Five of Pentacles


Key words

Upright: need, hardship, misfortune, isolation, worry

Reversed: recovery, improvement, perseverance, rebuilding wealth


Two people walk in the snow, looking weary and wearing tattered clothes. One person walks on crutches while the other is barefoot. The person using crutches wears a yellow shirt with a blue tunic over it. The barefoot person wears an orange shawl. The two people are walking past a church, and a stained glass window depicting five pentacles is illuminated from inside the building. 


5: Conflict, loss, change, adversity, rebuilding


You are feeling isolated, like you have no one to lean on. The good news is that help is available, as long as you’re not too proud to ask for it. If you stay focused on what you lack, you might miss out on opportunities to improve your situation. 


You have been through adversity but you’re entering a period of recovery. If you felt something was “missing” from your life, it is now within reach. It’s possible you don’t feel deserving of this newfound period of growth and recovery, but know that you do deserve to feel secure and comfortable.