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The Three of Pentacles - collaboration and mutual respect in the Tarot

The Three of Pentacles is all about honoring the way you come together with others to achieve shared goals.




To give you a bit of context whilst you reflect on your own relationship to the card, here are a few key things to know about the Three of Pentacles:


In this card, three figures come together to work on a shared project – a craftsman, an archtect, an a monk (who represents the the client commissioning the craftswork on the catherdral in the image). They each bring their unique skills and expertise to contribute to the creation of a magnificent cathedral. The image exudes a sense of harmony and cooperation, emphasizing the power of collective effort and the importance of teamwork in achieving ambitious goals.


One of the central themes in the Three of Pentacles is the recognition of the value of individual contributions within a team setting. Each person's expertise plays a crucial role in the successful completion of the project. So when this card comes up for you, it’s a prompt to reflect on your own role in the teams and collaborative environments you participate in. This card also encourages you to to recognize and acknowledge the contributions of others, fostering a sense of mutual respect and unity.




The cathedral being constructed in the Three of Pentacles signifies long-term and meaningful projects that require sustained collaboration. It highlights the need for patience and dedication in teamwork, as large undertakings often take time to come to fruition. This card can remind you that successful collaboration requires a shared vision, effective communication, and a willingness to work through challenges together.


Three of Pentacles also underscores the importance of celebrating collective achievements. As the cathedral nears completion, the individuals take pride in their joint effort. This card prompts you to take a moment to appreciate the progress made as a team and to acknowledge the milestones achieved together. Celebrating successes fosters a sense of camaraderie and motivates the team to continue collaborating effectively.


In your tarot journal, you’re asked to reflect on what this card means to you, now, in this moment, and what actions and thoughts it inspires in you. As you journal, pay attention to what you’re personally picking up in the card, but also consider what the key themes in the card might be telling you. What contributions and expertise do you bring to the table at work, home, and elsewhere in your life?


This mini tarot lesson was brought to you by me, Chelsey Pippin Mizzi, founder of Pip Cards Tarot.

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