The 3 of Pentacles is about working on a project diligently. It’s about the creation of something new. There may be teamwork involved as well. You may be feeling unsatisfied with the work environment.
I suggest, while looking at this card description, you have your tarot deck in front of you and decide for yourself if you agree with the feelings on this page or if the card represents something entirely different to you.
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A few words to describe the card:
Teamwork (possibly unequal), working on a project, diligence
3 of Pentacles
The 3 of pentacles is one of hard work. Only if you put in effort, will things pay off. This card typically also depicts a group of people working together, although it may seem like it’s not even – you’re putting in most of the work. It may represent an unfair work environment, or a project you’ve spent a lot of time on isn’t getting you the credit you feel you deserve. You may feel like you’re not getting paid the enough, or not enough appreciation for the work.
When you see this card, it’s reminding you to keep working. Only with hard work will there be rewards. You’re trying to create something beautiful.
If you’re feeling particularly frustrated, speak up. Talk to someone who will listen.
If you’ve pulled this card, you likely have a project going on. You might be satisfied with some pieces of it, but are frustrated by others. This isn’t a time to quit, but keep working. As we can see further in the pentacles series, the hard work will pay off, to where we can relax and appreciate it.
Still confused about the meanings of the cards? A few tools that have been really helpful for me have been: practice, taking the time to look at each card, read books like Tarot: Learn How to Read and Interpret the Cards by Kim Arnold. Or try out tarot spreads! Try doing a simple reading every day. The Labyrinthos app is really helpful too. Or try some that I’ve created by looking here: Tarot Spreads.