Five of Pentacles
Just like the fives of the other suits in the tarot, the Five of Pentacles symbolizes adversity. It shows two individuals walking outside while it is snowing. Not only are they cold, they are also sick, poor, tired, and hungry. It looks as if they are lacking the necessities of life. A lot of people can relate to the two individuals in more ways than one.
It’s All About Balance
Whenever the Five of Pentacles shows up in a reading, it suggests a time of hardship and insecurity. The meaning of this card can be deep loneliness, illness, poverty, or loss. Your status might take a turn for the worse soon. There is a chance that you will lose something significant, whether it is financial wealth or an important item. Deterioration of your health might be already ongoing or be very sudden. Good news, we read this card in reverse. I felt it important to read the card both upright and reversed for a deeper look into what is going on. It is all about balance and looking at the consequences of our actions whether they turn out negative or positive for us.
The person with crutches has a lot of symbolism. This person may be feeling cursed – that their bad luck is something that they cannot shake off easily. The Five of Pentacles symbolism can also be that of old debts, high credit card balances, or unpaid loans. It is a reminder that you should consider sorting out your finances. Mistakes you have made in the past might also haunt you.
The Five of Pentacles is a Tarot Card that appears when economic times get bad. It shows up when we are losing faith in a relationship, an institution or just in ourselves. It is a card that illustrates our lacking faith in tough times.
Don’t Lose Faith
This is a warning from the Tarot deck not to lose faith. The future will challenge you.
But you can make solid choices now to be on the other side of that stained glass window. The Five of Pentacles reminds us that life is a banquet and most poor fools are starving. Embrace the warm, joyous light that is on the other side of the window in the Five of Pentacles. Knowing that times may be tough is no reason to give up, in fact, you can work to create the joyous light depicted in the card’s stained-glass window. This card lets you know that it is time to live your life instead of just trudging through it.
Small Victories Count
The people shown on the Five of Pentacles spell out a different fate when the card is revealed to be reversed. Of course, you may have been luckily blessed with a sudden, generous fortune but in most cases, this will not be so. For most, it will be a small victory but a victory nonetheless. Perhaps you have found sweet relief from debt or the boost you need to get you through the toughest of times. As with all gifts the Five of Pentacles can show are coming your way, it is unlikely to simply drop into your lap. You will need to work up the courage to apply for that management position, or make smart decisions with your sudden influx of funds, or else you risk continuing in your current situation. Opportunities abound that are simply waiting for you to take advantage of, take the first step.
The Five of Pentacles reversed is a sign of change and progression into good fortunes. While this tarot card holds no answers on its own, it is a definitive sign of advantageous things to come or, depending on position, acknowledgment of opportunities available to you now or received in the past. Those who find the Five of Pentacles reversed in their spread should be aware there is little reward without effort and your fate may well depend on your willingness to expend it. If you are struggling, hang on just a little bit longer for there is assistance ahead. You should be aware that the positive change you need may be different than you imagined or even unexpected. Approach each situation and new change in your life with a clear head and a cautious eye and you may find miracles wherever you look.
Those expecting a quick fix or a surprise windfall of wealth after being overwhelmed with debts and bills may find themselves disappointed after revealing the Five of Pentacles reversed. Whether in its upright or reversed position the Five of Pentacles is a card of progress and not an all-out solution. Take heart that you have found a clearer path and maybe even a friend to accompany you on the journey, even if your destination is still many miles away. It is a lesson to take joy and appreciation in the small things. Any job can be better than no job when it comes to providing food and shelter for your family. A month of sobriety after a seemingly lifetime of struggling with addiction is a reason to celebrate. Life is looking up for you and if you do not treasure the smallest successes, it can be hard to make it to the larger ones.
Recognize Positive Changes
Internal self-improvement can be overlooked when considering positive changes in your life. Experiences such as learning to forgive, gaining impulse control, or pulling yourself free of a cycle of self-deprecation are all worthy of recognition and pride. While others may not fully grasp the colossal task it proved to be; you should not allow that to undervalue its meaning to you. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the Five of Pentacles reversed will point to improvement just as often as it points to a definite end of a struggle. In short, keep an eye out for positive changes no matter how slight and avoid overlooking your gifts of good fortune. You can learn about how losing your faith in the past may be the root cause of how you came to a current dilemma. You may also be able to better measure the hope that you have for life now against the hopelessness of your past.
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