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Three of Pentacles tarot card meaning


    concretization, planning, materialization, long-term projects, selflessness,


    sloppiness, carelessness, thoughtlessness, obstacles, professional rivalries ,

Before looking more specifically at the visual aspect of the Three of Pentacles, I thought it would be a good ideal to recall the function of the Threes in the world of the Tarot. The Aces constitute the bases on which the characteristics proper to each suit rest, namely the emotions, the intellect, the self and creativity. The Twos are associated with ideas of accumulation and introspection. The Threes testify to the liberation of patiently stored energies, a principle of action that is definitely beneficial for the seeker's development. With the Three of Pentacles, it is material objects and social success that are highlighted.

When analyzing this card's symbolism, you should first note the vegetation that spreads over its whole surface. On the lower part of the card, two of the Pentacles are located outside these branches. They act as the pillars of development and fulfillment. The third coin is found nestled between plant motifs. Placed at the top of the card it represents the aspiration to the spiritual that every human being experiences, sooner or later.

The symbolic message of the Three of Pentacles can thus be analyzed as follows: to be able to aspire to the divine, the seeker will first need to find their true nature in the material realities of life.

Persistence brings success.


  • short-term

    In the short term, the Three of Pentacles encourages you to persevere on the path you have committed to. Recently, taking a step back has allowed you to define your professional goals more concretely so that today you know the actions you need to make in order to achieve them. You're no longer happy to be lulled by pretense or by passing desires. You've got a well-thought out career plan and your eyes are firmly fixed on the future.

  • long-term

    What's the fundamental message of the Three of Pentacles in the long run? The importance of planning and self-sacrifice. Defining your life goals is only the first step of your quest. You will also need to persevere with your efforts and hold onto the course you have set, even when difficulties hinder your forward progress. Being stable is the sine qua non of your future success!

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    Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

    Three of Pentacles upright

    When the Three of Pentacles appears in a divinatory tarot draw, it is usually seen as an encouragement, a message that urges you to persevere on the path you have chosen. Under its influence, you are now sure of what you want to achieve and of the means you need to use to achieve it.

    With this card there is no question of being aimless or living from day to day; the Three of Pentacles is pressing you to plan your future as soon as possible. The ideas that you have been patiently maturing are now bearing fruit and being externalized. You have understood how to clear your mind in order to define your objectives.

    When you are faced with a choice, decisions seem easier to make. Your path has been traced. It will quickly lead you to a bright future, especially when it comes to career planning, financial investment and social success. By dint of your selflessness, willingness and dedication, your dreams will soon become more real.

    Three of Pentacles reversed

    On the other hand, an inverted Three of Pentacles often reflects the difficulties the seeker has in envisaging their future. At the moment, their head is full of conflicting information, all shouting to be heard. It's difficult for them to see clearly. Patience will be their best ally. It will eventually allow them to restore order to their ideas, gradually prioritizing the information they have. It is only then that the seeker will be able to establish their action plan and set their course towards the horizon.

    In other draw configurations, the reversed Three of Pentacles underlines the harmful working atmosphere the seeker is currently in. Although they have defined their objectives, their current context does not necessarily lend itself to achieving them. Rivalries between colleagues are becoming more apparent and contribute to slowing down teamwork. They also tend to impact the seeker's performance and momentarily divert them from their long-term plans.

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