68-Five of Pentacles – Reversed Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Five of Pentacles Reversed Rider Waite Deck

When reversed, the Five of Coins suggests a reluctance to fulfill a commitment when the going gets tough. The idealism of young love comes into conflict with harsh reality, making it difficult to stay together when confronted with financial loss, ill health, or other trying circumstances. Rather than attempt to reconcile differences and make your emotional ties more satisfying, you are inclined to give up and seek satisfaction elsewhere. In essence, you may be deciding to leave your partner out in the cold, or you may find yourself undergoing such an experience.

Keywords Reversed: Marital difficulties, financial setbacks, job loss, dissipation, dissolution of a loving relationship, infidelity, misconduct, illicit love affairs, lack of commitment, absence of support, abandonment to the slings and arrows of fortune, fair-weather friendship, unfulfilling relationships, material trouble, financial loss, unexpected expenses, hardship, begging, unemployment, worry, disquiet, stress, strain, feeling pressured, troubling thoughts, neediness, fear of poverty, destitution, squandering resources, profligacy.

Timing: 0 Taurus–10 Taurus. Tropical, 21 April–30 April. Sidereal, 14 May–24 May.
Astrology: Nimble and clever Mercury in the first decan of earthy Taurus, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Coins (Air of Earth) and the Hierophant (Taurus). Mercury is linked to the Magician. [The church window is a reference to the Pope and the sacrament of marriage. Fickle Mercury brings instability to the earthy solidity reflected in Taurus and the King of Coins, thus exposing the marriage to fluctuations in its material security.]
Number Symbolism: 5 – instability, disruption, crisis, loss, tension, conflict.

Five Of Coins: Money Can’T Buy You Love

When Five of Pentacles is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Five of Pentacles is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Five of Pentacles is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Five of Pentacles using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: The expansive benefic Jupiter in the third decan of airy Libra, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Cups (Air of Water) and Justice (Libra). Jupiter is linked to the Wheel of Fortune.

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Creative Tarot: Then I move into the basic definition of the card. You can use these for any type of reading; it doesn’t have to concern creativity. I wanted to give a little background for people who are beginners to the deck. If you are someone who has been using the tarot for a while, these will not be of much use to you, except maybe as a refresher.

Complete Book of Tarot: Tarot literature is full of ideas about what reversed cards can mean. Many authors suggest that you decide in advance what you want reversal cards to mean before you do a reading. In this way, there will be no confusion about the meaning of a card that appears inverted in the spread. Here are some of the common ideas about what upside-down cards might signify:

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