Long-term rewards, craftsmanship, abilities, talents, skills, security, plans, goals, creativity, trade, skilled labour, renown, good workmanship, recognition, glory, success.





3rd to the 8th of May

30th of December to 10th of January

Gentian is a bitter tonic and an alterative and can be made into ‘alcoholic bitters’ with similar herbs. Gentian is also used with other herbs as a treatment for herpes and venereal disease. A few drops taken in water before meals stimulates the secretion of hydro-colic acid to aid digestion.

The Three of Pentacles indicates the ‘seed of life’, results, birth and self-expression.

The Three of Pentacles is a card which signifies the completion of an initial stage. This first stage must be reached before any further developments can take place.  Therefore, it represents a satisfactory time to commence new projects, take on new work or ventures and lay the foundations for future developments. 

The III of Pentacles is a card of secure positive beginnings, rather than final resolutions.

The 3 of Pentacles is the card which symbolizes and represents members of such groups as the Masons and other similar groups.

The 3 of Pentacles tells of pride in one’s craft or work.

The III of Pentacles relates to the number 3 which is the number of communication, creativity and creative energy. It is also related to the number 71 / 8 which tells of ‘spiritual perfection’, power and giving and receiving. The vibration of the number 71 / 8 is one of inner-security and authority and indicates the direct link with the higher consciousness which can be manifested on the material plane.

The III of Pentacles tells of talents, skills and abilities put to good use. Now is the time to put favourable plans into action as they will be successful. There is a focus on the recognition of skills and hard work. You may find that employers or potential employers have taken note of your abilities and quality of work. You may be called upon to work on a project that will benefit from your skills.

Appearing in a reading, the 3 of Pentacles tells of success to be had and suggests that your efforts will be well rewarded. 

The Three of Pentacles tells of long-term rewards after much hard work and personal effort. There may be a feeling that your efforts, talents and skills are being put to good use and you are helping others as well as yourself. Your efforts are recognized, acknowledged and appreciated, which brings personal satisfaction.

In a reading, the Three of Pentacles tells of material recognition and reward for a job well done. The proof of your abilities and honest hard work are about to be rewarded. 

Business opportunities and profitable ventures are highlighted when the III of Pentacles appears in a reading.  Take advantage of this auspicious time.

Financial affairs will blossom, particularly if you work for or within a large organization or family business. You may receive a great deal of personal satisfaction from the success of the venture and from recognition from others. The spiritual rewards will be great, though the material gain may be less than expected.

The 3 of Cups appearing in a tarot spread indicates an opportunity that may lead to promotion and/or gain in a business or commercial transaction or venture.

When the III of Pentacles appears in a reading it is an indication that your efforts will finally be rewarded. There is recognition, an award or reward for your skills, talents and/or abilities. 

The 3 of Pentacles indicates an excellent time for construction or renovations to all buildings, be they homes, office buildings, sheds and the like. Plans and works will run smoothly and efficiently.

The presence of the 3 of Pentacles in a tarot spread represents teamwork and people working towards a common goal.

The III of Pentacles appearing in a reading can signify a need for planning and forethought and can be a sign to slow down and consider things carefully before taking action, rather than taking on more than you can handle.

If you are looking to move residence, the best time to both sell and buy property is right now. Things should run smoothly in this vein.

The Three of Pentacles implies that you are to be commended for some excellent work you have undertaken and completed to an exacting standard. Just rewards are on their way.

The 3 of Pentacles asks that you expand your horizons, and investigate the ‘spiritual perfection’ that is freely available. 

Know that it is to be used for the highest good, using power, authority and right action.

Two 3s appearing in a spread foretells of a small but pleasant surprise.

Three threes in a spread tells of unexpected good luck.

Four 3s in a reading tells of celebrations. It may even be foretelling of the birth of a child.

Next to The SUN:
The 3 of Pentacles appearing next to The Sun card in a spread brings a message that your innate talents will come to the fore and you will have success and personal fulfilment. You have a right to feel secure on your path and are asked to maintain faith in yourself. Stay positive.

