With the 3 of pentacles You are building a solid foundation for the future. With help or advice, you can create an income or resource that will continue to increase, maybe through education, your own business endeavour etc. Teamwork and learning/improving your skills will reap rewards now.
Three figures stand in front of a cathedral under construction – a monk, an architect and a stone mason. The mason stands on a wooden bench with a tool in their hand. They wear a gray tunic over a white shirt, yellow apron, blue leggings and gray boots. The monk has a shaved head and wears black robes and shoes. The architect wears a long cloak with a hood in red patterned yellow fabric. Above the figures are three pentcles carved into the cathedral.
Yes/No upright: Yes
Yes/No reversed: No
Amplified by: The Queen of Pentacles, The Devil
Amplifier for: The Queen of Pentacles, The Devil
Zodiac/Element: Mars in Capricorn
Dates: 31 December to 9 January
Traditional Name: Material Works
Traditional Meaning: Métier, trade, skilled labour; usually, however, regarded as a card of nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory. Reversed: Mediocrity, in work and otherwise, puerility, pettiness, weakness.
TarotCraft Upright Meaning
Making giant strides towards achieving your goals is possible now. You are building a solid foundation for the future. With help or advice, you can create an income or resource that will continue to increase, maybe through education, your own business endeavour etc. Teamwork and learning/improving your skills will reap rewards now. Action with purpose is a key theme of this card. To make the most of your interactions with others, take steps to be more diplomatic at this time because the 3 of Pentacles energy can be blunt and dogmatic.
TarotCraft Reversed Meaning
When reversed, the 3 of Pentacles can show lack of effort, wasted resources and laziness. In the workplace, it can indicate conflict and problems with others. Money flowing out instead of in. Things may be broken, damaged or lost.
TarotCraft Gift, Invitation, and Challenge
The Gift of the 3 of Pentacles is known as “Beginners Mind”. With Beginners Mind, things are always new, and you remain open to fresh ideas and new ways of doing things.
The 3 of Pentacles invites you to explore your creativity and to collaborate with others. Your creativity may come in many forms, not necessarily artistic. It could merely be a new perspective on an existing situation that opens up new possibilities.
The Challenge of the 3 of Pentacles is to be open-minded when it comes to conflict and working with others. Take other people’s views into consideration and be prepared to negotiate and compromise.
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