Three of Pentacles Tarot Card

The Tarot Suit of Pentacles

The Tarot Suit of Pentacles is associated with the suit of Diamonds in standard playing cards.

The suit of pentacles is also known by other names, such as coins, discs or disks in some tarot decks.

The suit of pentacles is associated with the element of earth and material concerns. It is also associated with the season of winter, and with the direction North. As far as personal attributes are concerned, the pentacles refer to physical talents and mastery.

The pentagram (five-pointed star) is used to illustrate the pentacles in many of the most popular tarot decks. This is a Pythagorean symbol of health and knowledge. It can have negative connotations if inverted.

The 'Threes' in the tarot deck generally suggest a family unit of mother, father and child. This can represent the resolution of the tension inherent in the number 'two' to due to the opposition of extremes. However, this numerical 'theme' is not always used when describing the meanings of '3's tarot cards because interpretations of the cards bearing the number three vary considerably across the four suits.

In the case of the 3 of Pentacles the theme is honourable works, and the recognition of honourable works. Typical images depicted on this card are of skilled craftsmen or professionals engaged in their work. The suit of Pentacles is concerned with all aspects of the material world including beauty, creativity and expression, not just wealth and money.

The presence of the 3 of Pentacles tarot card in a spread may suggest that the querent has the skills and abilities to find more creative solutions regarding the issue of the reading. Alternatively it might offer the idea that he or she could add his or her own personal creative touches wherever possible.


Keywords and phrases for some of the many possible meanings of the 3 of Pentacles Tarot Card include:

  • Achievement
  • Artistic ability
  • Master craftsman
  • Skills developed and rewarded
  • Success follows effort and dedication

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What about the Three of Pentacles Reversed ?

Some interpretations of the meaning of the 3 of Pentacles reversed include:

  • Dissatisfaction at work
  • Possible need to gain new skills and work more effectively
  • Advice to concentrate on doing the job or task well rather than becoming distracted by other issues in the workplace

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