Five of Pentacles
card meanings

Are you struggling in some aspect of your life? Do you feel alone?

We should be immediately reminded of those who are in worse situations than us when Five of Pentacles appears in a reading. This card reminds us that regardless of our situation, we all carry the potential to turn things around. This has to come from within though. And as we know, we can’t change anything until we first recognize our own situation.

Take the opportunity to really look at your life and see where you can make changes – even a small one counts. Even if it doesn’t sound connected to your problems, you must understand there is a benefit to making these changes. And if you stick to that path, you will be amazed at the results.

Remember, you are not alone. Even in the worst of times, there are people right next door or further away, who can guide you and will help you in times of need.

Characteristics of Five of Pentacles Upright

Upright Keywords Positive: improving, being accepted, getting a promotion, a job offer, financial difficulties, hardships improving, better health.

Upright Keywords Negative: hopeless, poverty, destitute, poor health, poor finances.

Description and Symbolism of Five of Pentacles

In Numerology Five of Pentacles belongs to number Five, which is a number connected to change and adaptability. Number 5 will help you adapt to different environments and social situations. Through the eyes of astrology, the Five of Pentacles is connected to the zodiac sign Taurus. Just like Capricorn and Virgo, Taurus people are practical and grounded and very realistic. They love to be surrounded by beautiful things and they usually have a great taste for style. Taurus people are very turned to the material world and hedonism, but are also very sensual and tactile, considering touch to be the most important of all senses. They are very reliable and they stick to their choices. The planet that rules Five of Pentacles is Venus – a planet of beauty, love and attraction.

We can see two figures on the card. Apparently they are poor, probably beggars. One of them is barefoot and the other is walking with crutches on the snow, and he has a bell around his neck, signaling leprosy – one of the medieval diseases with horrible prognosis. Snow signals coldness and loneliness. However, there is hope. Do you see the colorful window? This window probably belongs to the church – a pace of spirituality and warmth. There are five golden pentacles on the window and the beggars can reach them if they want – it all depends on them and their choices.

General Meaning of Five of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles is a card of hardship, poverty, and tragedy. The struggles and sufferings seen in this card are not uncommon. The message of this card is a reminder that despite the material or emotional loss that we endure, we can always grow from even the most difficult circumstances.

The Five of Pentacles represents a period that seems to bring nothing but suffering and hardship for you. You can be facing a job loss, or experiencing a financial loss, or being passed over for a promotion, or having a relationship break apart. Nothing seems to be working for you right now, and you feel quite alone.

This card serves as a reminder that in difficult times, you can benefit from the presence of others, of support and of assistance. The Five of Pentacles is a reminder that you may be feeling abandoned or alone right now. It is normal to feel this way, but when everything seems dark and hopeless and there is really no one to reach out to, you will only get more trapped in your own emotions and despair.

You must find a way to connect with others and express your feelings.

Five of Pentacles card signals financial trouble, rejection, and hopelessness in a general Tarot reading. There is a strong sense of isolation, but it is one that you can overcome. Five of pentacles in a money reading denotes cash flow problems, and debt. It warns against placing too much financial faith into one source of income. This card often shows up when someone has been laid off. Sometimes the person being laid off is not accepting the situation and this creates a great deal of emotional baggage that is going to make it difficult to find a new job or start a new career path. So many people cling on to their jobs and don’t want to try doing anything else. Five of pentacles can also indicate poverty. This card suggests that poverty is a result of one’s decisions and there are always choices when it comes to finances. The card encourages the Seeker to live on less and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Spending less money on luxuries and focusing on long term wealth accumulation is a better option.

Five of Pentacles card calls you to take responsibility for yourself, when you pull it in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position. It assures you that wherever you are now is only because of the decisions you made and the decisions you will make in the future. You are the only one who can determine whether you will succeed or fail in life. If you are currently going through a struggle, you may feel as though you are on your own and there is no one else to blame. However, keep in mind that just because you are going through a life-altering challenge doesn’t mean that no one else is experiencing it as well. Others may be struggling just as much as you. The most important thing that you can do is to maintain your own hopes and aspirations. When you do so, you enable yourself to keep pushing forward no matter what is happening.

