Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionThis card shows a sculptor working in a monastery. Compare with the Eight of Pentacles: the apprentice or amateur in that card has received his reward and is now at work in earnest.
Meaning of Three of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Occupation, trade, skilled labor; also nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory.
Mediocrity, in work and elsewhere; immaturity, pettiness, weakness.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A small sum of money.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
If for a man, celebrity for his eldest son.
Depends on neighbouring cards.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Nobility, Elevation, Dignity, Rank, Power
Children, Sons, Daughters, Youths, Commencement.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
a husband will seek you when you have learned to cook, to be a good nurse, and to sing; your wife will love you and be faithful to you, if you keep near her and at home; discord with your wedded partner, but finally reconciliation and lasting peace