Next to The WHEEL of FORTUNE:
When the 3 of Pentacles appears next to The Wheel of Fortune it tells you to have faith and trust in your own talents. You will find success in your endeavours.

Next to The TOWER:
The III of Pentacles, with it is positioned next to The Tower card in a reading tells you to prepare yourself to make necessary changes to plans, otherwise there may be a loss in business or some other negotiation.

Next to The EMPEROR:
When the III of Pentacles appears next to The Emperor it may be telling of a clash of personalities, a battle of wills or disagreements, particular in the work arena.

Next to Three SWORDS:
When the Three of Pentacles appears with three Swords cards in a reading, it may be an indication that some loss in business or finances is inevitable. You are asked to be prepared to make relevant and necessary changes.

This placement may also indicate a clash of personalities within a working environment or situation that may bring about disagreements and an inability to compromise.

Appearing with THREE other 3 numbered cards:
When the 3 of Pentacles appears with other three numbered cards in a spread, it is an indication that hard work and some obstacles will present before completion of successful work and rewards.

3’s in a reading suggest that more than one person is involved in a situation. It also suggests that there may be a period of suspended activity before future successes are brought to fruition.


Frustration, mediocrity, pettiness, inefficiency, weakness, inexperience, delays, postponements, non-achievement.

The reversed 3 of Pentacles implies that you are not as experiences as you may need to be in order to successfully achieve a goal. You may need to learn more and time will be needed to accomplish this.

Reversed, the Three of Pentacles tells of lack of ambition and effort, leading to failure and dissatisfaction. You receive what you put out.

There may be delays, postponements and hold-ups at this time, so do not try to rush things as this will lead to impatience and rash and hasty decisions and actions that you may come to regret in the future. You are asked to take your time in all that you do at the moment. All will take place in it’s own right time.

The III of Pentacles reversed indicates that you may have made plans regarding a work venture, but soon lost enthusiasm, resulting in sloppy workmanship on your behalf.  It may be best to cut your losses if renewed enthusiasm and motivation cannot be found.

The 3 of Pentacles reversed states that there may be a need to assimilate additional skills and talents and asks that you cultivate a much deeper level of concentration and focus.

The reversed 3 of Pentacles implies that there is frustration due to hard work and personal effort being ignored, unrecognized and/or unacknowledged as is warranted. It tells of being under-rewarded for your efforts and your skills and talents being used, squandered and/or wasted by others or yourself.

The III of Pentacles may be telling of a situation where you are being under-minded and criticized, which further undermines confidence in personal abilities, leaving you feeling taken for granted, used and abused.

When the Three of Pentacles appears in a spread reversed it is an indication of poor workmanship, lacksidaisel planning and ‘cutting corners’ all round. Do not expect rewards, positive results or accolades, as more work is needed. More concerted effort is required.

Expect delays and obstacles, and look upon these as ‘challenges’ rather than hinderences.

Appearing reversed, the 3 of Pentacles appears reversed in a reading it may be telling you to go over all the details of plans and ideas, as making sure all is correct prior to proceeding will ensure that all comes together positively.

Reversed, the 3 of Pentacles may be implying that you are over-worked and underpaid.

The reversed 3 of Pentacles in a reading may be indicating that you have a great deal more to learn before you put your plans into action.

The 3 of Pentacles reversed tells you to expect delays, hiccups and hinderances at this time. Rather than push forward regardless, slow down, take it easy and be patient.  Better timing is just ahead.

The reversed III of Pentacles may be an indication that not enough effort has been put into a project. It may also indicate a lack of ambition.

Reversed, the 3 of Pentacles indicates a time when teamwork (or lack thereof) is causing obstacles and dramas. 

You may be best working alone to achieve your goals.

Joanne WalmsleySacred Scribes

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  1. Thank you for sharing your abundant knowledge! Can you tell me what the three of Pentacles drawn with the Moon card might indicate?

    1. Not being told everything that is going on behind the scenes in business.

  2. When you do a mini reading 3 card spread and the first card is 5 cups and the nxt is tower and last is 3 of pentacels. And my question was what 3 lessons i need to learn aling the way.
    Bur your question was what 3 lesson i need to learn along the way