Three of Pentacles Nova

Today’s card is the Three of Pentacles from the wonderfully minimal Tarot Nova. I adore this deck because of its quirky illustrations that are all simple images against a stark black background. It strips every card down to its absolutely simplest essence. In the case of the Three of Pentacles that essence is growth through teamwork or pooling resources. 

As with all of the threes of the Tarot this one represents an initial stage of completion, but also a springboard onto the next leg of the journey. The Three of Pentacles is, overall, a card of encouragement. You’ve made it this far, you’ve worked hard on your project or career thus far and are starting to see real results. This is the time that you need to start looking at how you fit into the bigger picture. How do your skills compliment those of the people around you. What unique thing do you have to offer to the world and to your immediate circle? 

One major message of the Three of Pentacles is that your work is nowhere near done and there will be obstacles that will come in your way as you climb the ladder of success in your endeavors. Don’tallow these obstacles to be a deterrent to you. There will be days that you will want to give up, but remember how much of the ladder you have already climbed. Notice the vine in the image. It is intertwined with the ladder. As it continues to grow it will become even more intertwined. There will eventually come a time when it is more work to unwrap yourself and walk away than it would be to persevere and continue pushing onward towards your goal. Always remember, as you continue to climb your ladder, that no one gets where they are alone. Teamwork and collaboration are a must. These are things that will propel you to ever greater heights. Without them you will struggle to get where you desire. 

As you meditate on this card today think a bit about your goals and where you are on the ladder of your success. As you continue up the rungs of your ladder look around for those who are there to help you. Like the vine in the Tarot Nova Three of Pentacles, it can’t reach the heights it has reached without the ladder. We are all stronger when we cooperate and lend our strengths to the places they are needed. 


As you climb your ladder remember you don’t have to go it alone. Get a Tarot or Rune reading to help you along your way.