Three of Pentacles
The ImageA Fey engraves a pentacle of painted wood with fervour and violence. On his shoulder, not heeding his rapid and improvised movements, a lizard observes his capable hand striking with the scalpel. Behind him another Fey with a covered face observes the work developing with pleasure.
Simple MeaningOccupation, commerce, art and ability for the benefit of others. Also fervour and desire to be realised.
Advanced MeaningIn the Three of Pentacles we are confronted with the possession of objects as property and with the possession of objects as paternity. The artisan follows another's orders, but it is his heart and his able hand that generates the perfect pentacle. Things, even material things, are linked to those who create them, because it is impossible to do something without leaving a trace of our spirit behind.
Symbols UsedThe lizard indicates the instinctive curiosity of man.
The covered face indicates the lack of spirit of the commissioner of the product that the artisan has carved.