Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
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DescriptionA sculptor at his work in a monastery. Compare the design which illustrates the Eight of Pentacles. The apprentice or amateur therein has received his reward and is now at work in earnest.
Meaning of Three of Pentacles from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Metier, trade, skilled labour; usually, however, regarded as a card of nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory.
Mediocrity, in work and otherwise, puerility, 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