thanks!

  2. Inger Bråthen August 9, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Three of pentacles is a task oriented card. It denotes someone who likes to get the job done, and enjoys working. In a relationship reading it can mean work takes priority to relationship. If the person is single it can mean there is a love connection at work.

  3. Rose August 10, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for your response.

    Don’t you think it could be that he:
    a) sees the relationship needs a lot of work/effort b) that he needs to work on himself before he’s ready ?

    He’s actually not ambitious & work never came first. I think he sees me as more mature/ experienced in relationships.

  4. Inger Bråthen August 12, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Option b. If he is not ambitious and you get three of pentacles I think it is a case of him having lack of self-belief, and he needs to prove himself before he is ready…..or in his mind he runs the risk of abandonment….what other cards did you get?

  5. Rose August 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Yes I think he definitely fears abandonment for another lover, to the point he’ll get rid of me before I can, even though I think he really loved me.

    1 reading was:
    Moon = Him
    3 of Disks = His feelings for me

    Another reading:
    5 of Cups = Him
    3 of Disks = His feelings again

    Other Major Arcana cards that I got repeatedly for him/our relationship:
    Judgement, Justice, Temperance, Tower, & Devil.
    Sounds fun, eh? hahaha

  6. Sarah November 27, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Hi, I asked my tarot cards “how would I recognise my future long term partner” and the cards revealed the three of penacles in reverse….not sure what that means….does it mean he will be someone who is average and lacks ambition? Or does it mean it is someone I know who who needs to work on himself first or does it mean I will meet him anywhere but work….

  7. Inger Bråthen November 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Hi, I believe it could mean he is someone who is working towards self-employment. He could be turning a hobby/passion into a career…

  8. Mera January 18, 2017 at 1:50 am

    what does 3 of pentacles mean in a relationship reading?

  9. Inger Bråthen January 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Hi, Mera. Three of pentacles often relates to work, so in a relationship reading it can mean the couple will work together on a project. If single, it can mean the Seeker will find love at work.

  10. Daiva March 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Hi , I’ve got 3 of pentacles, magician,and 7 of pentacles . My question was What I need to do to change my career?

  11. Inger Bråthen March 10, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Hi, Daiva. I feel like you will change your career by doing what you are best at, and where people appreciate you and notice you. At the moment you are mastering something, and I don’t feel there are a lot of soulfamily where you are currently in your career, which can make it feel heavy. Once you have mastered your skill, apply elsewhere. I feel there is a big change in your career in 6 months time.

  12. julia March 12, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Hi, what about king of cups and three of pentacles in relation to feelings and relationship?

  13. Inger Bråthen March 12, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Hi, Julia. king of cups often shows up when there is a strong friendship in a relationship between the two. Three of pentacles often shows up in a relationship when the couple is spending a lot of time at work, and focusing on career. The key is balance and it can mean that the person wants to have more balance in life in regards to love vs work. I also feel like the key in your situation is to be creative together, as I feel there is a very creative connection between you, and this brings you closer together.

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