I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
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Three of Pentacles :: Wild Unknown Tarot
Deck creator’s keywords: teamwork, determination
Carrie’s keywords: planning, collaboration
Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in the Wild Unknown
A mountain dominates the top portion of this card, but the three colorful pentacles below are equally eye-catching. There’s a sense of symmetry here. The mountain has three peaks, with the highest peak in the center. The pentacles form a similar pattern, but inverted. This gives the sensation that the pentacles are the foundation that the mountain relies upon. No great things can come to be all on their own – they are always supported along the way.
The pentacles are red, blue and yellow – primary colors. These three colors are the building blocks that can lead into infinite color combinations. We see this happening in the card as the connecting lines combine to form new hues. This shows that each of us have individual strengths, and by combining those strengths we can create things that are truly magnificent.
The Three of Pentacles is often associated with planning, blueprints and teamwork. We see that as these pentacles lend each other their unique energy, they are able to create something together. This is the type of growth that can only come from collaboration. There are times when you need to go your own way and do your own thing, but the Three of Pentacles shows that there are also times when it is better to rely on external support. Accepting that kind of support allows you to be a part of something greater than yourself.
This card speaks of the tangible progress that can be when we use our unique skills and draw upon the unique skills of others. Progress doesn’t usually happen by accident. Progress happens when we actively engage in building, growing and strengthening. You can see this in how knowledge has developed over the course of time: one person comes up with a concept, someone else builds upon it, and someone else still that existing foundation in a new direction. Such is the course of creation.
Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in General
The Waite-Smith tarot depiction of this card shows three human figures working to build a chapel. Each of these figures has their own essential role in the process: a priest holds a vision for the final building, a craftsmen has the tools to build the physical structure. None of them could build this impressive structure on their own, they can only achieve such greatness by collaborating.
This card also speaks to the value of planning. Sometimes you can simply wing it and things turn out fine. But when you see the Three of Pentacles, it may be wise to step back and create a plan. What is your overarching vision? What strengths do you have to work towards this vision, and where might you need to draw in outside support? Planning for what you want to create can be difficult, but is also immensely rewarding.
In a reading…
This card can ask you to consider the skills you currently need. What are you trying to accomplish? Do you have a clear method to get you there? What external resources can help you continue to climb your proverbial mountain?
You are capable of accomplishing heroic tasks, but you’ve got to tap into your true determination. Be respectful of the skills that others bring to the table, and let your own individual strengths shine through. You’ll only reach the summit if you find as much fulfillment in taking each step as you expect to find when your goal is complete.