‘Card for the Day’
The Three of Pentacles
A sculptor at his work in a monastery. Compare the design which illustrates the Eight of Pentacles. The apprentice or amateur shown here has received his reward and is now at work in earnest to complete the design.
Meanings: Métier, trade, skilled labour; usually, however, regarded as a card of nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory, documents.
Reversed: Mediocrity, in work and otherwise, puerility, pettiness, weakness.
Additional Meanings: If it’s for a man, celebrity for his eldest son.
Reversed: Depends on neighbouring cards and their strengths.
If only! One of the most used phrases of all-time.
It’s time for a brew and a sit-down for 5 mins.
TBQ: You’re early today! You must be stressed to be in this early?
Cybee: No not really, just got up later than usual that’s why. Did a bit of rushing around to catch up and found I had 20 mins to spare, so I thought I’d garb a brew and sit down for 5 mins.
Cybee: Correct! It’s a nice cup of latte, made with fresh coffee. Your right though, not my usual poison. I tend to treat myself to one of these occasionally. I don’t drink instant coffee, it’s just not the same, you know, the fresh stuff has that beautiful aroma. Just love that smell any time of the day.
TBQ: Anything happening out in the big wide world today?
Cybee: I’m a little bit disappointed!
TBQ: What with? Somebody or something or has the world turned against you?
Cybee: You know when you put a lot of effort into doing something for other people. Well it’s that I suppose. You spend a lot of time and energy and then, they just let you down. Considering that it was all for nothing, payment that is. It wasn’t even a favour, it’s all part of the service I offer to people. You know that.
TBQ: Oh, I see…. So you’re peed off cause nobody turned up then?
Cybee: You could say that but it’s the fact that they can be so bad mannered and disrespectful sometimes. You put yourself out to help people and they can’t even let you know that they’re unable to make the appointment.
TBQ: I bet you’re glad to get that off your chest then?
Cybee: Yes I am actually. If only they would think to let you know that they can’t make it then it wouldn’t be so disappointing. At least I could then get on with something else instead of waiting around just getting annoyed with every minute that passes.
TBQ: Right! I understand but what if they have had an accident or can’t contact you for some reason or another. Maybe something else cropped up that was more important than their appointment with you and wasn’t able to contact you in time.
Cybee: Yes, you’re right I suppose. Well, never mind, at least I feel much better now that we’ve had this little chat.
TBQ: Good. I’m a bit happier as well.
Cybee: There is one question I’d like to ask before I go back to week, and that is. Why didn’t you turn up last night? I waited for ages and still you didn’t turn up and you didn’t contact me either. Why?
TBQ: I was tired and went to bed early. I forgot all about our appointment. So there’s my excuse, a little late maybe but at least I’ve apologised. Better late than never, so they say.
Cybee: I just don’t believe you sometimes, ha ha. Well just make sure you turn up next time I need you, OK.
TBQ: OK. No problemo, I’ll be there on the dot. You’re going back to work now then?
Cybee: Yep, I haven’t done my card for the day yet and everyone will be wondering why it’s late. So I will wish you good day and maybe see you tomorrow, that’s if your not in bed. He he. Bye then.
TBQ: Sees you later mate.