The Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

The Three of Pentacles is one of the most important cards of the Minor Arcana.

Below you will learn everything about its meaning both in the upright and reversed position.

In addition to the general interpretation, the topics of love, health, career, finances and destiny are also explained in detail.

Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

The Three of Pentacles Keywords

Upright: Competent, Planned, Teamwork, Learning
Reversed: Aimless, Hostile, Working Alone, Opposition

The Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Description

The Three of Pentacles Tarot card shows a young stonemason working on a cathedral. He has his work apron on and is moving carefully on a wooden bench, as an expression of his prudent and planned actions.

Next to the stonemason are two older builders or architects, who are looking at the young man’s work with awe and respect.

They seem to be discussing the progress of the cathedral’s construction and how to proceed with the building.

Although the stonemason is much younger than the two architects, they are all learning from each other’s skills, expanding their practical as well as theoretical knowledge in their fields.

The cathedral appears very stable and is already richly decorated in many details. It is an expression of the wonderful deeds we humans are capable of when we work together as a team and combine our strengths.

No one can build such a structure alone, but it takes many different skills and successful agreements to make such a colossal project a reality.

Both the stonemason and the two architects are each under a smaller pointed arch, which expresses their individual competence. In addition, all three individuals are in turn under a large pointed arch, making them appear to be part of a larger whole.

Upright Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

The Three of Pentacles Tarot card represents the pooling of various competencies to achieve a great goal in life. To build a cathedral requires many different professions working together to create a great architectural miracle.

In everyday life, it is often similar, for example, if you have a big project in your job, you will only be able to put it into action with the help of the competencies of your co-workers.

By dedicating each individual to a specific part of the common project in terms of his or her strengths and skills, you will be able to overcome challenges that would not be feasible as a single person.

The Three of Pentacles also symbolizes that you are moving up to the practical level in the realization of your goals and objectives, where you are putting into action the plans you have made.

You already have concrete ideas and steps to implement them, so now you should dare to take the first steps towards practical realization.

Maybe you have already achieved partial success and your goals are slowly taking shape. In any case, it is important during the implementation of your plans to adapt them to the current state of your project and, if necessary, to drop some aspects and replace them with new ones.

As your project progresses, you will notice how your well-planned preparations bear fruit, which you can now harvest with pride.

Another aspect of the Three of Pentacles relates to learning from those around you to further enhance your skills.

Whether from work colleagues, friends or family members, everyone around you has expertise in certain areas from which you can learn a lot for yourself.

Learning only takes place through mutual exchange, which is why you should regularly exchange information with those around you about the competencies in which you would like to develop further.

By doing so, you will show great interest and appreciation for the other person’s skills and at the same time strengthen the relationship between you in a positive sense.

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Upright Three of Pentacles Tarot Love Meaning


As a single person, the Three of Pentacles reveals to you that you should go out looking for a partner with a concrete plan so that you can go into your dates as confidently as possible.

It is not dramatic if you cannot control every little thing. Rather, you must think about the framework of your dates such as place and time beforehand and prepare it well.

Because in love affairs many unexpected things happen. By conscientiously preparing the cornerstones of your date in advance, you will be able to start your date with great aplomb and self-confidence.

Furthermore, the Three of Pentacles encourages you to use your skills and abilities in an appropriate way for dating. During the first date, we often talk about our hobbies and skills and try to impress the other one.

However, instead of just falling into profane boasting, you should think carefully about the everyday situations in which your skills could be of advantage to you and your partner.

By listening carefully to your partner and noticing where he/she has weaknesses in everyday life, you can try to compensate for them with your skills and thus help him/her in perspective.


In a partnership, the Three of Pentacles stands for very good and intimate cooperation between you as a couple.

When problems arise, you understand each other almost wordlessly and everyone knows exactly what role they have to fulfill. As a team, you successfully master the challenge in front of you.

You use your skills to compensate for each other’s weaknesses. Good teamwork involves excellent communication, both verbal and non-verbal so that you can always coordinate your actions.

The Three of Pentacles card encourages you to learn a lot from and with your partner. Especially in a very close relationship, you get to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

You benefit from each other’s knowledge and learn a lot for yourself and also for your relationship.

The more you know about your partner and the more you learn new skills together, the more you can face new challenges in life with competence and solution-oriented.

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Upright Three of Pentacles Health Meaning

The Three of Pentacles reveals that you are the designer of your health and well-being. Your efforts to increase your fitness are slowly paying off.

