Three of Pentacles: general, standing and reversed meaning

Three of Pentacles, general description

Three of Pentacles is the 71st card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

Its black colors often make Three of Pentacles to be interpreted as the card of anguish. However, it rather refers to a successful exam or to a joyful experience. Unlike the Eight of Pentacles, that denotes a butler, here it’s the figure of the master craftsman that appears.

By this, the card reveals that we have entered the realm of new experiences where, unlike Eight of Pentacles, we already have the proper skills and knowledge. The card shows the successful completion of a certain period of our studies or improvement; this will be followed by a high leveled recommencement.

Three of Pentacles (work), standing

The beginning of a new business or job, financial transactions. Constructive use of creative abilities and artistic talent. Skillfulness and knowledge that is used to create interesting things. The creation of something special and precious with the usual method or from everyday things.


Three of Pentacles (work), reversed

Delay or postponement in relation with a new business, job or financial transactions. Withholding or not fully using available power or opportunity. Worthless job and attention. You’re paralyzed by the rules and you’re unable to follow through your ideas.