The Three Of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

Have you had the Three of Pentacles in your Tarot card reading and aren’t sure what it means? Maybe you have been given an interpretation but want to know what else the card can mean? Or are you curious and want to know more?

No matter the question that brought you here, we have the answers for you! 

Keep reading to find out what the Three of Pentacles means, both upright and reversed to help you understand what the cards are telling you! 

Upright Three Of Pentacles Tarot Card General Meaning 

Let’s begin with an overview of the Three of Pentacles and its meaning! Generally, the card is a positive one to get in your Tarot reading. It represents apprenticeship, studying, and learning.

The card also suggests hard work, determination, commitment, and dedication.

Whatever you are working on currently, you are giving 100% of your effort. 

The card also suggests you are building on foundations or success. You have worked to overcome any challenges and the effort you put in is now paying off! The card also suggests you are collaborating with others to achieve your goals. This could be at work, school, or home. 

Now that we have looked at the general meaning of the card, let’s dive in a little deeper to look at its other meanings! 

Health

Health-wise, the card suggests you have been trying to improve your fitness and that your hard work is starting to pay off! By dedicating yourself to improving your fitness, you should notice the benefits soon. 

If you have not already dedicated yourself or set some goals, now is the time to do so! If you do and remain committed, you are likely to see results quickly! 

Love And Relationships

If you are in a relationship, the card suggests you are committed to the relationship and making it work. If there have been issues in the relationship, the card is a sign that you might need the help of a counselor to overcome your issues. 

The Three of Pentacles also suggests that you and your partner are learning about each other and growing together.

This can be the new part of a relationship where you are learning about one another and working out how you can share your lives. 

If you are single, the card suggests that someone you like has noticed you. The Three of Pentacles also suggests that you might meet a potential partner through study or work! 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the Three of Pentacles suggests you have fantastic determination, commitment, and a good work ethic. You are putting effort into your business or career and are building on success when the card appears in your reading.

It also suggests you are learning in your job or studying for qualifications. 

The hard work and dedication you are putting in is not going unnoticed. You can expect rewards, recognition, and achievements when the Three of Pentacles is in your reading. 

The Tarot card also suggests you need to collaborate with others for a project. The collaboration should go well provided you share your skills and work together as a team. 

If you have started a business, the card suggests growth and success coming your way after the initial challenges of launching a business! If you are a tradesperson, the card suggests good workmanship. 

Financially, the Three of Pentacles suggests you will be rewarded soon for your efforts. Any financial struggles you have had will be a distant memory. All your determination and hard work are about to pay off! 

Spirituality 

The Three of Pentacles suggests you will study or learn new spiritual practices. The card also suggests if you put effort into your spiritual development, you are sure to reap the rewards! 

Reversed Three Of Pentacles Tarot Card General Meaning 

The reversed Three of Pentacles Tarot card has a different meaning, so let’s take a look at it now. Generally, the card means you are not learning from past mistakes or aren’t willing to learn.

You might be overwhelmed, feeling that you don’t know what you are doing.

But this comes from not putting the effort into learning, rather than that you are incapable. 

The reversed Three of Pentacles also suggests a lack of effort, concentration, determination, work ethic, and dedication to achieving your goals. You also might not have set goals yet.

The card also suggests that you feel apathy towards certain areas of your life and are not giving things your best efforts. 

It can seem like everything is lackluster or that you don’t have any motivation or growth within you. The card also suggests there is a lack of team spirit or delays caused by conflict within a team. 

Now that we have looked at the general meaning, let’s dive in and look at the reversed card in more detail! 

Health

Health-wise, the reversed card suggests you need to put in the effort if you want to see results. If you have been suffering from health issues lately, now is the time to take proactive steps.

Only by helping yourself and working with healthcare professionals will you see a real change. 

Love And Relationships

If you are in a relationship, the reversed Three of Pentacles suggests that a third party is causing friction in your relationship. There might also be a lack of growth or commitment in your relationship. 

The card can suggest that you and your partner are not putting in the effort required for a happy and successful relationship. There might also be a feeling of apathy towards one another. 

If you are single, the card suggests you are not putting your best foot forward when it comes to relationships. You might have feelings of apathy around dating or you aren’t putting in the effort needed to meet someone.

The reversed Three of Pentacles can also suggest you aren’t learning from your past mistakes and are repeating past patterns that have not worked out for you before. 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the reversed card is not a good omen. It suggests you have lost your dedication, motivation, or commitment.

As a result, the quality of your work is suffering.

When the card appears, it means you are not applying yourself or putting enough effort in, rather than you don’t have the ability to complete the work. 

You might also be reacting defensively to criticism or be unwilling to learn. You might also not have the qualifications that you need to advance your career.

This can be quite distressing for you and others around you, bringing down members of your team. 

If you have started a business, the reversed Three of Pentacles suggests a lack of motivation and growth. You might be struggling to find the motivation to work on your business, and this will be reflected in how successful your business is. 

Financially, the card suggests you need to put the effort in if you want financial success or security. If you do not have a good work ethic, do not expect money to fall your way.

Your finances will not magically work out, nor is there a windfall coming your way. 

Spirituality 

The reversed Three of Pentacles suggests you need to be willing to learn and open if you want to make progress with your spiritual journey. You might find that you are reluctant to move forward with your journey.

Take some time here to examine why.

Only when you know why can you find the motivation to work on developing your spiritual gifts.

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all the possible meanings of the upright and reversed Three of Pentacles!

This is the card of hard work, whether you are working hard currently, or need the motivation to start putting the effort in, when this card appears, you know it is time to roll up your sleeves. By putting the effort in now, you can reap the rewards in the days and months to come. 

Zhara O’Brien