You feel more vital and efficient than ever before. If you keep up your diligence, you will enjoy good health in the future.

Another aspect of the Three of Pentacles is that you should get support regarding your health. If you want to improve your health, it is advisable to contact a fitness trainer or nutrition coach.

Experienced advisors will make it easier for you to start a new health program and prevent you from making mistakes.

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Upright Three of Pentacles Career Meaning

In a career context, the Three of Pentacles represents extraordinary diligence and dedication in your job.

Your exemplary work ethic will leave a good impression on both your colleagues and superiors, so you can count on their support. You have a promising career ahead of you, which you have worked hard to achieve.

Furthermore, the Three of Pentacles encourages you to continue your education and expand your professional skills. Your additional knowledge will simplify your work and let you generate new ideas and solutions.

Moreover, you can share your new skills with your colleagues, so that your whole company will benefit from them.

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Upright Three of Pentacles Finances/Money Meaning

In financial matters, the Three of Pentacles encourages you to plan and structure your money investments. If you start thinking early about how to provide for your old age, you won’t have to worry so much about your finances later on.

Make yourself a 5 or 10-year plan in time, with concrete financial goals that you want to have achieved by then.

Furthermore, the Three of Pentacles encourages you to expand your knowledge about money and finance. Inform yourself from various sources such as the Internet, bank advisors and friends about ways to manage your money wisely.

From this pool of experience, you can then create an individual strategy for your finances, with which you can work calmly.

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Upright Three of Pentacles Destiny Meaning

As a destiny card, the Three of Pentacles reveals, that through diligence and ambition you can make your dreams come true.

The basic framework of your plan is already in place, but there is still a lot of work to be done before you achieve the desired result. Keep on working diligently and your vision will soon become a reality.

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Upright Three of Pentacles Personality

The Three of Pentacles stands for a planful character trait. The person always has a well-thought-out strategy for achieving his goals, with the help of which he can safely master his plans.

At the same time, the card describes a person who can work well with others. They are careful to share their skills with others to achieve their goals more quickly.

Upright Three of Pentacles Tarot Past/Future


In your past, you could learn a lot from different people. It doesn’t matter if the lesson comes from a child or an older person.

Until now you have always lived your life according to your inner plan. Look at the milestones you have already achieved.


For future challenges, you should definitely look for other comrades-in-arms. With their help, you will easily overcome upcoming obstacles.

In the near future, you will have to use all your skills to solve a difficult task. But you already have the solution inside you.

Upright Three of Pentacles Tarot Card – Yes or No

The Three of Pentacles suggests a clear yes answer. Your matter requires a planned and well-thought-out procedure. You have all the competencies within you that you need for this.

What are you waiting for? With a confident yes, you can quickly relieve yourself and tackle the tasks ahead of you.

Reversed Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

Reversed Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

The Three of Pentacles Reversed reveals that you are working too much for yourself, pursuing your goals without the involvement of those around you.

As a result, the entire burden of your undertaking rests on your shoulders alone, with the danger that at some point, you will no longer be able to shoulder this weight of responsibility and everything will collapse.

No human being can be an expert in all areas and skills of life and the bigger your project is, the more different competencies and skills are needed to realize your goal.

Jump over your shadow and involve other people in your endeavors so that you all benefit equally from your different skills and bring the venture to a successful conclusion.

Another characteristic of the Three of Pentacles Reversed is that a hostile atmosphere in your environment will jeopardize the realization of your goals.

Instead of working together, each of you does his own thing, which unnecessarily drags out your common project, because hardly any agreements are made among each other about the further procedure.

Try to find out where the disagreements in your environment come from and take the first step towards your fellow human beings to get them to cooperate more.

The success of your common project depends on the competencies of all the people involved. You will all benefit from success to the same extent.

The Three of Pentacles Reversed Tarot card also shows that you don’t have a concrete goal in mind right now and just work on it. But without a goal, you can’t form a concrete plan to implement it, and instead of an impressive structure, you’ll just build a pile of loose stones.

First, make yourself aware of what you want to achieve and then think about how you can put your concrete ideas into practice.

The clearer you have your goal in front of your inner eye, the better you will succeed in matching reality and imagination so that in the end you can turn your dream into reality one-to-one.

Reversed Three of Pentacles Tarot Love Meaning


The Three of Pentacles Reversed reveals to you as a single that you often go into resistance during your dates and therefore scare your counterpart.

