Five of Pentacles


Five of PentaclesYou can see from the posture of the figures, this is a difficult card. It represents material loss. The church window in the background holds the pentacles. It seems the people in the card either don’t notice or can’t reach the coins.

You might be impoverished, or you might simply feel impoverished. If you find your funds are running low, don’t wait for a windfall. Be practical and reduce expenses while you increase your income. Believe small amounts can add up to make a difference. Feeling impoverished, however, requires soul work. This is your opportunity to evaluate your history with money. What did your family teach you? Was there a time you had financial troubles? Does that time still haunt you? When did you feel most secure? What else was happening in your life at that time?

By expecting scarcity, you might be magnetizing it to yourself. Written and spoken affirmations can help you invite wealth into your life and establish a better relationship with it. Remember your wealth does not steal from others. Go ahead and invite financial stability into your life.


The Five of Pentacles only interacts with the Emperor.

Major Arcana

Emperor: Any cards from the suit of Pentacles can indicate an offer of a position of authority. This position is likely to involve finance and carry heavy responsibilities.

The Suit — Pentacles, Coins, or Diamonds

The pentacle is a symbol of earth magic. The coin is wealth and wages. The diamond is a symbol of wealth, pulled from the ground and refined by human hands into something enduring and elegant. This suit represents all things related to the earth. It represents the work of our hands. It represents those conspicuous signs of wealth that show us and our neighbors how successful we are, but this is merely material wealth. We can pass this on to the next generation, but it is worthless if we choose to bury it with ourselves.

Number — 5

Five is a number of conflict, change, and opportunity.

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