The Five of Pentacles card represents all things considered. This could mean that a situation is a mess, or it might mean a situation is in perfect harmony. It’s your call. Five of Pentacles card denotes challenges that involve difficulties in maintaining your standing.

Ongoing difficulties, poverty, loss of employment, and debt are the main keywords when Five of Pentacles card appears in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position. The Five of Pentacles is the Minor Arcana card for financial hardship and being short on cash. When it shows up, it is an indication that you will have to struggle to get through your current situation. It may be difficult for you to make ends meet, but the end is not too far away. If you have made poor financial choices, you must be more diligent about how you spend your money. This card is a sign to stay responsible and put yourself out there if you value having abundance.

If you see Five of Pentacles in a reading, it may be a good time to make changes to your financial outlook. Have you lost hope for the future? Are you so caught up in your own issues that you don’t care about anyone else? The Five of Pentacles suggests that you are experiencing difficulties and suffering because you put your happiness last.

Five of Pentacles in the Context of Love and Relationships

You may be going through a period of sorrow, loss, and loneliness when you pull Five of Pentacles card in a love and relationships Tarot reading. If you are unmarried and in a relationship, it may be a sign that you are hurting one another by not being open with your feelings and your emotions. You are attempting to shield one another from potential pain, and thus, you are doing the opposite of what you need to do. The card suggests you put on your brave face, even when you are fighting the sadness in your relationship. Your partner will appreciate your strength and courage. If you are in a bad relationship, you might be thinking about walking away from it, but this card, which indicates isolation, warns you to prepare yourself to accept your loss.

If you are struggling to stay in the relationship, consider asking for help. It is possible that one of you is putting a lot of work into the partnership, while the other person is not putting in much effort and is just trying to receive the benefits. This imbalance must end.

Five of Pentacles in the Context of Career

Five of Pentacles Tarot card indicates career counseling for those who have career questions in a career and business reading. There can be a lack of opportunities in the current position. This can be due to a lack of communication between business owners and staff. Five of pentacles in a career reading indicates the Seeker is likely to be the victim of mental anguish right now due to financial issues.

Five of Pentacles in the Context of Finances

Five of Pentacles can predict bankruptcy, insolvency, or severe financial losses in a Tarot finance reading. You may be dealing with a significant problem right now, whether it has to do with a big financial event like a job loss or debt that you are unable to pay. It might be better to just admit defeat since failure to deal with these problems could cause a major setback to your prosperity. The Five of Pentacles may be a sign that you are not working hard enough to make your financial situation better. Have you been putting in the effort? Are you doing what you can? If not, are you willing to do so? The answer is yes. We can always complain, or we can make a choice. Are you willing to do the work? You must make the effort, but only you can make the changes that will bring you back to prosperity. Don’t be a martyr.

Five of Pentacles in the Context of Health

Pentacles card is all about your illness that might ruin your health if you are having a health reading. Chances are that you might suffer from a chronic illness. Keep hoping and believing that good things are on their way. In a spiritual reading Five of Pentacles describes a feeling of homelessness.

Five of Pentacles Card Through Spirituality and Self-Development

Five of Pentacles means that you may be a long way away from self-love and recognition when asking about your spirituality and self-development. Although you may believe that you are worthy of respect and love from others, you may not believe you are worthy of this love, respect, or admiration. Others may not see your value, so you may struggle to build these relationships.

There will not be a lot of energy (spiritual or physical) that you can put towards improving your circumstances. It is difficult to stay motivated and focused in this suit. There may be times when you wonder how this state of affairs could be any longer.

On the other hand, Five of Pentacles often means that you will overcome your obstacles shortly. A few adjustments will be able to fix your situation. For example, you might have lost your job recently. If you are currently unemployed or suffering from loss of income, this does not seem to be a permanent condition. All your troubles are temporary, and one day, you will be back to your previous situation.

Is Five of Pentacles Yes or No Card?

In a yes or no reading, Five of Pentacles card reveals a negative answer. This tarot card generally signifies poverty, loss, and lack. If you are asking what your best option is, the answer is no. It may be better to take a step back and take some time to build up your resources.

Five of Pentacles as a Person

Five of Pentacles card is all about being alone, feeling abandoned and depressed, especially in a card as a person reading. The Five of Pentacles is related to loneliness and isolation, and when it appears in a reading, it’s a reminder to get back in touch with those you care about the most. If you’ve been feeling alone, things are probably not going well in your personal relationships or friendships. The Five of Pentacles often shows up when the Seeker wants to know if a relationship is a worthwhile cause or not.

Five of Pentacles tarot card speaks of a period of difficulty, being alone and feeling depressed. It might be difficult to cope with the current circumstances. Five of pentacles often occurs in a reading as a sign of isolation and loneliness, which means to get back in touch with those you care about the most.

In a financial sense, Five of pentacles denotes loss and suffering when money is concerned. It could mean that you might be out of a job, or might have lost your job. One might have to reduce their salary or reduce the number of hours they work.

If your question is about a Five of Pentacles card as a emotional description of person, a reading exposes the core struggles of the Seeker. The Five of Pentacles signifies being at a loss financially, socially, and perhaps even spiritually. The person most likely is experiencing a feeling of being unwanted and abandoned, both by others and by themselves. Although the Seeker does not have all of the answers, the message is clear in this reading: you are not alone. Surround yourself with people who care about you and let your friends and family know you need a shoulder to lean on. The same is true in the spiritual realm. Even though we might not always feel that the path is clear, we carry a seed of hope within us. Let your inner child know you are safe and loved. Don’t be afraid to reach out.

Five of Pentacles as a Feeling

A card describes your feelings of isolation, loss, pessimism, and sadness, when drawing Five of Pentacles as a feeling. It is the feeling that you lack the things you need to be happy. It could be that you are lacking a family member or a friend, a job, home, or stable financial situation. This minor setback could be a reminder that you already consider yourself to be very unlucky, and a few more troubles in life will make you despair as a result.

Five of Pentacles Tarot Deck Meaning When this card comes upright in your tarot card reading, it means that you have been left out in the cold, ignored, and unappreciated. This is a sign that someone you used to be very close with is now distancing themselves and ignoring you, which is disappointing and hurtful. This is just an example, and the situation may differ. It might be a friend, family member, a lover, a colleague, or a business partner who is not paying attention to you right now, or you may be the one who is feeling neglected at the moment.

What Is Five of Pentacles Card as a Positive Card, Strength, and Advantage?

Five of Pentacles symbolizes overcoming obstacles and successfully moving forward, especially when it appears in a positive Tarot position, or as strength and advantage. Any negative tendencies are beginning to fade away! Now is the time to celebrate small achievements, especially if you’ve been dealing with sickness or a recent accident. It could also signify that you’re rekindling an old friendship or experiencing a resurgence of affection.

The Five of Pentacles is a Minor Arcana card that denotes adversity. While you’re enduring it, know that it won’t last forever. As the saying goes, “Good things come to those who wait.” Like the rest of the tarot cards in the deck, the Five of Pentacles is a symbol of how every situation in life has a positive side. Although you may experience difficulty, try to look at the way it is helping you learn about the things in life that you value the most.

Even the darkest clouds are still made of water and eventually break up.

Five of Pentacles as an Obstacle

Five of Pentacles card calls you to focus on yourself and care for your own needs, particularly when pulled in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position. This can be a time to put your own well-being first. It might be helpful to you or another loved one who is struggling to focus on their own matters, instead of your own. As you do the same. You’ll find that things seem to fall in place and that you’ve been more able to cope or solve problems previously. Your perspective on your own life will become more balanced and you’ll be able to deal with any new challenges that arise. There’s a greater sense of unity, oneness and harmony as a result.

The Five of Pentacles card is about the financial setbacks, struggles and disappointments that can come along with being poor. When this card shows up in a Tarot reading, there is no shortage of adversity or difficult circumstances. Therefore, Five of Pentacles calls on you to be open, accepting, and open to change. You’ll need to ask for help and look for others who can assist you.

Five of Pentacles Card as a Future Outcome

Five of Pentacles card in the reading signals difficulties and hardships in terms of finances and jobs. If your question is about your general future and challenges ahead, the card depicts that you might be going through a tough time financially because of your expenses and the situation with your bank account. Five of pentacles indicate that you need to be careful with money matters. Take your responsibilities seriously. The card also depicts that you need a time of rest after you have been trying for a long time. So take a break from your ongoing work and concentrate on your responsibilities before starting again.

Drawing Five of Pentacles in the future position also suggests that you are going through a time in which you feel isolated and alone. This can be because of external circumstances or maybe because you are isolating yourself due to negative thoughts or mental instability. Regardless of the cause, this card tells us that you may be going through a time of hardships and struggles that look daunting. The challenges ahead look daunting and the outlook seems pretty gloomy, which is why it has also been named as the “hope-defeating card.” If this is the case for you, remember that this too will soon pass! Things will change after a period of struggle and isolation, and the dark cloud will gradually get lifted. If you’ve been experiencing a personal loss such as divorce, a long-term illness, or the departure of a friend or family member, the Five of Pentacles can also mean that this time will require you to take a long look at what is important to you.

Think about the things that make you happy and the things that you need to keep in mind as you navigate this challenging time.

Five of Pentacles Card as a Prediction of When an Event Will Occur

Five of Pentacles card in the reading signals that the occurrence of events is very much hard to predict, of course if your question is when will an event happen. This Minor Arcana tarot card indicates that you may face a temporary setback or loss of a part of your life. Even if you don’t always want to face disappointment, it will happen. But the hard times shall not last forever. There are always ups and downs in every life. But this card also tells you to be grateful for everything that you have. You will be able to turn this temporary loss or setback to your benefit.

Characteristics of Five of Pentacles Reversed

Reversed keywords positive: overcoming illness, overcoming crisis, making changes, getting out of debt, overcoming a loss, making progress, overcoming obstacles, financial stability, security, positivity, overcoming sadness or grief, overcoming isolation, healing relationships, being able to talk about a problem, being able to think about a problem, finally being able to solve a problem, relief, getting back on track.

Reversed keywords negative: financial struggles, isolation, rejection, loneliness, poverty, despair, misfortune.

General Meaning of Five of Pentacles Reversed

Five of Pentacles reversed is a card of triumph. You have suffered immense setbacks, but now you have found ways to cope and make it through. You are rebuilding your life and regaining the financial security that you needed to keep you going. It is likely that you have found ways to earn money, or have a budget that you can adhere to and achieve the stability that your situation called for. This gives you a strong sense of gratitude and is making things better for you. You can do it!

On the other hand, Five of pentacles reversed is the Reversed Tarot Card for mental and physical exhaustion. This card can be a sign of mental distress or panic in the morning. As a result, you may feel stressed, anxious or depressed. To regain your energy, get a good night’s sleep, and consume high-energy foods. Reading Five of pentacles reversed as a person illustrates a person who is emotionally exhausted from dealing with adversity. They may become so overwhelmed that they fall into deep depression. They may become bitter and vengeful and act out of anger, or they may withdraw into themselves and retreat from the world.

In a general Tarot reading Five of Pentacles reversed calls you to come out of the dark and into the light. You have overcome a major event and you are in a better place now. The reversed Five of Pentacles is inviting you to share your newly found power with others. You can now be a light for others to follow.

Five of Pentacles reversed in a reading can signify financial hardship, being unable to pay one’s bills, and living at one’s work. It can indicate that someone who has suffered from being unwanted in the past is now accepting their situation and beginning to realize their full potential. They aren’t scared of being rejected. They are now open to the world, and they have made it through the Five of Pentacles, having now grown strong and powerful. They are ready to find love, financial independence, and personal growth.

In a relationship, Five of Pentacles reversed can mean one partner is having difficulties making the relationship work.