On many topics that come up during the first date, you try to distinguish yourself by basically taking an oppositional stance to your partner to reflect your point of view and expertise in the relevant area.

Especially at the beginning of a date, it is rather important to establish similarities to each other, so that mutual affection can grow that will later be able to withstand different opinions well.

Another aspect of the Three of Pentacles Reversed is that you don’t plan your dates much in advance and thus often seem disorganized and haphazard to your partner.

Your counterpart gets the impression that you have given little thought to preparing your date. Your partner thinks there is little interest and affection in his person.

It is better to take some time in advance to at least prepare the basic conditions and to structure the date from the beginning so that you signal your sincerity and appreciation to your partner.


In a relationship, the Three of Pentacles represents an underlying hostility between you as a couple that makes it difficult for you to go about your daily lives together.

If each of you only devotes himself to his own projects and you ignore the major construction site of your partnership. Your relationship will suffer serious damage and collapse in the foreseeable future.

Talk to your partner about the hostility you have been experiencing lately and offer to work together to restore harmony and trust in your partnership so that you can once again face life’s challenges as a team.

The Three of Pentacles Reversed also reveals, that you want more space to realize your own goals independently from your partner. You may have already realized many joint projects in your life and invested a lot of time and energy accordingly.

But your own wishes and plans are also important for your happiness. Discuss with your partner your desire for more time for your own projects and allow him the same freedom for the realization of his projects.

Reversed Three of Pentacles Health Meaning

The Three of Pentacles Reversed reveals that you want to improve your health at your own pace. It’s true that when it comes to exercising or losing weight, groups have the advantage of making us more motivated at the beginning.

But after a while, you may realize that you would like to work on yourself and your health more individually. Do not depend on a group, but define your own goals and implement them for yourself.

In addition, the Three of Pentacles Reversed shows that you lack concrete goals for improving your health. Such aimlessness makes it difficult for you to start a diet or sport.

First of all, make yourself aware of what you want to achieve for your health (lose 10 kg, run 10 km) and then plan your corresponding program.

Reversed Three of Pentacles Career Meaning

The Three of Pentacles Reversed reveals a hostile work climate in your company. Everyone is only looking out for their benefit and there is hardly any mutual support.

As a result, the overall performance of your company is affected. Find one or two allies among your colleagues and support each other.

Another characteristic of the Three of Pentacles Reversed is that you prefer to work more alone. You are then less distracted by colleagues and can determine your own work pace.

Negotiate with your boss whether you can work more from home, for example, and explain the advantages he will gain in terms of your performance.

Reversed Three of Pentacles Finances/Money Meaning

The Three of Pentacles Reversed signals that you want to get rich quickly without having a concrete plan. However, behind almost every fortune is a lot of work and diligence, which will pay off over the years.

Only if you invest the appropriate energy and time, you will later reap the fruits of your labor. On the way to wealth, there are hardly any shortcuts!

Another meaning of the Three of Pentacles Reversed is that you ignore important advice regarding your finances.

Your peers mean you no harm. But out of false pride, you do not want to change your financial aspirations. Reconsidering the advice you have been given can save you a lot of money.

Reversed Three of Pentacles Destiny Meaning

The Three of Pentacles Reversed indicates to your destiny that you do not have a concrete vision for your future.

Without a goal, it will be hard to build a foundation for your life. Get inspiration by asking your friends or family what their dreams are.

Reversed Three of Pentacles Personality

In the reversed position, the Three of Pentacles symbolizes a person who prefers to work alone. He can best develop her potential when no one is around to disturb him while he is working.

Furthermore, a certain aimlessness is expressed here. Such a character has little idea of what he wants to achieve in life at all, thus showing little drive.

Reversed Three of Pentacles Tarot Past/Future


You have often not achieved past goals because you have only worked alone. As a result, you lacked important competencies at crucial points.

In your past, there were moments when you did not know what you actually wanted. Look back and see which events have given you a new perspective.


You will soon perceive a hostile atmosphere against you. Beware of pouring more oil on the fire and do not let yourself be provoked.

Soon, you will be confronted with inconsistent statements. Here you should go into opposition and speak for the truth.

Reversed Three of Pentacles Tarot Card – Yes or No

With your question, you can hardly hope for the support of others. In any case, you will have to go it alone and handle everything yourself.

Therefore, you should first decide on a no. This way, you don’t have to take all the responsibility on your shoulders.

The Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings