Tarot Readings

Three of Pentacles

Judgement Tarot Card
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?
  • By Gemma Irias
  • Published: 08/08/20 10:29 PM EDT
  • Updated: 08/08/20 10:29 PM EDT
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?

Three of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

Element: Earth

Function: Belongings, wealth, tangible objects, practicality

There is a young man, probably an apprentice, working on a cathedral arch where the three pentacles can be seen. He stands on a bench in front of an entrance, with a monk and an architect in front of the other entrance. They appear to be much older than the apprentice and they are checking to plans of the work. It would make sense that the two older people are in charge.

That being said, despite being older and wiser, they are looking at the apprentice and he is looking at them, keen to hear his valuable insights. As he is on a bench, he is taller than them. They may have the intellectual advantage, but he towers above them when it comes to the skill of cutting and carving the stone.

It is the man who is building his cathedral, a symbol that will stand for many years to come. But they work together on their common goal. Each of the men has an aspect that only they can contribute towards this significant piece of work.


The monk is wearing grey robes and he almost blends into the stone background. Grey is the color of sobriety. His contribute rests on the purpose of the building, rather than the design and the making. The architect is covered from head to toe in a robe of gold and red and you can only see his face. Gold represents success and red is the colour of magic. Many would say his designs that lead to the beautiful building are magic. The combination of violet, yellow and blue that the young man wears is a symbol of both higher and lower thought.

It is necessary that we learn how to work together and appreciate the skills that others can contribute. It is important that we learn how to do things right rather than quickly, especially when it comes to something that is meant to last.

This card also suggests that sometimes, we need to pause and listen to the advice of others who may have the knowledge or experience that we don’t. There is a beauty to the way the three men work together to build a magnificent structure but at the same time humility.

When Reversed:

It could be that you are trying to rush things or that you don’t want to cooperate with others when you draw the Three of Pentacles reversed. Perhaps you think you don’t need anyone else’s advice, however, without it, it is unlikely that you will succeed.

It could also be a sign that your hard work and skills are going unnoticed and you feel unappreciated. Those around you may not value your input or you aren’t confident in standing up for yourself.

It is also likely that you may be trying to rush things. Instead of taking the care needed, it is possible that what you are creating will just fall apart, or it simply wasn’t meant to last. In this position, it may also mean that you whole heart wasn’t in it or that unintentionally, you are trying to ruin something.


Because of the intense studying in your past, you are soon to become a master in your field. You might have had the role of a mentor in the past and you are looking back at this time fondly. Even if life seems better in the past, remember how much you have grown since then.


Although you seem to be heading in the right direction, you still need to work on mastering your skills. Now is a good time for you to act like a role model, so demonstrate the traits you would like to see in others.


It is possible that a significant piece of your work will be used by others or you may discover a more efficient way of doing something that others will adopt. You will be recognized for your work. Now it is time to learn how to become a better person, despite the crowds applauding you.

Yes/No Question:

The answer will be yes.

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