Five of Pentacles Tarot Card

Five of Pentacles Tarot Card
Tarot Card Meanings: Understanding the Five of Pentacles in a Tarot Reading

The Five of Pentacles is the card of financial struggle. It often represents a period marked by uncertainty and doubt.
Upright Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading

On an emotional level, an upright Five of Pentacles indicates that you may feel as if you are all alone. Perhaps you are feeling a sense of abandonment. Your current situation may be causing you depression and anxiety. In a tarot reading, the Five of Pentacles tarot card meanings can refer to feelings of loss and trepidation. In some cases, this can refer to issues in one’s past. Perhaps the traumas of the past are causing you to feel emotionally bankrupt or empty.  The Five of Pentacles urges you to have faith. This is the time to redirect your energy towards things that are more spiritual in nature. If there are elements in your life that you do not feel are working for you, this would be the time to let them go. The Five of Pentacles advises you to break free from old behaviors or confining situations.

In financial matters, the Five of Pentacles indicates that your finances have been strained or inappropriately handled. You may feel as though you are constantly trying to keep up, and your debts may be exceeding your income. This is the time to cut back and rid your self of unnecessary spending. In terms of business ventures or investments, caution is in order. This is not the time to take risks. Loss of income is a possibility. This would also be the wrong time to leave a job or attempt to start a new business.

In relationship readings, the Five of Pentacles sometimes indicates that your ideals about money do not necessarily apply to love. Love is not something that can be bought. You may find that your financial situation is causing a strain on your relationship. If you are inquiring about the outcome for a new relationship, the Five of Pentacles may indicate a relationship that lacks real permanence.

• Loss
• Financial hardship
• Feeling abandoned
• Insecurity
• Unemployment

Reversed Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
The positive aspect of a Reversed Five of Pentacles refers to the end of a crisis or period of struggle. Issues surrounding money will improve. If you have been unhappy in your current job, things may turn around for you. Hard times are behind you. Emotionally, you may be coming out of a period of depression or apathy. You have found a new faith in yourself and in spiritual matters.

In some cases, the Five of Pentacles can indicate continued hardship and financial insecurity. In a tarot reading, the reversed Five of Pentacles can indicate an emotional impoverishment. This may be a period where you have nothing to give because you are emotionally tapped. In these circumstances, it’s important to remember to nurture yourself.

• New found faith
• Improved conditions
• Improvement with one’s health
• Financial hardship coming to an end

To learn more about the Five of Pentacles and relationships, see the Love Tarot section.

© 2010 All Rights Reserved. Images of individual tarot cards are from the Aquatic Tarot Deck created by Andreas Schröter and are used with his permission. They are for example purposes only.


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