Artist: Stephanie Sturm
Website: None Given
Collaboration, manifestation, planning, working with and learning from others
“I chose to illustrate three individuals, naval engineers, working together on the design for a ship to be built – a nod to nautical.
With teamwork and appreciation for equality, the Three of Pentacles often depicts two older, or more experienced, individuals letting a younger, or less experienced, person take the lead – and listening to their input. Showing this I have the youngest of the three sitting and presenting her concept to her peers, who are eagerly discussing the resolved ideas.
Being a three, the card speaks about synthesis and parts becoming a whole, making this card laced with trinity symbolism. Touching on the mind, body and spirit specifically, this card has influences of the creative process – from concept to initial fruition, and a sense of accomplishment.”
A young ship designer sits with a blueprint in front of her, the idea brought to life in a 3D image that she shows to two older designers. Their reactions are good, both are engaged with the project, respecting the work and ideas of the younger designer – a true collaboration, regardless of experience and perceived hierarchy. Behind them, various sketches are pinned to a board, showing the ship from a variety of angles, with slight changes – this one is the final draft, with the approval of all.
The journey told by the suit of Pentacles has reached an important point – there is a completion of sorts here, reason to celebrate. Initial work has been done, creating a clear pathway ahead for the rest of the task. The plans are set; the material work can take form.
Astrological Element & Association
Earth / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
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