66-Three of Pentacles – Upright Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Three of Pentacles Upright Rider Waite Deck

When upright, the Three of Pentacles points to the skillful use of your talents to construct something of quality, often in cooperation with others. It suggests that people will recognize your maturity and truly appreciate your training and experience. There is nothing like a job well done to enhance your reputation and sense of self-esteem.

Keywords Upright: Artisanship, skilled labor, the master craftsman, construction, work, high quality, artistry, masterful work, honors, dignity, renown, recognition for one’s work, gain in business transactions, maturity, nobility of conduct, collaborating with others to create something new, mentoring, teamwork, a job well done.

Timing: 10 Capricorn–20 Capricorn. Tropical, 31 December–9 January. Sidereal, 24 January–2 February.
Astrology: Assertive and pioneering Mars (exalted) in the second decan of earthy Capricorn, realm of the Queen of Pentacles (Water of Earth) and the Devil (Capricorn). Mars is linked to the Tower.
Number Symbolism: 3 – fertility, creativity, a triadic relationship, the first fruits of a joint venture.

Rider Waite: A sculptor at his work in a monastery. Compare the design which illustrates the Eight of Pentacles. The apprentice or amateur therein [in the Eight of Pentacles] has received his reward and is now at work in earnest. Divinatory Meanings: Métier, trade, skilled labor; usually, however, regarded as a card of nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory; (R) mediocrity in work and otherwise, puerility, pettiness, weakness.

When Three of Pentacles is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Three of Pentacles is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Three of Pentacles is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Three of Pentacles using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Complete Book of Tarot
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: The first card shows five youths engaging in spirited competition, mirroring quite closely the situation that prompted her to ask for a reading. The second card depicts a young farmer pausing to reflect on his crops (the seven pentacles) and making plans for the future direction of his efforts. The third card, the Page of Swords, sometimes appears when the querent is expecting or dealing with unwelcome news or advice. This Page is highly intelligent, clever, and resourceful. The tarot seemed to be saying that this student was indeed confronting stiff competition and would need to plan her future moves carefully, using all her intelligence and mental resources. After pondering this interpretation, she asked to draw another card to clarify the implications of the Page of Swords, and she selected the Three of Pentacles.

Tarot Books

Creative Tarot: Their tools were automatic writing—the writer would write down whatever came to mind, no matter how silly or strange, trying not to control or judge the writing or where it would go—and psychoanalysis, dream imagery, and things like the tarot. Salvador Dalí, arguably the most famous surrealist artist, was particularly intrigued by the tarot, and he seems to have been introduced to the cards by his wife, Gala. She was the more esoteric of the two, and her interest in the occult is well documented.

Complete Book of Tarot: The following section will review these three decks in some detail along with other significant tarot decks that are part of tarot history.

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Tarot Triumphs: I suggest that you choose a straightforward Marseilles set of cards, not one where the High Priestess and the Pope are replaced by Juno and Jupiter, a pack often known as Tarot de Besançon; these look out of place among the other Trumps, especially for divinatory purposes.