Three of Pentacles

The primary meaning of the Three of Pentacles is that you are in the process of developing your talents or that you will be offered an opportunity to take your skills to the next level.

This card often appears when a querent is about to receive a job promotion or learn a new trade. Alternatively it can signal the chance to mingle with those of influence.

Historically speaking the Three of Pentacles was associated with meeting celebrities and engagement in high society. Whatever talents you have, they will not go unnoticed and soon you will be on the receiving end of attention and accolades.

It is, however, important to note that the Three of Pentacles very much refers to the beginning of a journey and not the end. You will have to dig deep and work hard, adding more strings to your bow, and become a master of your trade.

In the Rider Waite Deck, the image depicted is that of an apprentice stone mason seeking guidance from his peers; this symbolises not only learning a craft but also that this craft is something that can endure and serve you well in time to come, much as buildings are built to last. It also shows that you will physically make your mark on this world and leave something for posterity.

In the context of a love reading, this card can point to joint ventures and the ability to manifest whatever it is you choose together, as three is the root number of manifestation and divine creation. On the less positive side, it may point out that you may need to learn more about your potential lover before you can truly make a decision as to whether or not they are right for you. At times this card can also signal that your love interest may be a celebrity of sorts or in a position of influence.

Key words: Showing off talents, apprenticeship, lucrative teamwork, social set, mingling with people of influence, opportunity for formal education, meeting celebrities.