The Three of Pentacles is the card for teamwork and collaboration. It symbolizes learning, study, skill, work, and growth.
It represents long term plans, hard work, solid foundations, and efforts paying off.
It symbolizes dedication, commitment, vision, and determination.
The Three of Pentacles is depicted as a young apprentice inside a cathedral. With him are two architects who have the cathedral plans in their hands.
The apprentice looks like he is reporting the progress of the construction.
Even though he is an apprentice and significantly less experienced, the two architects listen attentively and seem to hold the apprentice in high esteem.
They find him knowledgeable, his contributions essential.
The Three of Pentacles symbolizes the initial completion or the initial fulfillment of a creative endeavor, or a business venture, or a construction project, as opposed to the Five of Pentacles which is a sign of loss.
The dream is slowly beginning to materialize, and decisions are turning out to be beneficial. With your skills and knowledge, you are well underway to reaching great heights and accomplishing the goals you set out for yourself.
You are on your way to making your life better and more beautiful!
But more than anything, the Three of Pentacles is a card of encouragement, just like The World tarot card, which is a symbol of accomplishment.
It simply means that if you work hard and persevere, you will be a success. You need to love what you do, and enjoy and have fun while doing it, too.
The Three of Pentacles also suggests that in order to be successful, you will need help from time to time. Don’t be afraid to seek the help and expertise of others, because their help will be invaluable.
The Three of Pentacles also promotes collaboration and working as a team, just like the apprentice and the architects.
Even though they come from different backgrounds and possess different skills and levels of expertise, they are able to work on one project together and achieve great results.
They are able to get the job done.
The Three of Pentacles also stresses the importance of feedback on the success of a project and the improvement of your work, as well as effective time management, planning, and organization.
Three of Pentacles Tarot and Love
When it comes to love and romance, the Three of Pentacles is an extremely positive card for those who are single and seeking love.
It means that a new relationship is about to begin, or a new journey in love is about to take place, or having many options in love.
Ultimately, you will reach a point where you have to make a decision: whether to stay single and enjoy your independence, or commit to someone and grow together in love.
Either way, you have to practice rational thinking and seek the good advice of friends and family to make the right decision.
When it comes to relationships, the Three of Pentacles denotes that you and your partner are putting in the work and the effort to build a strong and loving relationship.
The sense of commitment and the level of growth are strong. Great job!
The Three of Pentacles often indicates that you are laying the foundations of a solid and healthy relationship.
So don’t be surprised if this man ends up being your husband! The signs are all there, anyway. In fact, being together right now has given you a glimpse of how wonderful married life will be for the two of you.
Every now and then, the Three of Pentacles can signify a sort of love triangle. A third person directly or indirectly affects the relationship.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that a woman is out to get your man and steal him away. It can be well-meaning friends or family members who may or may not be overstepping their boundaries.
You will have to sort this out with your partner, especially if it’s starting to interfere with the peace and harmony between the two of you.
The Three of Pentacles indicates a problem with jealousy, but the kind of healthy jealousy that can still be beneficial to the relationship.
Three of Pentacles Tarot and Money
When the Three of Pentacles appears in the money and wealth spread, it advises you that it’s not a good time to take risks on your own.
What the Three of Pentacles wants you to do is to work hard and let the big bucks come to you.
To accomplish this feat, you have to work hard and seek the help of others when the work gets too much.
Teamwork and collaboration will yield the results that you’re looking for. Especially if you have the best team working with you.
The Three of Pentacles is strongly connected to work, career, and finances, just like the Ace of Pentacles.
All your problems in the past in terms of money or work are over. Now, things are looking up. More doors of opportunities are opening for you.
Your luck is improving because you are no longer waiting for good fortune to come to you. You are actually making it happen with your skills, knowledge, and determination.
Grab the chance to change your financial status, and don’t let opportunities pass you by.
Three of Pentacles Tarot’s Meaning for the Future
When the Three of Pentacles appears in the future position, expect some big and major changes to happen.
Right now, you are in your “apprentice” period. And in the future, when you look back to this period in your life, you will feel proud and grateful for all the hard work that you have done.
Is the Three of Pentacles a Sign of Bad Luck?
The Three of Pentacles is a minor arcana card and it is viewed as being rather positive should you be fortunate enough to draw it at any point.
The card itself is often viewed as concentrating on the idea of apprenticeships and going on to do further learning, so clearly education is going to surround the card and is a recurring theme throughout.
The card is also closely linked to the concept of working hard and being determined in whatever you do, and if you are indeed guilty of taking that approach, then the idea of you then being hit with some bad luck just does not seem to be fair.
There is also an idea of absolute commitment, and this applies to not only your relationships but also your work as well as keeping yourself as healthy as possible.
The idea is certainly that if you do this, then things will be able to work out for you, and do so for the benefit of your own self.
However, if you draw the Three of Pentacles in reverse, then things are going to be slightly different but without it being potentially as bad as you perhaps thought.
With this, the main issues tend to surround you not being able to learn from your various mistakes, or maybe not even being willing to learn or educate yourself further in order to improve your life.
There will also be a clear lack of commitment to anything in your life, and that is going to certainly lead to you feeling as if a multitude of things are working against you.
If this is the case, then the idea of it being a sign that represents bad luck is perhaps not as far-fetched as you may have initially thought.
In the reverse position, you are going to often be affected by a relatively poor work ethic, and you will be unable to achieve any of your goals.
However, that can be due to you perhaps not even setting any goals in the first place.
This stubbornness and real sense of apathy in your life is going to make it harder for you to make any progress, so it will then be understandable if you believe that luck is then against you.
So, in the upright position, the Three of Pentacles is certainly a more positive card than if you draw it in reverse.
However, that is not to say that you are going to then be swamped with good or bad luck at any point.
Instead, it acts as more of a warning and alerting you to the fact that you may very well need to change your ways if you are to make the kind of progress that you want to achieve in your life.
Ultimately, the Three of Pentacles is not a sign of bad luck as it is not going to bring the sense of doom and gloom if you heed the warnings that it is giving you.
My Final Thoughts on Three of Pentacles Tarot
If you can keep your strong sense of purpose now and in the coming months, you will definitely see and enjoy the results of all your hard work.
It will not be easy work. That’s for sure. That’s why you need to get the help of people who can see to it that your projects go as planned.
You need to have faith in the ability and the talents of others for the best possible outcome.
The Three of Pentacles wants to see you emerge victorious in this hard battle called life. What are the techniques that work for you which will also ensure your success?