The Three of Pentacles tarot card introduces the picture of a building, a church most likely, with a monk and a skilled tradesman, who is holding a blueprint of the building, standing to the right of a bench. A young man is standing on top of the bench, and he is clearly an apprentice, taking feedback from the more experienced characters and learning by doing with the mallet in his hand. In the arch of the stone wall above the three men’s heads is a triad of pentacles.
Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings- Learning, apprenticeship, creation, building, planning, hard work, dedication, and skill.
The Three of Pentacles focuses on teamwork and learning new skills by studying under someone more accomplished. Collaboration is an important facet of success and by working together the work becomes easier, faster, and oftentimes, better quality. There is also the meaning of building something- whether it is wealth, a family, a career, getting an education, all of these things require sustained effort and focus and at the end you can look back from reaching your goal and see the building blocks you had to lay down in the proper order to achieve it. Similarly, people are attracted to people who get things done and you will notice more people coming into your orbit with whom you can collaborate or learn from.
Love & Relationships- In the context of love, this tarot card is a good omen. You are getting to know more about your partner and you are growing together. Together you are building a foundation for a strong, healthy relationship. If you’re finding weak spots, such as a lack of communication, couples counseling is an excellent option. Allow those with expertise to assist you. If you’re single the news is less positive but bear in mind the lesson is to learn from others and work together. You may find that a little humility and willingness to learn from your potential partner will open the doorway to a budding relationship.
Money & Career- This tarot card is also a good sign when it comes to career. One thing the Pentacles focus on heavily is the material world. The Three of Pentacles highlights that you will be success *if* you are willing to continue to learn from those who are more successful than you are and if you are willing to put in the effort. Some cards shower you with wealth through other means, but this card insists you put in the work. However, you will be highly motivated at work and your potential for earning is great. You’ll be surprised how far you can go.
Health & Wellness- You are on the right track as far as health. This card points to your determination to be fit and healthy and your motivation to engage in an active lifestyle. These factors will work together and, gradually, you will feel the changes in your body shape and stamina. If you are struggling with a health condition it is imperative that you remember you do not know best. Allow the experts to teach you and learn how to manage your condition from them.
Spirituality- Literally speaking, when you put more effort and time into exploring your spiritual path you will achieve spiritual development. Learning about old traditions and historical accounts of ancient societies will help a lot because it will broaden your knowledge. Reflecting on ancient beliefs and previous rituals will allow you to assimilate techniques and behaviors which have stood the test of time.
Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings Reversed- Lack of focus, poor work ethic, pettiness, mediocrity, lack of motivation, apathy, mistakes, no determination, and no sense of direction.
The reversed Three of Pentacles is not a great tarot card to receive in a reading. It generally relates to the opposite of the upright meanings. You’re probably finding that you do not have any focus, you don’t feel compelled to set goals, and you just seem to live day by day without thinking about where you are heading or what you really want to do in life. If you’re upset with yourself for not having any motivation, take a look around because if you have the determination to improve yourself there are many opportunities available to you.
Love & Relationships- The inverted Three of Pentacles is a crucial sign for relationships (romantic, business, and personal) and can signify a third party who will cause disagreements in your relationship. Right now you (or your partner) are having lack of interest in your relationship or you are not putting in much effort to make it work. Instead of love there is resentment and apathy towards each other. When these feelings exist, the mind, the heart, and the eye wanders. Beware that leaving this issue unresolved will only cause the rift between you two to widen. Do not be lazy in preparing your relationship. Are you single? Keep in mind that history is capable of repeating itself, and you may be living in the past hurt and actually recreating it today in your current relationships.
Money & Career- You have lost your dedication and commitment to work. Your skills and knowledge are still strong, but they have become useless because your attitude towards work has changed along with the quality of your output. Before your boss can make the decision for you consider changing your attitude and reinvesting yourself in your job. One method is by accepting constructive criticisms and working to improve your skills/behavior/time management/etc.. The outcome largely depends on how you react to this situation.
Health & Wellness- In terms of health, a reversed Three of Pentacles tarot card means you must be honest with yourself, first and foremost, and then your medical providers about your condition. The lack of willingness to fully confront what you are suffering from is a roadblock to your recovery. If it feels too big to handle on your own rely on your support network or an advisor with who you can be totally honest. When suggestions are given to you do not dismiss them right off the bat because they aren’t what you want to hear. Consider them carefully and within the context of learning.
Spirituality- In the context of spiritual growth, this card shows your lack of willingness and openness to gather new information and interest in learning as you attempt to improve your spiritual gifts. Often, this is due to an internal block which hinders you from understanding your inner self better. Do not be discouraged because this is a temporary slump. Find a topic that interests you, spiritually, and you’ll find your flame re-lit. Be wary of people telling you only what you want to hear.
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