The Five Of Pentacles card has a man and a woman who look weary, battered, poor, and sick. The man has an injured leg and is walking on crutches while the woman only has a light blanket to protect her from snowy winter weather. She is also barefoot. The two are wearing clothes in blue, green, and brown colors, signifying the colors of the water and earth that indicate the emotional and material worlds.
The couple is passing by a church window that has a warm glow coming out of it. The warmth is a symbol of spiritual help and hope. Unfortunately, the gaze of the two is not focused on the window but their sorry state as they continue desperately on their journey.
The couple in this card is in bad shape, and the snowy winter weather shows they are overwhelmed by life problems. The fact that they are clothed in earth tone colors suggests that they are solely focused on their emotional and physical wants rather than their real needs. The bright glass window in the church represents our spiritual self, and it’s where the help of the couple is. A little glance in that direction would solve their problems as they will be able to see how things should be. Unfortunately, the two are too focused on their physical challenges to see anything else.
The Five of Pentacles in the Upright Position
In the upright position the five of pentacles signifies:
This card shows that you may be experiencing challenges in your life journey. However, it tells you that although you may not be in control of the situation, the power is in your reactions. This is a card that many don’t desire in their Tarot spread, especially in the upright position. However, the card can be seen as a guide telling you how to tailor your behavior if you want to come out of the hardships you are going through.
In terms of Career and work, this card indicates struggle in your career that may affect your material possessions. You may lose a job or your business, and though this may be beyond your control, remember the situation is temporary. Try to stay positive.
Concerning Love and relationships, the man and woman on the card are traveling together, but they are lonely. It may represent breakups, divorce or rejection in your love life. Make yourself a priority in this difficult moment.
When it comes to money and investment, the card indicates financial challenges or significant investment losses that can lead to poverty, bankruptcy or financial ruin. However, be encouraged as this situation will be temporary.
Healthwise, the card can show a period of sickness. If you are going through a hard time, ensure you take care of your health as too much worry, and stress can negatively affect your health.
The Five of Pentacles in the Reversed Position
In the inverted position the Five of Pentacles is a symbol of:
- Improved finances
In this position, the Five of Pentacles indicates improvement in your finances or a positive change. Maybe you are about to land a new business deal that will see you pay off your debts, or you are about to recover from an illness. Whatever it is, the worst is behind you.
The Five of Pentacles in The Time Based Position
- Past – This card in the past position indicates that you have had a difficult past, and although things may not be too rosy, you are in a much better position now.
- Present – In this position, the card lets you know that you are facing a difficult time. Seek guidance and comfort from your spiritual side and know the situation isn’t permanent.
- Future – The card in the future warns you to prepare for a challenging financial period. For instance, you can start saving some money, take better care of your health, and also work on your emotions.
The Five of Pentacles and Other Associations
- Element – Earth
- As a yes or no question – No
This is often depicted as a negative card in your Tarot Spread as it represents challenging times, especially when it comes to your material possessions. It may mean you’ll suffer a loss of a kind, and you need to be strong. Seek spiritual support during this difficult period.