EP 170.5: Tarot Analysis: Three of Pentacles | Minor Arcana | Collaboration and Learning
Updated: Oct 25, 2022
This week's card from the Fortunus Games tarot deck is the third card of the Suit of Pentacles, Three of Pentacles. It features Malka Spitzer from my graphic novel, “The Book of Joel”!
The Three of Pentacles represents learning, apprenticeship, and studying.
The Rider-Waite tarot shows a young man working on a part of a cathedral. There are two architects there as well, who are holding the plans for the building's design. The intricate engravings and the beauty of the interior show that all three people are highly skilled.
All in all, this card represents collaboration and teamwork.
I chose to change the setting of this card to something that fits my graphic novel, "The Book of Joel," better. As such, I went with an abstract representation of Malka's love for the arts. I took cues from Alfons Mucha's famous Art Nouveau paintings, since I've always felt that Art Nouveau fits Malka well (also, the Art Nouveau movement ended when she was a teen circa 1914, so it would have a large impact on her).