Three of Pentacles



Three hands holding yellow coins reach toward the center of the scene. There are bright blue, magenta, and purple ribbons around the wrists, with the bright blue one connecting all three in the shape of a triangle. A green geometric pattern is superimposed over a bright yellow background. The center of the triangle is white, with the geometric pattern in bright blue.

Key words

Upright: teamwork, external validation, building

Reversed: group conflict, mediocrity, power struggle

Reflection questions

  • How can I honor my own creative vision while also being open to feedback and collaboration with others?
  • How can I build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and teammates?
  • How can I use my experience working with others to improve my own personal and professional growth?

Three of Pentacles Upright

The Three of Pentacles is about people from diverse backgrounds coming together to create something great. When working with others, try to learn how your skills complement one another’s and what you can learn for each other. If you seek recognition for your skills and abilities, try complimenting someone else and see if the compliment is returned.

Three of Pentacles Reversed

You may feel like your efforts aren’t being recognized. You’ll benefit from looking inward to see if you’re treating others as competitors rather than collaborators. Be honest about where your skills and deficits lie and don’t be afraid to ask for help— it won’t dampen your accomplishments if you work together to achieve your goal. The Three of Pentacles in reverse can also show up when you are not doing your best work, perhaps because you don’t enjoy the work or you aren’t feeling challenged. You shouldn’t expect praise without making a proper effort.