Five of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles means staying away from the things that enrich.

Tarot Reading

On a windy and snowy day, a ragged beggar couple are trudging forward, standing for the material and the spiritual. They pass by the church, but ignore it. The beggar on crutches in the picture symbolizes disease and pain. This card also symbolizes eternal love, just like the poor loving couple in the picture. Their hearts are still staying together despite of the poverty, giving people a little warmth in such a freezing weather.

The church in this picture only has windows, but without main entrance for people to pass through, which makes people have endless thoughts. In this regard, the Conjecturer is free to associate the meaning of this picture according to his/her own situation.


In actual conjecture, the Five of Pentacles generally represents the sharing of weal and woe. If the questioner is a couple, then these two people know that their life together will be miserable in the future, but they will still stay together without hesitation.

Five of Pentacles Upright Meaning

Core Meanings of the Card

Keywords: Economic loss, poverty, destitution, paucity, shortage, inferiority, loneliness, isolation, worry, concern, be anxious about

Love & Marriage

Keywords: Loss of livelihood security, loneliness, coldness, fear of not having enough supplies

Now the relationship is in crisis and the two of you don’t have enough material basis to support your life together. Even if you are still together, it will be a kind of poor life.

It is unlikely that a new relationship will happen now because you are in a financial crisis and have absolutely no money, mood or energy to fall in love with someone, so don’t think too much about it.

You have felt a lot of suffering and a lot of harm in this relationship. Although you will expect improvement in the future, so far you are still in the suffering.

This relationship is totally impossible to get back together, because you two are no longer interested in this connection, and will not consider getting reunited at all, so it is really impossible to get back together successfully.

Career & Education

Keywords: In difficult times, self-worth has suffered a blow, seeing problems but unable to change them

Your power in this job might be taken away or reduced by underhanded means. Even if you want to cheer up, it is hard to change this situation, and your work salary may be very little.

There is absolutely no prospect of development in this job. Not only will you not be able to use your talents working here, but you also have little chance of getting a raise. Therefore, you are just abusing yourself by staying here.

Your academic performance is not good. Even if you start working hard now, it will be hard to see achievements because your foundation is too poor. But if you don’t study hard, you will be more miserable in the future.

Everything can only be started from scratch now. It is your best choice to learn from your failure and make up for it with your efforts. If you are lazy, you may never be able to get rid of it.

Relationships & Wealth

Keywords: Loss of financial security, self esteem hurt because of money, seek help and there will be someone to help

In fact, you have very few friends, only a few good friends to have a heart-to-heart conversation with. You are not capable of handling too complicated relationships, so it is also difficult to expand your circle of life.

For this matter you can do absolutely nothing but wait for things to change naturally. At this time, even if you try to explain something, it is difficult to be accepted by others.

Your financial situation is extremely poor and you may be carrying too much debt at the same time, which may not be easy to pay off in the near future.

Five of Pentacles Reversed Meaning

Core Meanings of the Card

Keywords: Economic recovery, reparations, compensation, debt settlement, spiritual emptiness

Love & Marriage

Keywords: Too much emphasis on material things but neglect the spiritual wealth, you can have a warm home even if the money is very little 

You often get into arguments over money or financial issues in this relationship, and the two of you have very different values, so it’s actually painful for each other to be together.

It’s completely impossible for you to fall in love now, because you can’t figure out your relationship status and have no clear ideas or goals, so it’s best not to think too much.

The relationship is really messy. There is a lack of understanding and trust between the two of you, so the whole thing looks like a misunderstanding that you hope to end soon.

There is absolutely no possibility of getting back together in this relationship, and you should stay as far away from each other as possible. Even if you have the chance to see each other again, don’t talk about anything related to your relationships.

Career & Education

Keywords: The end of hard times, finding a new job, a path out of poverty

The current work may look shiny and bright on the surface, but in fact it is an Apple of Sodom. The whole company is in chaos internally and has gotten completely out of control.

The growth prospect of this job is not great, and the follow-up situation will become more and more chaotic, which may take some time to stabilize. If you can leave, please do so as soon as you can.

Your current study situation is very bad, mainly because you do not work hard. In addition, you do not have a good study method, so you will be miserable in the grades.

Now you should make up your mind to arrange a fixed time for studying every day. When you develop good study habits, you will be able to gradually get on track academically.

Relationships & Wealth

Keywords: With a new source of income, someone to help you get back on your feet, regain hope, worry about not having enough money

Your relationship situation is bad and you have few good friends to talk to. You should stabilize your life quickly, so that you can have a chance to make new friends.

At this time, your quarrel will be inevitable, and the misunderstanding between both sides is unlikely to be resolved. In addition to choosing to give up friendship, you will have to wait for time to slowly wash everything away.

Your financial situation is in a mess. Maybe even you don’t know how bad it is. You should figure out the actual situation quickly before you can solve the problem.

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