Five of Pentacles: Tarot Card Meaning and Description

Five of Pentacles: Tarot Card Meaning and Description

Arcana name: Five of Pentacles, Poverty
Category: Minor Arcana: Pentacles
Direct position: Trouble, loss, bad luck, no ground under your feet
Reversed position: Diligence, perseverance, new job, unemployment

Five of Pentacles: General Meaning

Five of Pentacles: Tarot Card

Direct position

Most often, the five of pentacles is a symbol of anxiety. It can be motivated anxiety - business difficulties, too much workload, great responsibility, the risk of losing something of value, as well as causeless fears - phobias, depression.

At the same time, usually a card in this position falls out to people who are inclined to live with sensations, one day, without clear plans and calculations for the future. In this case, the card indicates that the cause of concern lies precisely in such a life position.

In a positive aspect, the card can mean a period of trials, the purpose of which is to prepare a person for a new stage of his existence, to develop and strengthen him mentally. In this sense, the card calls to meet the blows of fate with dignity, to go to conscious self-restraint, to show patience and endurance.

Reversed position

In an inverted position, the card has a rather optimistic meaning. Most often, the appearance of a card in this position indicates that at the moment the fortuneteller has a “black streak” in life, but it is already ending.

In this case, the appearance of this lasso should be taken as a recommendation to treat problems philosophically, to show patience, because soon things will start to get better by themselves.

The Five of Pentacles says that the fortuneteller has already found a solution to the problem, or it will come to him in the near future. This may be his own action, and third-party influence.

Five of Pentacles: Meaning in love and relationships

Direct position

In divination for love and relationships, the card speaks of distrust, suspicion, a crisis stage in a relationship. This can be either a problem of one of the partners (jealousy, dissatisfaction, some kind of suspicion), or a general decline in relationships that “did not work out”.

Very often, the card says that in a pair, one of the partners is inclined to create problems for the other - overloads him with his complaints or requires some kind of unmotivated restrictions.

Reversed position

In an inverted position, the five of pentacles indicates a difficult stage in a relationship, caused by very specific reasons. Most often, this is a misunderstanding of the foundations on which relationships should be built.

However, the card indicates a solvable problem, one from which you can successfully “get out” if you want it and correctly identify the source of evil.

In some cases, the card may also indicate that the peak of the crisis in relations has already been passed, or that the existing problems will not violate them.

Five of Pentacles: Meaning in Situation and Question

Direct position

The map indicates an unstable, unreliable position. So, if a business situation was considered, it can be interpreted as a kind of event, which can equally well lead to career growth and dismissal (for example, it can be an audit). She also indicates that a person will have to go through some event that he is afraid of (an exam, an interview, a move, a transition to a new position).

It is not worth interpreting the card as an omen of failure - it only says that the person is afraid of the upcoming event, but it is not necessarily really scary.

In addition, instability is good because it cannot last long. The Five of Pentacles indicates that all problems will soon be resolved (but good or bad is the question).

The map has a really bad meaning in the layouts for health - it promises a sharp deterioration in it, a serious (even life-threatening) illness.

Reversed position

The lasso may indicate that a fortuneteller will have a baseless quarrel based on unproven and unfair accusations. Another option is that in a difficult situation a person will have to make a moral choice, and the result will not be very moral.

Often an inverted card may indicate that a person exaggerates his problems, and the situation is aggravated precisely from this. In this case, the card should be understood as advice not to panic and be afraid no more than the situation really deserves. Another card can mean a period of stagnation, when no forces can force the situation to develop.

Five of Pentacles: Meaning of the card of the day

You should not build far-reaching plans for such a day - all the same, things will not go as they should. Perhaps you should think about changing your priorities in life. Perhaps an unfavorable streak in life is expected ahead.

But life, as you know, is like a zebra, so you should accept the upcoming trials with dignity, endure them patiently, and things will quickly get better.

Five of Pentacles: Advice Card

Unreasonable claims and exorbitant desires do not lead to good. It is better to remember that any good needs to be earned, to treat problems and difficulties philosophically, and then it may turn out that they are not as terrible as they seemed at first glance.

Five of Pentacles: Combination with other cards

Major Arcana Wands cups swords Pentacles
financial difficulties; poverty; housing problems
Ace of Wands
see the light in the darkness
loss of initiative
King of Wands
lack of energy; folly and lack of discretion
lose the scent
Queen of Wands
lack of faith in oneself; mismanagement
lose profit
Knight of Wands
tests; gap
lose jobs, families
Page of Wands
bad news
lose faith; lose one’s conscience
Two of Wands
ignore opportunities
lose support in a relationship
Three of Wands
little progress in the current situation
fight for survival
Four of Wands
unreached goal
Five of Wands
fight for survival
get lost; abandonment
Six of Wands
deterioration of material condition; wrong direction
lose luck; a crisis
Seven of Wands
inability to fend for oneself
Eight of Wands
the fall
the grip of the crisis
Nine of Wands
tired of problems
lose health
Ten of Wands
despondency; stress; undermined health
come to terms with hardship
go down to the bottom
loss of home, health: shelter
hope that the hardships and hardships will someday end
hopeless material future; lack of support
“see the light at the end of the tunnel”
find your world, your home, citizenship