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 Key Meanings: Enterprise and success.

The meaning of the Three of Pentacles is rewarding work. It often shows you are ready to let your talents shine in public, and the card often appears in readings to show launching a business, receiving a commission, giving a lecture or teaching, or presiding over an important event; specifically it can also show making a speech at a graduation or wedding.

In domestic affairs, the card can predict building or improvement work to your home or putting a property up for sale.

The Three of Pentacles is also a good card for creatives, predicting that projects will be finished and appreciated. The work may also be displayed in a public space.

According to tarot scholar Jonathan Dee, the Three of Pentacles is sometimes called the Architect, which means you establish a lasting enterprise, a project that “causes you to stand head and shoulders above friends and enemies alike.”

The downside, of course, as you succeed and become visibly successful, is the touch of envy you may sense around you; it may feel uncomfortable, as you’re not used to negative attention. This jealousy, as with elements of all minor arcana cards, is transitory and will not dint your confidence or harm your progress. Detractors can only make you stronger.



The Ultimate Guide to Tarot (A Beginner’s Guide to the Cards, Spreads, and Revealing the Mystery of the Tarot) by Liz Dean