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The Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

Are your ideals in line with your physical reality?

The Five of Pentacles tarot card warns that they’re not connected, at all. True, living in your dreams is not good, but abandoning them altogether is even worse. It’s making you bitter, and your bitterness is wreaking havoc in all areas of your life.

Take a deep breath my dear friend because this tarot card is, “The Dark Night of the Soul”.

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The Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

The tarot card meanings of the Five of Pentacles are all about impoverishment, sickness, and isolation. Perhaps the poverty, illness and loneliness you are experiencing is real. Perhaps these occurrences are perceived.

The Five of Pentacles tarot card calls for you to open your eyes to the truth. How did you come to know such misfortune and financial devastation? Has money been your chief focus in this life? If you are not wealthy do you feel ill, alone and unworthy because of this?

Finally, the Five of Pentacles begs the question – How much of your soul are you willing to sell in the name of monetary success and what part will die if you crash and burn financially?

Your idea of a perfect world is cut off from the emotional and physical demands of the real world.

That’s why the man and woman in the Five of Pentacles tarot card are only wearing blue, green, and brown, the colors of earth and water – i.e. the material and emotional worlds only. They are completely absorbed in their personal soap operas.

They feel poor, because they are focusing on their wants instead of their actual needs. They are lonely, because they are expert fault finders.

In the Five of Pentacles, the stained glass window is your vision of how things should be, your ideals. In the world of “should be,” everything is beautiful and in right place. All the elements are represented by their colors: yellow (air), red (fire), blue (water), and green (earth). It’s a picture of complete harmony, until you notice that the window in the Five of Pentacles tarot card shows only the upper half of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life.

The man and woman are passing by the warm glow emitting from inside the church without looking toward it. Even the slightest glance in the right direction would remind them that a better life is very much possible in that the church represents our spiritual self.

The weary and battered couple in the Five of Pentacles are clad in only blue, green, and brown, the colors of earth and water – i.e. the material and emotional worlds only. They are completely absorbed in their personal soap operas.

The black night and raging snowstorm in the Five of Pentacles show that they are literally left out in the cold. Making matters worse, their progress has been slowed down by their crutches and bare feet.

The Five of Pentacles reminds you that now is the time for you to rebuild your internal self as regards how the energy of money affects you and, in turn, your life. By reconnecting the spiritual with the physical you can experience true prosperity, in mind, body, spirit and bank account.

Upright Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

When the Five of Pentacles pops up in your tarot reading, ask yourself – Does it feel like you are running through life in a shuffling madness and Jethro Tull’s “Locomotive Breath” is all about you? Turn off your MP3 player. This is not the time to wallow in self-pity. You’ll enjoy the song much better after this storm has settled.

Stop feeding into your current turmoil, and take an honest look at your situation.

Are you worried about money? More importantly, are your worries justified? If your bank account is still in the black at the end of the month and your bills are paid, you’re doing better than you think. This kind of constant, unnecessary stress will only make you sick – so stop it already.

But if your worries are justified, you need to draw up a plan to get yourself out of that hole. Yes, it requires that you spend some time drawing up a monthly budget. That’s boring, but necessary. Oh, and you need to drum up the discipline to stick to it. No more lunches from the vending machine!

While it’s good to have ideals, you must find practical ways to materialize them in your life. Take world peace, for example. That’s a beautiful ideal. But how are you manifesting it, if you get into an ALL CAPS argument on the Internet because someone is disagreeing with you?

If you’re feeling isolated and lonely, you may be like the woman in the Five of Pentacles card, who isn’t even looking for help. No one is expecting you to do everything yourself. And with over six billion people on the planet, someone should be willing and able to lend you a hand. Or you may be like the man, who is looking for it in all the wrong places.

Five of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Meanings

Fives strike hard and fast, and they leave just as quickly. They’re a lot like your teenager’s friends who’ll raid the fridge when you are not looking, leaving behind a sink full of dishes and a messy living room. If they’ve managed to leave before you could draft them into cleaning up – and teenagers are good at that – then you are stuck with that chore. The good news is, they’re gone. The Five of Pentacles is no exception if it shows up reversed in your tarot card reading.

Cosmic forces can be just like that.

You have weathered the tornado that rumbled through your life. Now take a deep breath and roll up your sleeves. There’s work to do.

When reversed, the Five of Pentacles tarot card shows that a painful situation is about to end. Maybe a new job will allow you to start paying down your debts, or your doctor may tell you that you are on the road to recovery. Perhaps you’ve even found a way to make peace with God after having lost your faith.

No, there’s no distant billionaire relative that remembered you in his or her will with a million dollar inheritance, and there’s no miracle cure that just came on the market. But things are beginning to look up. Now that you can make your monthly payments, you have to follow through. Your doctor may put you on a special diet and an exercise regime.

Again, you have to follow through.

You’ve been given the tools to dig your way out of that hole. Now you have to use them.

The fact that you have them is a small miracle in itself. As you are about to get your life back on track, take a brief moment to express your appreciation to the universe. Gratitude is a powerful motivator, and it sends a message to the cosmos that you are receptive to further miracles – and over time many small ones add up to a big one.

Five of Pentacles & Tarot Numerology

In the Minor Arcana, the Number 5 is associated with Mars, the destructive power that tends to upset the apple cart. Usually, this is a result of focusing on the wrong things. Here, the energies of Mars are like an earthquake: hard-hitting, but over quickly. Your ability to recover from such a setback depends on your willingness to rebuild.

Learn more about the sacred divinatory art of Numerology. Use our Numerology Calculator to find what your Life Path, Soul, Personality, Compatibility and Career Numbers are and how they can help improve all areas of your life!

The Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Metaphysical Correspondences:

Element: Earth
Zodiac Signs : Taurus
Healing Crystals : Amethyst, Bloodstone

The Five of Pentacles Card & Tarot Numerology

In the Minor Arcana, the Number 5 is associated with Mars, the destructive power that tends to upset the apple cart. Usually, this is a result of focusing on the wrong things. Here, the energies of Mars are like an earthquake: hard-hitting, but over quickly. Your ability to recover from such a setback depends on your willingness to rebuild.

Learn more about the sacred divinatory art of Numerology. Use our Numerology Calculator to find what your Life Path, Soul, Personality, Compatibility and Career Numbers are and how they can help improve all areas of your life!


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