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Three of Pentacles

Card Theme: Work
Element: Earth

The Three of Pentacles card shows a young man at work in what looks like a church. He seems to be following a plan that’s being offered to him. The two people with him seem to be in discussion about his work and appreciating his skills.

You might find yourself feeling unappreciated at this time, but be assured your dedication and job abilities are not going unnoticed. You may think that you are not being compensated for all that you do. Maybe you do not delegate enough, believing that things will get completed quickly and competently if you just do things yourself. However, by allowing too much responsibility, you are actually placing too much pressure on yourself.

The Three of Pentacles symbolizes a need for competence. This card shows you have the ability, experience, and power beyond the skills required for the job at hand.

Now is the time to start and look at more ambitious challenges, where your expertise will be more appreciated

Many people focus on. What they can have in the here and now, without carefully planning or strategizing to achieve something worthwhile in the intermediate or long term.

When you take the time to plan your life carefully, this can provide you with more satisfaction and meaningfulness. Yet, you don’t always need to do this alone. The number three in the card symbolizes a team – there is a saying, “Two heads are better than one.” Sometimes, having that extra piece of support from another person’s perspective can make all the difference.

The Three of Pentacles suggests that you can apply yourself. By doing this, you will be able to overcome that feeling of apathy that you may have towards accomplishing things in all aspects of your life.


Blocked Meaning

Card Theme: Stagnation

The Three of Pentacles in this position suggests you be feeling a reluctance to apply yourself. Maybe there is an apathy in aspects of your life. It could also mean that you left things to happen by chance and have not set out any plans for your life. Perhaps you have been feeling, what’s the point? Or you just can’t be bothered. If so, now is the time to take a long hard look at your life. You need to reassess the situation and become more positive.

It is essential to have goals. They are part of a larger picture, and that you are making your dreams come true.

Any thought without action is invalid.