The Five of Pentacles Tarot (5 of Pentacles Tarot)

What is the Five of Pentacles Tarot

The Five of Pentacles is a card that belongs to the second suit (Pentacles) of the fifty-six cards called Minor Arcana in a traditional sevnty-eight tarot card deck. Used for both playing and divination, its suit element is earth.

How is the Five of Pentacles Depicted in the Tarot Card

Outside a beautiful stained glass window of a well-illuminated church, a man and a woman in an impoverished state drag themselves through the snow on a cold, dark night. The man is in crutches with a small tiny tied around his neck while the woman drapes a shawl overhead with her bare feet dug into the snow.

The exterior structure of the church is black with five yellow pentacles drawn on the glass. The Roman number ‘V’ is encrypted above the pentacles with some foliage-like designs covering the rest of the window.

Meaning of Five of Pentacles in the Tarot Card

The 5 of Pentacles is symbolic of financial loss, adversity, and lack of basic materialistic needs. The man struggling on his crutches is a sign of despair and grief, and his bell signifies illness and physical pain. The barefooted woman stands for loss of possessions. The stained glass window refers to help and support given to those who ask for them. The snow and the dark sky represent lack power and self-defense.

The five pentacles depict a poverty-stricken situation and the black exterior structure is a symbol of anxiety and worry.

The Five of Pentacles As a Person (Significator)

The Five of Pentacles represents a weak personality, lacking the zeal to come up in life. Such people have low self-confidence with a closed mindset. They feel like an alien in the upper strata of the society, asking help from their superiors.

As Feelings                       

You might be suffering from low-esteem and feeling left out due to your current position. You may feel neglected and less cared even though everything appears to be normal.

As Action/Advise

Since this is a card of a monetary loss, be careful reserving your vital resources for a rainy day. If you are deeply stuck in an adverse situation, address it to someone who can help you.

The Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

The Five of Pentacles

Keywords: Solitude, insecurity, lack of support, monetary loss, hardships, penury, mental agony

Interpretation: It could mean that you are surrounded by unexpected financial problems, facing a tough time with no hope to reverse your losses. The situation you are in right now might be attributed to your excessive greed, possessiveness over materialistic things, and anxiousness. This way you have failed to focus on your spiritual development.

The card suggests that there is help knocking at your door, but you need to find it out. Living in isolation with an inferiority complex will cut you off from supportive people. So have some faith in your abilities and try to rise once again.

In Love and Relationship Reading

Keywords: Lack of appreciation, loveless relationship,

Interpretation: Those who are in a relationship will feel unloved and unappreciated by their partners, causing detachment and a possible breakup.

If you are single, there won’t be any urge from your side to find love as you might feel rejected and lonely due to lack of attention.

Five of Pentacles Tarot Reading in Other Situations

Career and Work: If you are seeking employment, getting a job might not be easy. If you are already working, the ambiance in your office will be negative, making you feel isolated and neglected by your superiors and coworkers.

Finance and Business: Since it is a card of financial loss, you will face a tough time with money. In extreme cases, you might suffer from poverty, homelessness, and sudden bankruptcy. If the situation is still under control, take all measures to protect your financial status from getting ruined.

Health: Besides the financial crisis, your health will also not be in a good shape. If have been ill for a while, consider showing to a good health expert.

The Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning: Reversed

The Five of Pentacles

Keywords: Slow but steady financial recovery, spiritual hunger, feeling alone in a crowd

Interpretation: In the upside-down position, the card indicates the end of a difficult phase in your life. You will now try to find alternative sources from where you can take help and start off on a new journey. Once you are able to bounce back, your confidence and self-esteem will again be regained.

The card advises you to not lose hope in life as there is always some light at the end of the tunnel. Follow a holistic approach when given a chance to improve and show your strength.

In Love and Relationship Reading

Keywords: Improvement in a relationship, no bitter feelings

Interpretation: You will find yourself adjusting to the changes, working hard to mend your mistakes and giving the relationship another chance.                    

Five of Pentacles Tarot Reversed Reading in Other Situations

Career and Work: In the reversed position, the card indicates slow recovery from a ruined career. You will begin to develop new skills and start searching for a better job with confidence. At work, there will still be a lack of opportunities, but you will be able to handle the situation.

Finance and Business: You will be able to come out of the poor financial phase and take the appropriate measures to clear off any pending loans and debts.

Health: If you are suffering from any illness, the diagnosis will be done properly followed by the right treatment. However, don’t expect to get well soon as it will take a lot of time.

The Five of Pentacles in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: It could refer to a phase in the past when you were poor or had a mental blockage that prevented all the good things in your life. You must have been too self-imposed, and therefore lost out a lot.

Present: You are dissatisfied about your life since it’s showing no sign of improvement, making you feel more depressed. Try to seek some help from people close to you.

Future: There would be struggles and obstacles in your future life, but you will overcome them. However, if you taking any help from someone don’t rely on him/her too much as it won’t last.

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