The Five of Pentacles

The Five of Pentacles tarot card

The Five Of Pentacles Tarot Meaning

The Five of Pentacles can be a very worrisome card when appearing in a reading as it shows that there is a loss, usually in financial matters.

The card reflects a loss of financial footing and often will appear at a time of dire need regarding stability in your life. When you see the Five of Pentacles and you are in a good place in your life be warned that there are likely hard times coming ahead. Being prepared for this can often stave off a bad situation and therefore it is a good idea to set your focus on the monetary and stabilizing forces in your life.

By simply looking at the Five of Pentacles you can tell that the card is one of loss and struggle. Two people, often interpreted as a parent and child, huddle closely while heading into the cold and snow. They appear to be outside of a church with five pentacle coins appearing in the stained glass window. Many people will focus on the negative card and allow an overwhelming emotional response to miss the obvious solution at hand. The church is right there, usually a safe haven for the poor or needy, yet the two individuals are still outside in the cold.

While the card does have definite negative connotations, there is also an offer of hope within the card itself. The Five of Pentacles tells you to remember that you simply need to open the door and ask for help in order to get back on your feet. If you are not experiencing this in your life yet, now is a great time to prepare yourself. However, if you are in the midst of conflict in your own life do not ignore the help that is available to you. It is likely that you may have to start over in all or some aspects of your life. Remember that through loss sometimes there are aspects of our lives that need to be purged. Foundations that were poor to begin will no longer hold you up. Relationships that are failing will leave you alone. You don’t have to be excited about the loss that you have experienced or are experiencing. That doesn’t mean that the loss is all bad either. Think of now as a way to focus on the basic needs for your existence and be sure that they are being met.

The Five of Pentacles in Love

When the Five of Pentacles shows up in a love reading it often will accompany feelings of abandonment, insecurity, or a general lack of attention. The card is not a mild card and usually hen it appears there is a serious need to look at all aspects of the relationship and to ensure that you are getting your base needs met. Sometimes the Five of Pentacles will show up when things are at their worst and because of this there is hope that it will get better but in what way is up to you. Ponder how you are really feeling about your relationship in a logical way. Try to separate yourself from the raw emotions relating to recent strife in your relationship and focus on the true root of the problem. Often you will not find that the relationship itself is not the problem but rather other areas, particularly work or money, are causing a strain that is bleeding into your relationship. Before starting a new relationship make sure that you have your finances sorted out and that you have time to really invest in a relationship. It may be best to focus on the more material aspects of your own life before you seek out a commitment with others.

The Five of Pentacles in Health

The Five of Pentacles can indicate failing health problems that are not responding to treatment as expected. Often the card comes when increased health issues are present and it is time to take a drastically different approach to your health. Be mindful that you are doing all you can to improve health and following doctor’s orders precisely.

The Five of Pentacles in Work and Wealth

Unfortunately, the Five of Pentacles is not a good card regarding wealth and work. Financial situations likely have taken a turn for the worse and the card will often show as a result or a warning to job loss. If you are seeking focus on work specifically now may be a good time to look at all of the options that you have and make sure that you are not putting all of your financial eggs in one basket. Regarding money specifically, the card carries negative aspects regarding loss. Failure regarding finance may be causing a great deal of stress, anxiety, and worry. Focus on the positive aspect of the card and seek help where you can find it. You may have to be creative right now to make monies stretch until you get through this rough patch. Be exceptionally careful about your spending habits or making large purchases at this time. If you do have an excess of income or savings stored up then it is imperative that you protect this money source and avoid making risky or frivolous spending choices at this time.

Reversed Meaning - Five of Pentacles

The Five Of Pentacles Reversed

The negative feelings of the Five of Pentacles are relieved in the reversed position. Usually, it will come up after a hard time or also can indicate that you dodged a bullet financially or materially speaking. While hard times are behind you and there is a more positive energy around you, you still want to be careful that you avoid situations like this in the future. It is important to take time to really concentrate on how you are spending your money and ways to protect yourself financially. A common response to hardships that are represented with the Five of Wands are celebrating, however, you are not fully in the clear yet. Things are definitely turning around for you but you still have negative emotions or consequences that you need to clean up in your life. Focus on aspects of your life in which you can harvest security from, design back up plans for the future, and make sure you are creating a new and solid foundation that will not crumble.

Usually, there is a cycle of money issues surrounding this card. The card will come up in a reading in the upright position then appear later in the reversed manner and then eventually not show at all. If you do not correct your mistakes that first caused the financial strain then you will continue with the same loss pattern until you adopt healthier spending habits or more secure income sources. Ponder ways in which you can completely alter you path. Consider perhaps seeking out a new job, implementing new savings plans, or cutting back spending where you can on a long-term basis. The card calls not for a temporary solution. Now is a good time to revamp both the way you think about money and the way you save.

Upright Five of Pentacles Meanings in Keywords

  • Darkness
  • Accepting evil
  • Feeling hated
  • Hatred
  • Witchcraft
  • Mystery
  • Uncertainty
  • Impressing people
  • Expanding views
  • Changed perspective
  • Emotional loss
  • Possessiveness
  • Hardships
  • Unused power

Reversed Five of Pentacles Meanings in Keywords

  • Paying off debt
  • Taking risks
  • Learning tricks
  • Act smart
  • Calculating moves
  • Mastering magic
  • Manipulation
  • Honest approach
  • Sneakiness
  • Keeping secrets
  • Bravery
  • Courage
  • Independence
  • Powerful

By Flo Saul
Jul 10, 2012