When you’ve pulled Five of Pentacles reversed card in a positive position that describes advantage or strength in a general Tarot reading, the card signals you have put in all the work and are succeeding in what you set out to do. However, this card reversed sometimes indicates financial instability, loss of economic resources, and sickness. You must look at the issues and do your homework. You must get all the facts before forming an opinion. You might have a lot of things going on, so you need to give yourself time to deal with the matter.

The card means that there is some kind of suffering, but you are the one who is capable to overcome it by your efforts and perseverance. This is especially the case when you’ve pulled Five of Pentacles reversed card in a negative position that describes weakness or obstacle in a general Tarot reading. At this moment you should be positive and believe that even if you seem to be alone or in a disadvantageous position, you will be able to overcome them. This Minor Arcana card indicates a person’s inability to manage their finances, relationships, health, or security. They feel as if they are under siege. They can feel down and unable to progress.

Five of Pentacles Reversed in the Context of Love and Relationships

Five of Pentacles reversed is an indication that there will be a decrease in conflicts and fights, if you’ve pulled the card after asking your deck about love and feelings. The conflicts you have faced recently will be a thing of the past for you. Things will be good in your relationship, and you and your partner will also appreciate the time to spend together and have fun with each other.

Five of Pentacles Reversed in the Context of Career

Your struggles are about to end, if you’ve pulled Five of Pentacles reversed in reading about your career or business. Either someone has come through with some much-needed financial assistance, or you are about to receive a significant amount of compensation for work that you completed. You may find that you are able to secure new employment or start a new business venture as a result of this reversal. If you have been unemployed or struggling with your finances, things are about to improve.

Five of Pentacles Reversed in the Context of Finances

Five of Pentacles reversed Tarot card indicates good and bad times for those who have money questions in a finance reading. The times with the reversed five of pentacles is full of good times. You must have come through some rough times recently, but you will soon be out of it. Your sickness and misery are going to end, and soon you will be back in good times.

Five of Pentacles Reversed in the Context of Health

The troubles that ailed you are on the path to disappearing, if you’ve pulled Five of Pentacles reversed in reading about your health – it means that you will recover. If you’re not feeling well, you will start to feel better as you are overcoming a hardship. Try to keep a positive attitude, and you will be fine.

Five of Pentacles Card Reversed Through Spirituality and Self-Development

When you’re asking Tarot about finding your purpose, and you’ve pulled Five of Pentacles reversed, then it means that you’ve lost the fear of facing failure and are ready to do whatever it is you must do in order to reach your aspirations. There is too much going on around you to be able to stop and think about how to make changes. Instead, you are being pulled in many directions by many people and cannot make a choice or give up on something that might not be working out.

This card’s reversal meaning is that anything you’ve been going through has now come to a conclusion and you can say you are going through the worst. Although the Five of Pentacles reversal could be a sign of bad circumstances, it also means that things are now improving for you. The worst might not be as bad as it seemed to you and you will be better off than you have been in the past. Because the people around you care for you and you are not abandoned by the world, which usually leads to suffering.

Is Five of Pentacles Reversed Yes or No Card?

When you’re asking Tarot yes or no question, and you’ve pulled Five of Pentacles reversed, the answer you receive is generally yes. Confidence will return, the hardships that you have been dealing with in the present will soon go away, and things will start to get better.

Five of Pentacles Reversed as a Person

Five of Pentacles reversed as a person describes a person who is kind-hearted, happy, and spiritual. This person is optimistic about life and has a positive outlook. This card is an indication that you have come out of a period of crisis, hardship, and difficulty, and you are now regaining stability. You are overcoming difficult situations, and hardships are not as bad as you thought. You are getting through this difficult time. For people, this card represents overcoming the struggles inflicted by life. Three pentacles here means that you are going through a financial strain just like the poor man in the card. In the card, it seems that he is still suffering but is not as miserable as it seems. This card shows his resilience and belief in himself.

