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Tarot Alley uses the Rider Waite type of deck for our meanings, symbols, interpretations, etc.

When determining the Three of Coins tarot card meaning, you should consider that it’s a Coins card and a Three. The Suit of Coins represents the material world. Threes represent productivity and results.

In this way, we can determine that the Three of Coins represents getting work done.

Take a look at the Rider-Waite Three of Coins displayed to the left (or above).

What is your first impression?

What’s happening here? Who are the figures? What are they doing? Why?

Where are the coins? Why?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, just your interpretation.

Astrology: Mars in Capricorn
Element: Earth
Numerology: 3 (productivity, results)

Common Symbols

  • A Worker: to represent productivity
  • Two Figures Evaluating Work: to represent appreciation of hard work

Keywords & Concepts

  • Contribution
  • Expression
  • Production
  • Work

The Three of Coins for Personal Growth

Affirmation: My work produces results.

Life is best lived with integrity. However, integrity is fragile. Just one broken promise or unmet commitment can ruin it.

When you tarnish your integrity, it’s important that you correct the situation by admitting fault and accepting the consequences.

When someone else tarnishes their integrity, listen to what they have to say. Then, you’ll have to decide if they deserve a second chance.

Ask Yourself:

  • How can you get more done?
  • What’s expected of you? How large a role do you play in controlling those expectations?
  • What’s been agreed to? How well has that agreement been followed?
  • What are you relationship efforts (friendship, romance, work, etc) producing? What does that product say about the nature of the relationship itself?
  • How might a desire to revise the work of others play a role in your current situation? To what extent can you see yourself “behind the scenes” of what you’re facing now?
  • What could you produce that is distinctly yours?

Interpreting the Three of Coins

Generally, the Three of Coins represents getting work done. Now is a time of major productivity. You can expect to finish projects, set and meet standards, perform according to (or better than) requirements.

While the coins aren’t typically considered creative, you may find yourself creating something new that’s valuable to others right now. If not ‘new,’ expect to deliver exactly what others need and want.

The Reversed Three of Coins

How you read reversals is a personal choice. You can ignore reversals and read them as if the card is upright (this is what I often choose to do) or you can interpret reversals as variations of what they would mean upright. There are 3 common ways to read reversals: as a negative interpretation, as an opposite interpretation, or as a block on the upright interpretation. Check out How to Read Reversals for more information.

Typically, a reversed Three of Coins represents unmet standards. Examples include:

  • Failing to deliver what you promise
  • Not performing your best work unless closely monitored
  • Ignoring or breaking agreements
  • Failing or refusing to do your part

Examples of the Three of Coins

Specific Interpretations

Specific situations are the general interpretation (from above) used for a specific situation (love, career, etc). There is no need to memorize these (or even look them up) if you understand the general interpretation. However, here are some basic interpretations for some specific situations:


The health of any relationship is directly related to the effort both partners make to fulfill their obligations. That means you have to know the terms of your relationship.


The best format for professional success is to know what you need, ask for it upfront, and deliver more than promised.


Your spiritual path should yield focus, fulfillment, and peace. Evaluate your journey to determine what you’re giving and receiving to your faith. Is it too much, too little, or just right?

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The Three of Coins tarot card meaning is all about getting work done. Productivity is a great thing. Make sure you’re not over-extending yourself or others!

Once you feel comfortable with the Three of Coins tarot card meaning, check out the next card in the tarot deck: the Four of Coins Tarot Card Meaning.


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