8 Three of Pentacles Tarot Meanings: Love, Outcomes, Feelings & More!

The meaning of the Three of Pentacles Tarot card is ‘learning.’ The main meaning of the Three of Pentacles is that it’s the card of apprenticeships. It marks a period of time when you’re developing yourself. 

Three of Pentacles General Tarot Meaning

Typically, those who receive this card are putting the skills and talents they were born with to good use. You may be furthering your education, taking up an apprenticeship, or honing your craft. Because you have natural talent, your skills will not go unnoticed by those who matter.

The hard work and training you’re putting in now may or may not pay off in the end. The Three of Pentacles marks the start of the journey, not the end result. Therefore, you’ll need to push a little harder before you begin to see rewards. However, the prospects are good.

I suppose that a need for effort is one of the more negative faces of the Three of Pentacles. You have all it takes to make something work, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll apply yourself when it matters. Most failures are the result of arrogance – you might be talented in an area, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t people out there who are better than you.

It’s also possible that you’ll become the subject of envy by others who are not as naturally talented as you. If this is the case, they may attempt to call you out or put your abilities to the test. I advise you not to rise to their pettiness. Just keep doing you. 

Three of Pentacles Love Tarot Meaning

In love Tarot readings, the Three of Pentacles can represent a time where you’re learning more about your partner or potential lover and what they like. You will discover more about their personality and what their interests are. 

In some ways, discovering more about someone can be positive, as this can mean you’ll be able to bond. Through spending more time with your partner, you will find out if the two of you are well-suited as a couple.

However, in some cases, a need to learn more about a lover can be negative. Sometimes, the Three of Pentacles can predict that you will get lost in your partner as you learn to mold yourself into something they want. Try to keep your own personality and don’t change yourself for the sake of a relationship. You are enough. 

Three of Pentacles Career & Business Tarot Meaning

The Three of Pentacles is an okay card for business Tarot readings. If your reading looks really positive, I would apply the historical Three of Pentacles meaning – keep working, and you’ll soon be associating with very important industry leaders.

The most likely meaning for the Three of Pentacles in career Tarot readings is that it’s a card symbolizing education. You may not yet have all of the skills and knowledge you need, so you will take a course or hire a coach. However, your investment will pay off much better than you anticipate, so don’t be afraid to stick your head in the books (or computer screen!).

Three of Pentacles Feelings Tarot Meaning

I would read the Three of Pentacles quite negatively if you’re asking your Tarot cards about a potential partner’s feelings. The Three of Pentacles can mean that your love interest thinks there’s too much skill or effort involved in making you happy. You’re hard work. 

There’s also the possibility that a potential lover feels that you’re too far out of their league. If they think they’re not good enough for you, they probably aren’t. 

I will say that the Three of Pentacles is one of the cards that most diviners struggle with reading for love and relationships. If you’re finding this card and other Tarot cards for love, make sure you’re using the right interpretations. I have a Love Tarot Meanings e-book available on this site; having a meanings guide can make everything easier. 

Three of Pentacles Future Tarot Meaning

When the Three of Pentacles appears in the future or outcome of a Tarot reading, this means you will have to learn a new skill in the future. You could find yourself going back into education or learning something online. 

If you’re reading the future or outcome of a relationship, the Three of Pentacles can mean that you will learn more about your lover in the future, which can obviously be a good or bad thing (again, there’s more information about the Three of Pentacles in the Love Tarot Meanings e-book). 

Yes or No with the Three of Pentacles

General – For anything related to success, education, hard work, effort, or willpower, the Three of Pentacles is a definite yes. You’ve got this!

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Do they like me? – They are getting to know more about you. 

Am I pregnant? – I would not say that the Three of Pentacles is a Tarot card that screams pregnancy, so you’re probably not pregnant. 

Is this relationship going to last? – This card does not predict marriage. That’s not to say that your relationship won’t last, but it’s not a certain yes either. 

Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, in the sense that you will learn new things. 

Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – I don’t think the Three of Pentacles is a positive card for reconciliations. However, soon, you will get more information. 

Three of Pentacles as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle

When it appears in a Tarot spread as a negative, weakness, or obstacle, the Three of Pentacles can predict that you will be the subject of envy. Because other people are jealous, they may try to call you out. 

In other types of readings, the Three of Pentacles can mean that you will have to apply too much effort to learn how to make something work. Sometimes, if something is too much work, it’s simply not worth the hassle.

Three of Pentacles as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage

When it appears in a Tarot spread as a positive, strength, or advantage, the Three of Pentacles can predict the start of education or the development of a skill. You’re learning the best way to navigate the situation. 

Historically, the Three of Pentacles predicted the presence of celebrities. The Three of Pentacles can therefore mean that you’ll soon be rubbing shoulders with important people. Others will recognize your potential.

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