Five of Pentacles Card Meaning

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Five of Pentacles

The Five of Pentacles is a card associated with failure, poverty, poor health, loneliness, coldness, low self-esteem. But it is not as gloomy as it might seem at first glance. There is a turning point in life. The walls, which in the past served as a reliable support, a home, have now turned out to be deceiving, they remove peace and happiness from you - they have become shaky. Five of Pentacles can warn of a change in financial situation, you can feel the need or your freedom will be limited.


Upright: unemployment, collapse, disappointment, financial instability, poor health.

Reversed: gossip, disharmony, illegal income, quarrels, misunderstanding, a hope to solve the problems.

Five of Pentacles Upright

This card hints at loss, failure, financial ruin or collapse in any area of ​​life. The feeling that luck has passed by, disbelief in yourself, in your strengths and abilities. You are anxious about tomorrow, feel discomfort in the mind and body. The person can suffer from various health disorders and the lack of money. This time is a period of difficult life experience and imbalance in work.

Five of Pentacles Reversed

There is a lack of progress, due to which you may suffer from restrictions from the near and dear.  The person has difficulties with money, the need to pay off a debt, you will have to take or lend money. All these failures may lead to a nervous breakdown and depression, the desire to adhere to old methods, inertia in business and the waste of energy. The person doesn’t listen to the inner voice and finds themselves in difficult situations.

Five of Pentacles in Love

Upright:  The person has fears associated with the lack of confidence in the love of a partner. Five of Coins unambiguously indicates a crisis in the soul of one of a couple, and a crisis of relations in general, when both are dissatisfied with each other. You can expect a lot of quarrels and misunderstanding and feel discomfort created by the need to obey some rules, restrictions set by a partner.

Reversed: The card indicates the choice of the "wrong" partner, the improper way of life, which in one way or another affects a loved one. However, everything can be corrected and leveled, if only you know how to approach it correctly. The correct tactic here is to conquer evil with good. The Five provides bright prospects for a relationship, despite current misunderstandings. 

Five of Pentacles in Career

Upright: For a career, this card also symbolizes anxiety, obstacles, a hostile atmosphere. The reward is clearly not enough for such a significant amount of your effort. However, some experts argue that the problematic nature of the Five lies not in the danger of losing a job or misunderstandings with colleagues, but with the type of activity. For example, the Five of Coins will almost certainly fall out in the case of a person associated with social services, hospitals, in which you involuntarily constantly face human misfortune and suffer, worrying about the unfortunate and disadvantaged.

Reversed: Such people see certain opportunities, realize that they are quite realistic, but they don’t find the ways to achieve them. It’s beneficial to be patient and humble at this period, the solution to the problems is already looming on the horizon, perhaps an increase in income.

Five of Pentacles in Finances

Upright: In this regard, the Five of Coins represents a state of very unstable equilibrium, in which a person feels like on a powder keg, either fearing dismissal, then waiting for a commission with a check, or worrying about the fate of their project. You are uncertain about your financial state and absolutely in the dark how to deal with it.

Reversed: Here, the following meanings are traditional: temporary stagnation in business, overexpenditure of vital energy and bringing oneself to illness or depression, attempts to stifle moral and ethical urges in oneself in order to solve personal problems. In fact, in most cases, it turns out that the problem was not as difficult as it seemed. However, a person experiences a lot of fears. So, the Five of Pentacles is a recommendation not to panic, but to have a “cold” head on your shoulders.

Five of Pentacles yes/no

Difficulties and crises are the key meanings of this sign. You worry so much about events, situations, and troubles that it eats away at you. It leads to apathy, reduced efficiency, self-pity, and a feeling of loneliness. The Five of Pentacles rarely portends serious issues. It usually displays fears and unwillingness to get out of your comfort zone. Most often, such events occur during the formation of a renewed personality after a change of work or place of residence. If you are looking for a concrete answer, then it will be no. You experience a cash shortage, stagnation, and overstrain, and do not know or do not understand where to move on. A person is gnawed by fears associated with money, experiencing anxiety, instability, and self-doubt. On a subconscious level, you are afraid of losing everything because of one wrong step or a poorly thought-out plan.

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