3 of Pentacles

 

 

 

Upright position:

 

Reward for skills or abilities, approval, success through effort

 

The 3 of Pentacles is a very positive card, particularly with regard to work and career questions, but it's a good overall omen that you are in general, doing well.


General: The 3 of Pentacles tells you that the people around you appreciate you and your efforts, and notice the quality of what you do, even if you don't get a paycheck. The Three tells you to keep doing what you're doing as you are on the right track (although there is always room for improvement.) You don't need to scrap something and start again.


Work: This is an extremely positive omen with regard to work and career questions. It tells you that your work is appreciated and generally well regarded, which is always a good place to find yourself. Similarly, if you are seeking employment, this card hints that you can expect success fairly quickly.


Love: In a love question, the 3 of Pentacles is a good omen. Particularly if you already know someone that you are interested in, this tells you that they see you in a positive light, as someone who has the qualities that they are looking for, although love has not quite developed yet. So there is a need for patience. If you're unattached but looking for love, this card indicates that you are likely to meet someone through your work or through theirs. Keep your eyes open!


Finances: The 3 of Pentacles is a very good omen with regard to money; it can mean that your proverbial "ship is coming in," though it carries with it the clear caveat that you still must do your part. This is not a card about windfalls, it's a card about fair remuneration for the work that you have done and the quality of it. Keep a positive attitude, keep plugging along, and the rewards will come. Things are looking up.


Health: Your health is likely to show a positive increase, but this is not a result of a miracle, it's the result of the work that you've been doing to improve your health. This card shows that you are on the right track; keep doing what you are doing.


Spirituality: Looking into ancient organizations and traditions may lead you into wonderful and very deep insight now. You don't have to join some organization unless you wish to, these insights can be gleaned simply by reading about their belief systems and organizations. Learn more about rituals from the past. They will deepen your spiritual understanding and practice.

 

 

 

Reversed position:

 

Quality in workmanship is neglected, good work is expended due to a preoccupation with money, common place ideals or ambitions

 

The reversed 3 of Pentacles is generally a positive card, particularly with regard to work and career questions, but it carries the warning that this is not the time to allow yourself to slack off.


General: Work is very much a focus when the 3 of Pentacles reversed is in the picture. It's an important time to give your best, not settle for the simplest solution. If you do, you are likely to find yourself with much success.


Work: Provided you don't suddenly start producing lousy or inferior work, you should find that you are more successful in the "marketplace" when the reversed 3 of Pentacles is in the spread. Do not allow yourself to give in to any feelings of jealousy or pettiness. Take the higher road.


Love: In a love question, the reversed 3 of Pentacles is a good omen. If you are looking to add to your family, this is a time when fertility can be higher than usual. If you're looking for love, this is a good time to meet people (particularly through your work) however, beware a tendency to be overly subservient or to behave as though you are "less than" the potential love partners you are meeting. Hold your head up high!


Finances: Money should be going well (or be about to go well for you ) when the reversed 3 of Pentacles is part of your spread. However, you need to not just expect "pennies from heaven." How well you do financially will be in direct proportion to how hard you have worked and how much you have tried. Don't grovel, but do ask for what you deserve.


Health: When it comes to your health, you should be cautious about over-doing things. Moderation is the key when the reversed 3 of Pentacles appears. Trust your instincts. If you are feeling weak, rest. If you think you need to be seen by a doctor, then don't hesitate. You may be overly tired when this card appears in Reverse.


Spirituality: The reversed 3 can indicate that you are indeed ready to make a spiritual leap, however, you should be cautious about where and from whom you accept input. You already have a number of the answers that you need deep within you, and you may be in a phase where it is easy to be "blinded" by a guru who claimes to have your best interests at heart but who may truly be more interested in your money. Be extremely cautious with new spiritual leaders and churches, and cautious about where you put your money in that regard. Spiritual growth is FREE.