A first structure is created, yet there is much work ahead.
The 3 of Pentacles is often understood falsely as a card of oppression because of its black coloring. However, it shows the test that has been successfully passed and it is therefore the expression of a very joyful experience. In contrast to the 8 of Pentacles, which personifies the apprentice, the journeyman is represented here. The card signifies that we are entering into new realms of experience for which we, in contrast to the 8 of Pentacles, have the qualifications. It shows the successful conclusion of a certain period of our education or development in connection with a new beginning on a higher level.