In traditional Rider-Waite-Smith-based decks, the Three of Pentacles tarot card shows a builder carving the details of a beautiful cathedral with two people watching him work.
This card is about teamwork, collaboration, and building great things together with others. It takes practice to learn any skill.
This is the time to learn your craft. Your skill and attention to detail will allow you make your own luck and you will become an “overnight success” only after years of dedicated and deliberate practice.
But it’s not only about you. No one gets to the top of their game alone. You will be creatively building your career in collaboration with others.
Partner with peers in your industry as well as people outside of your field of focus. By expanding your network and your sources of inspiration, you will grow faster and farther toward your dreams.
This card can be very practical and mundane. You may be building or renovating a house, preparing for a big event, or starting a big DIY project.
Keywords for the Three of Pentacles Tarot Card
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Skill and craftsmanship
- Making your own luck
- Building or renovating a house
Keywords for the Three of Pentacles Reversed
- Lack of teamwork
- Repairing or fixing someone else’s shoddy work
- Office politics
- Sloppy craftsmanship
Patterns and Correspondences of the Three of Pentacles Card
- The Pentacles = rules the material world and money
- Suit of cards = diamonds
- Timeline = months to years
- Number 3 = confirming reality
- Zodiac sign = Capricorn
- Element = Earth
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Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Love
The Three of Pentacles card is the “teamwork and collaboration” card. While it’s usually meant in a work-and-business sense, you can also read it as a good relationship pairing.
This isn’t the sweep-you-off-your-feet type of love, but it is lasting. You are building something real here.
Every relationship you’ve had in the past has been practice for the one you’ll have next. The lessons and skills you’ve learned from communicating with previous partners will carry over into your next relationship. You are ready for long-term and committed love.
Occasionally, the Three of Pentacles points to a ceremony, which could be a wedding or baptism.
Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Work
This is an excellent card to see when you have a question about work or your business. It’s about skill-building, mastery, collaboration, and eventual success.
Build a name for yourself and learn your craft. Your efforts and talents will be acknowledged and rewarded. People will line up for your services or products. Success is close and guaranteed. You just have to work for it!
But don’t try to work alone. Team up with others you trust to build something even bigger and better than you can accomplish with your own efforts.
This collaboration may happen in any direction. It may indicate a mentorship, apprenticeship, collaboration, partnership, or a teaching, hiring, delegating, or learning situation.
Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Health
Pay attention to the details in your life when it comes to your health, fitness, and nutrition. If you want to lose weight, get a FitBit and track your steps and calories. The details are important and can be motivating.
Visit the doctor for your regular checkup and have him or her go over everything for you. You must pay attention to the little things and take care of them now. Do the same with your dentist, gynecologist, therapist, nutritionist, physical therapist, or whoever else you trust for health advice. You need to know where you stand.
Once you have a baseline for your current situation, create a plan for small improvements over time. You’re not going to get six-pack abs by Friday, but if that’s what you desire, you can accomplish it through dedicated action taken over a long period of time. You must do the work and pay the price, but if you do, your success is guaranteed.
Any health improvements or activities will be easier, faster, and more fun if you involve others. Consider team sports, group exercise classes, a walking buddy, a personal trainer or all of these ideas. The more people you enlist, the more support you will have as you work diligently toward your goals.
Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
The money will come once you work for it. This card is about building assets slowly, through consistent and persistent action. You won’t win the lottery or receive a windfall that changes your financial future overnight. But you will slowly and steadily create wealth by consistent, responsible action.
Deepen your professional skills and build your network, and you’ll easily meet the needs of your customers, clients, or boss. This will ultimately lead to more income.
Practice being responsible with money now, with however much or how little you have. As your income and assets grow, the habits you form today will be well-ingrained and essential to your future success.
Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
The Three of Pentacles is a mundane card. But don’t forget that the image (in the traditional RW-deck) takes place in a church.
Honing your personal and professional skills is not a selfish act. Those skills, talents, and abilities allow you to serve the world in important ways. Your work matters.
Becoming the best, wisest, and most impactful version of yourself matters, too. The world needs your unique skills, abilities, and vision. By practicing and perfecting your thoughts, your beliefs, and your abilities, you’ll become a spiritual tool for healing, change, and growth for yourself and others.