What does the five of pentacles tarot card mean?

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The five of pentacles is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Pentacles suit.

Keywords: Isolation, worry, financial loss

Meaning

The Fives of the Tarot all tell stories of loss and pain. In this case, the Five of Pentacles is all about financial loss, and indicates that you are dealing with money troubles. Maybe you have recently lost a job and are struggling without an income, or you have too many financial commitments and are feeling overwhelmed with the pressure to keep up with them all. However, this card also carries a message of hope; all is not lost, and if you struggling those around are there to help you. Sometimes, the worries are simply in your head and the real-life situation is not as bad as you think it is. Take a step back and get some perspective. Sit down and make a list of all of your incomings and outgoings, so you know exactly where you stand. Cut back on things you don’t need, and see what a difference it makes.

Reverse Keywords: Recovery, new income, renewed hope

Reverse Meaning

In reverse, the Five of Pentacles symbolises the end of a difficult situation. You have been dealing with money troubles that have been causing you a lot of stress and worries, but those times are coming to an end and things are looking much brighter. If you have been unemployed, a new job opportunity will arise soon. If you have been struggling to make ends meet despite working as much as possible, this burden will be eased by somebody giving you a helping hand; this may be a friend or family member offering to lend or give you some money, or your boss may reward you for all of your hard work with a pay rise which will greatly benefit your financial situation. Things are starting to look brighter, and you can relax a little now.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Pentacles suit)