OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Three of Pentacles

Today’s card is the Three of Pentacles.

A mason finishes their work – three engraved pentacles in an arch – as two others look on. One in an ornate robe holds the plans for this archway, and the other, a monk, simply observes.

Labor is a reoccurring theme in the suit of Pentacles, and the Three of Pentacles is one of several cards that depict the process of creation. This card represents the finished product of hard work, especially work that requires a great amount of practice. Talent is nothing compared to good, hard work, and the Three of Pentacles shows what can be reaped from applying yourself.

The Three of Pentacles is an unusual card, because it’s the only card in the deck where the symbol of the suit is in a different color than the other cards of its kind. Instead of being rendered in gold, the three pentacles are carved from stone. What this represents, if anything, is unknown to me.

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