Five of Pentacles reversed Tarot card reveals that someone might be a difficult person, especially if you have questions about a emotional characteristics of a person. This might be someone in your life or a person existing inside your inner circles. You need to understand that this person is the result of a situation—not a person. If a person has been causing you stress and sadness, take a step back and evaluate your actions. What could you have done to avoid the problems you are having? Now you have reversed the situation, and you can get rid of the emotional baggage. On the other side, Five of Pentacles Reversed might represent that you have suffered losses, and therefore you are trying to overcome that hardship with your full potential. On the other hand, it might be a sign of relief and freedom. If you have been going through a lot of financial problems, this card is a sign of relief and financial stability.

Five of Pentacles Reversed as a Feeling

Five of Pentacles reversed describes a period of negativity and feeling alone when card is read on a position of a card as a feeling. Although people see the bad parts of your life, you have hidden them, and you’re now ready to face your problems and see the beauty of your life. If things aren’t going well for you, think if it can become better. The same applies to your financial situation. You have been through a struggle, but your finances are getting better.

What Is Five of Pentacles Card Reversed as a Positive Card, Strength, and Advantage?

Five of Pentacles reversed can also appear as a positive Tarot card and advantage in a financial reading. The Five of Pentacles reversed is a positive sign that indicates that difficulties will soon be dispelled. When this card is reversed, it confirms that you have recovered from whatever troubles you may have been facing, and you are now able to move forward with life in a more positive way. The negative things that you have experienced will dissipate shortly, and you will be able to look favorably on the new opportunities that will present themselves to you. On a more negative note, Five of pentacles reversed indicates that you may be having trouble in your home or community. If you own a business of any kind, you may be facing issues with clients or coworkers. If so, you should seek out help.

Five of Pentacles Reversed as an Obstacle

There are possibilities that are blocking your way as if you could not move anymore, especially when you’ve pulled Five of Pentacles reversed card in a negative position that describes weakness or obstacle in a Tarot reading. This card in a reversed position also denotes the end of a difficult time, which might be over-coming and ending with failure, or a great loss. Try to adapt to the new situation and find a way to cope with it. It also reflects a period of rebuilding after a difficult time. It will help if you keep a check on your expenses at this time.

Five of Pentacles Card Reversed as a Future Outcome

Five of Pentacles reversed also suggests that you are making progress in going back in your life, particularly when the card is pulled in the future position. You may be able to recover from a health crisis or your financial condition is gradually improving. The negativity will leave soon, and you will get back to your routine very soon. The hardships you were going through will be over soon.

Five of Pentacles reversed card in a future outcome Tarot spread position signals that the worst is behind you. There are possibilities of attaining and achieving your goals. You have been suffering from some unfavorable circumstance or situation. However, the Five of Pentacles reversed indicates that all you need to do is to focus on yourself and take the steps forward. There is no need to be discouraged any more and have faith in yourself. Just make sure that you are being accountable for your actions and are always aware of what you are doing. As long as you put forth the effort and use your full potential to achieve your goal, this Minor Arcana card in reverse assures you that you will get a positive impact.

The Five of Pentacles reversed position also signifies that you might receive a help from third parties which will make your life more peaceful and secure. This card indicates that you are currently in a period of hardship and that you have been abandoned by your nearby. But, you shall not be at all disappointed. The Five of Pentacles reversed card also brings joy and a moment of happiness to your life. You will be freed from all your problems.

Five of Pentacles Reversed Card as a Prediction of When an Event Will Occur

If you’re asking Tarot when will something happen, Five of Pentacles reversed card in the reading reveals the Five of Pentacles is a symbol of financial hardship, so the time will be slow as always. But a time is on the way when things will be moving towards prosperity. The Five of pentacles reversed card also tells you about your health. So you must be working on yourself to get back on your health.

The Five of Pentacles in reversed position indicates that there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Through great adversity, you are able to take control of your life again. In a reading, it could also be an indication of the need to reconnect with your values, and to reconnect with your Higher Self. It could also mean that someone has come to your assistance, and is showing you the way. At this time, it is time to forgive, and to accept what happened. You should take things a day at a time, and accept help in doing so. When we feel as if we are in a slump, it is imperative to remember the good times in your life.