The three of pentacles is a card that represents working together. It symbolises the ability to create something beautiful as a group. This card is often shown with three witches studying the three pentacles. It is mostly a YES card.
Table of Contents
- Upright 3 of Pentacles Yes or No
- Reversed 3 of Pentacles Yes or No
- Upright 3 of Pentacles for Love Yes or No
- Reversed 3 of Pentacles for Love Yes or No
- Upright 3 of Pentacles for Advice Yes or No
- Reversed 3 of Pentacles for Advice Yes or No
- Upright 3 of Pentacles for Career Yes or No
- Reversed 3 of Pentacles for Career Yes or No
- A few questions related to practical interpretation of 3 of Pentacles
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Upright 3 of Pentacles Yes or No
When asking a yes or no question, an upright 3 of pentacles is almost always an affirmative yes. It is a very positive and encouraging card and has, at least for me, come up in readings when I’ve needed assurance about myself and my friendships. Some questions that you may ask that would warrant the appearance of this card could be ‘are my friendships going well’ or ‘am I helping with my contribution’ if this card appears the answer is without a doubt a yes. However, if there is an appearance of the three of swords in your reading, then the meaning of the 3 of pentacles is likely reversed. The three of swords is a very negative card and when paired with a card about groups and friendships it can easily spell betrayal.
Reversed 3 of Pentacles Yes or No
When reversed, this card is usually a negative response with an answer largely geared towards a no. This is because the reversed meaning of this card represents bad dynamics and non-beneficial cooperation. If you see a reversed 3 of pentacles in your reading, you have possibly asked a question that is something like ‘is this group working well together’ or ‘should I trust them’ and the answer is unfortunately a no. Of course, the individual situation does vary so it may be a positive no, but it does mean that you need to look at how you are working with the people that are in your life.
Upright 3 of Pentacles for Love Yes or No
The 3 of pentacles is not a common card to appear when you are doing romance readings, but it does have a related meaning to it. When asking yes or no questions about romance, the appearance of an upright 3 of pentacles is most commonly a no. It is a card that is representative of friendships and colleagues working together rather than romances. You may have asked something akin to ‘do they see me as more than a friend’ or ‘is there sexual tension’ and the answer would be no. That being said, if it is paired with a card such as The Lovers of the 2 of Cups, then its meaning can be reversed. It will indicate the good communication and partnership between you and your partner and act as a backup to the other cards.
Reversed 3 of Pentacles for Love Yes or No
When doing romance readings, the appearance of a reversed 3 of pentacles can usually answer your question with a yes, but that doesn’t mean it will be a positive yes. The reversed meaning of this card is about bad cooperation and partnership and the same goes when reading about romance. If this card appears it is likely that in will be in answer to a question such as ‘are we losing our spark’ or ‘are we a bad match’. But the appearance of this card doesn’t mean you should give up. It means you simply need to take a look at why there may be issues with your partnership and look at how you can improve working together.
Upright 3 of Pentacles for Advice Yes or No
If you are either seeking advice or asking about some advice that you have given or received, then this card is a great one to have in your hand. Yes or no questions about advice may be something such as ‘should I listen to their advice’ or ‘am I giving good advice’ and this card is a clear yes as an answer to these questions. The whole point of the card is working well together as a group and creating something great. Advice is a big part of that dynamic so an upright 3 of pentacles is a really positive card to pull surrounding this topic.
Reversed 3 of Pentacles for Advice Yes or No
The reversed meaning of this card, as we’ve mentioned, is about bad group functioning and dynamics and unfortunately, the same goes for advice. The appearance of this reversed card is usually going to be an answer of ‘no’ in relation to advice. You may have seen this card if you have asked a question such as ‘is their advice good for me’ or ‘are they trying to help me with this advice’. If this card does appear then you really need to think about who or what it could be relating to. It doesn’t necessarily mean someone in your group, be it career or friendship, is intentionally meaning you ill but it might mean that your dynamic simply isn’t working out.
Upright 3 of Pentacles for Career Yes or No
Personally, I utterly love seeing this card when asking questions about my career. It is just so encouraging to me and helps me feel reassured and confident that I’m doing a good job. A lot of career aspects are scary and if you’re anything like me you may be plagued with questions of ‘am I doing a good enough job’ or ‘is the team happy to have me onboard’ and this card is a crystal clear yes. Its design is for the purpose of telling you that your team is doing a great job and together you are doing something amazing. I hope seeing this card can put a smile on your face like it does with me.
Reversed 3 of Pentacles for Career Yes or No
This card usually means no when it appears in reverse. But usually the message of no is still a positive and encouraging one that signifies a positive aspect of your career. For example, you may get this card if you have asked a question such as ‘am I in the wrong career’ or ‘am I a burden to my co-workers’. Feelings of anxiety surrounding careers is very common so this card, whilst it may appear negative in its reversed state, is actually quite a nice one to receive. It is a reminder of the successful group work that can come if you make sure to not hold yourself back.
Answer to ‘Is this friendship group good for me?’
There are obviously a lot of specific yes or no questions that you may ask when doing tarot card readings. The one stated above is one such example in which a 3 of pentacles may appear to give an answer. After all the card is largely about the inner working of groups. An upright 3 of pentacles is a clear yes in this situation, it shows that the group of friends has good communication and their time together can make some beautiful memories. In reverse, the answer to this question is a no. But it doesn’t mean that you should abandon the group altogether. It is giving you a reason to look into how your friendship group functions and why at this point in time it may not be good for you. Perhaps its because of miscommunication, or tension between individuals over a situation that has never been properly resolved. The 3 of pentacles indicates that this group worked really well at least at one point, the card is giving you the opportunity to look at why that is no longer the case and how you can bring it back to the way it was.
Answer to ‘Is this a good business choice?’
As mentioned earlier, this card can relate to career choices in a lot of positive ways. And an upright 3 of pentacles is a clear answer of yes for this particular question. There are lots of things involved in business, choosing who to hire or who to set on a certain group project. Or perhaps it’s a bigger decision and you’re wondering if you should invest in that idea you’ve had. One of the quotes associated with this card is ‘Teamwork makes the dream work,’ by Bang Gae, and it is very true. This is an encouraging card to have when looking at the different career choices. Go after that project you really want to work on and lead that team like you think you can. Reversed, this card is a little more ambiguous. The answer usually means no, but it is not always negative. It might mean holding back on any major decisions and simply looking at the business and team dynamics and how you can help make the best team of people that you can.
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