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Three of Pentacles - Tarot Card Meanings

Key Symbolism


teamwork, cooperation, creation, work, the workplace, learning, projects, the execution of plans, compromises, building on a foundation, commitment, collaboration, effort, competence, long term plans, recognition.

three of pentacles

Description and Symbolism


We see a scene in a cathedral. A sculptor is standing on a bench holding a tool in his hand. He is about to work on the walls of the cathedral. Next to him are a monk and another man, dressed in what looks like a jesters costume. The man in the costume holds a plan in his hand showing it to the sculptor. The three men are very diverse, but they work as a team to create something together. The input of each of them is necessary to create the decorations in the cathedral. The archway under which the men are standing shows three pentacles.


General Meaning

The number three points to a manifestation or creation. In the Three of Pentacles card teamwork and the combination of different aspects is necessary to get the right result. This card can symbolize all kinds of situations where teamwork and cooperation are necessary. Sometimes it can be a symbol for the workplace and colleagues. It also stands for learning, studies, plans being executed and the creation of something bigger.

Love Meaning

In a love reading Three of Pentacles could symbolize that you and your partner are a good team working together on your goals. It can also be a reminder to make compromises more often and to listen to what your partner has to say. Three of Pentacles can also symbolize an advanced stage of the relationship where you already built a strong foundation and keep on working to enjoy your life together. This card also indicates a commitment - just like the people in the illustration feel committed to their mutual project.


As Feelings


If you ask how someone feels for you, Three of Pentacles can indicate that the person in question wants to build something of value with you and sees you as a long-term partner. They see the two of you as a team and feel committed to you. If you had any relationship problems with that person lately, it can mean that they are willing to work on the relationship with you. They are also open for your help and input. 

The Major Arcana        The Wands        The Cups        The Swords        The Pentacles     

© Illustrations from the Radiant Rider-Waite 2015 reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems Inc., Stanford, CT 06902. c. 2015 by U.S. Games Systems Inc. All rights reserved.

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