Three of Pentacles
My self-study of Tarot continues with the Three of Pentacles. Or, as I just heard, “watchful.”
Overseeing or otherwise managing a community or community project; could be micromanaging if the approach of management lacks trust; trinity; collaboration; material skill powered with spiritual vision.
Pentacles, flower with a cross at its center, dual archways within a larger archway, single column.
It’s the trinity of pentacles carved into the archway that feels important here. Interesting that there’s also a trinity of figures, too, which makes me wonder who would be who in terms of matching the figures to the pentacles. By the imagery, it would be the sculptor in the head position, with the monk to the left and the designer or project manager to the right. “It takes three.” (Or does it?)
Gray, white, black, orange, red, purple, blue, brown, tan.
The purple of the sculptor’s tunic seems very much in keeping with his “spiritual body of work.” It’s made even more compelling with the vibrant gold of the apron framing it. The purple – nearly indigo – could be associated with the third eye, while the apron is associated with the solar chakra; vision and power.
What the Guide Says About the Three of Pentacles
“A sculptor at his work in a monastery.
“Divinatory Meanings: Métier, trade, skilled labor. Usually, however, regarded as a card of nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory. Reversed: Mediocrity in work and otherwise, puerility, pettiness, weakness.”
Métier: a trade, profession, or occupation.
Puerility (puerile): marked by or suggesting childishness and immaturity.
Huh. Well, beyond the obvious, I can see the possibility in the mention of mediocrity in the reversed section. That’s it, though.
What We Say About the Three of Pentacles
Observing the creative work of another, there is a sharing of perspective, ideas and experience.
Offering either support or criticism to one whose skill isn’t shared or known or understood.
Collaboration, as with that of body, mind and spirit.
Three heads are better than one – unless they aren’t.
The power of three.
Tribunal, of sorts.
“Somebody’s watching me.”
I Might Ask a Client…
“Is your work aligned with your spirit?”
“How might it be that you feel as though you’re often under supervision?”
What comes up for you around this card?