The Five of Pentacles Tarot Guide – Upright & Reverse

Five of Pentacles Meaning

It’s difficult to see this Minor Arcana card in a good way. The Five of Pentacles is a card that few people want to use in a reading. Since it reflects illness, poverty, and overall misery, the only suitable role for this pentacle is reversed or in the past.

Regrettably, this is not always the case. Please, don’t be too concerned if the Five of Pentacles has appeared in your reading. The key is to learn and improve from the difficulties you are experiencing or are about to encounter. Knowing what the future can hold makes it easier to tailor our behaviour in order to escape future heartbreak. So without any ado, lets get to know about five of pentacles tarot card meaning. 

  • Element: Earth
  • Astrological Sign: Taurus
  • Planet: Venus
  • Date: 21st to 30th April
  • 5 of Pentacles Yes or No: No
  • 5 of Pentacles Tarot Upright: Struggle, sickness, rejection, financial hardship, lack of faith
  • Reversed 5 of Pentacles: Triumph, recovery, luck, better health, possible financial gain

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The Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Upright

The Five of Pentacles is a financial loss and poverty card. You’ve had a rough time, particularly in terms of your employment, career, finances, and material possessions. You may have recently lost your work, house, or financial stability.

You no longer feel protected and something has been taken away from you with one blast. However, your pride may be bruised as well, particularly because achievement often correlates with financial wealth; losing either may be a humbling blow to your self-esteem and sense of self-worth.

The fact that it is a Small Arcana card with only temporary consequences is a bonus (rather than a Major Arcana card which has a longer-term impact). Refocus your mind on what you have today and what you want in the future, and your manifesting abilities will be put to good use.

5 of Pentacles Reversed

The Five of Pentacles reversed means that tough times are coming to an end, particularly if you have recently experienced a substantial financial setback or work loss. You may discover new sources of income, a new career, or someone who has offered to assist you in getting back on your feet. You may be regaining your self-confidence and feeling as if life is worth living again.

Finally, you can find a way out of your financial problems, and your hope is restored. You may be worried that you do not have ‘enough,’ especially in terms of income and material possessions and that you are worthless because you are not rich. Perhaps you think you don’t deserve expensive, lavish items or that you can’t afford the things you truly desire.

Overall, this card is a warning to re-evaluate your goals because you are about to experience a big defeat and sufferings coming with it.

To alleviate the serious life challenges that are on the horizon, you must be realistic about what is most important to you and what can be put on the back burner for the time being.