The Five of Pentacles tarot card paints a sad picture. In front of a stained glass window, which holds five pentacles, are drifts of snow and a continuous snowfall. Struggling through these drifts are two figures; one a young man with a bandaged leg who relies on crutches to support him, and the other a woman, barefoot in the snow, with her tattered shawl drawn over her head. Both look defeated and downtrodden, yet a warm yellow light shines through the pentacles upon them.
Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings- Destitution, difficult times, insecurity, anxiety, poverty, financial loss, health problems, alienation, and loneliness.
The Five of Pentacles brings up the parts of life where material possessions are lost, where poverty and homelessness occur, and where health problems afflict. It is not a positive card to draw but it does teach valuable lessons. It many cases these issues are only fears, but they feel real enough to drive your actions. Like all periods of darkness, however, the light shines out to offer help to those in need. This is a reminder that you can’t handle life all alone, and when you are struggling there are people who are waiting to help you.
Love & Relationships- When it comes to love, the Five of Pentacles tarot card is a bad omen. The struggle in your relationship is stemming from one of two things; either your relationship currently goes against the accepted norms of your environment or you and your partner do not feel supported by your family and friends. Sometimes it can also be you or your partner find the relationship taboo but this is rare. The feeling of abandonment and isolation from your support system is slowly chipping away at your relationship. Keep in mind that you deserve to be happy and loved. A frank conversation with your partner and your friends and families will often help, but for the worst cases, going no contact is your best resort.
Money & Career- Well, when you pull this card in a tarot reading you can expect there to be negative financial news. Either earning potential will not be realized, the stock market will drop, a job will be lost, or health issues will zap your savings. The bright side is that movement forward, one step at a time, will help you rebuild your financial security. It will feel like the deepest depths while you’re going through it, but you will come out the other side.
Health & Wellness- Unfortunately, the Five of Pentacles does specifically zero in on health conditions. Suffering is an apt word to use here because that is what is happening. These health issues may be temporary, like the figure in the card with a broken leg. They may be chronic or they may be quite major. Whatever you are personally suffering with it is important to give yourself room to grieve the loss of your normal life, and room to accept yourself as you are now. If you do not extend compassion to yourself you will wind up anxious, scared, and stressed out and that will compound your misery.
Spirituality- Currently, the spiritual realm is feeling distant to you. Even though Pentacles are focused on the physical world, at this point there is something so distressing in your physical life that it’s causing a block to your spiritual path. One of the best treatments for things you can’t change is to change your perspective. Finding gratitude for small things every day will help open your heart back up and allow you to access your spiritual plane again.
Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings Reversed- Recovery from losses, progress, employment, security, better health, and acceptance.
The inverted Five of Pentacles tarot card is a surprisingly positive omen, especially considering how depressing the upright meanings are. Your hardships are about to end and it is time for you to rise and start anew. Do not feel hopeless and helpless this too will pass. All things in life are temporary, and keeping faith and optimism during difficult times is essential for weathering them emotionally intact. In the same vein, enjoying and accepting good times for their ease (rather than expecting bad news any minute) will give you greater appreciation for them. At this point you have struggled through and it is now your chance to bounce back and rebuild yourself.
Love & Relationships- An inverted Five of Pentacles implies that you are recovering from heartbreak or loss of trust. If you are already in a relationship you will be able to build upon a stronger foundation. If you are single you will find that learning to trust and moving on again is easier than you might have expected. You’ll always remember the hurt but this card is showing you a doorway to a brighter future where the past is only a memory, not something to relive.
Money & Career- Well, as the upright of the card is quite demoralizing as far as material success goes, the inversely drawn Five of Pentacles produces a much better outlook. Your struggling business will begin growing. You will gain employment, or you will land a better job. Your debts will be repaid. You will find your hardship taught you to live more simply and those habits will allow you to build up your savings faster than ever before. Financial stability is becoming a reality.
Health & Wellness- You will experience peace of mind upon learning the doctor’s diagnosis about your health condition. You are gaining confidence in your ability to cope, and heal, and your mental health is likewise improving. Even though you may have an undesirable diagnosis your life will be more relaxed and you will be more peaceful than you imagined.
Spirituality- The reversed Five of Pentacles tarot card emphasizes that the spiritual poverty you’ve endured is coming to an end. Suddenly, it seems as things are working out in miraculous ways! You will see the universe loves you and you will take the lessons you’ve learned to the next spiritual level.
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