The Number five is associated with conflicts, challenges and the capacity to adapt to the tides of time. The Five of Coins (Pentacles) is no exception.

It portrays a situation of adversity. The situation becomes clear with the very background that projects a night sky and the fact that it is snowing heavily. A destitute couple is seen to be walking through the snow. The man is crippled in the leg and requires the assistance of a crutch to walk.

The woman is seen to be trying to cover herself with a threadbare shawl. Both appear to be living through a difficult phase of life where material possession is near to nil. The couple walks in front of a beautiful stain glass church window which is brightly lit. The light seems to be shining through the five pentacles adorning the window. The church is a symbolic representation of spiritual knowledge and comfort that the church provides to people who are underprivileged.

Upright Position: This card is all about being deprived of material possessions. In this world when success is often measured in the parameters of wealth it also signifies a considerable blow to self esteem. It is a phase of loneliness and low spirits. It may also indicate problem in employment. However, the card also suggests that devoted partner would stand by in times of need.

Reversed Position: Reversed, the card may suggest spiritual vacancy in the mind of the seeker. Traditionally the reversed interpretation of the card suggests confusion and discord. It even indicates that near ones may not remain faithful over a fight relating to material possessions.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons