Upright: Unstable, anxiety, fearful, lack, illness, poverty, outside support
Reversed: Financial upturn, lack of support, unhealthy extravagance
Five, pentacles (coins), crutch, snow, stained glass, ill health
Upright: This card appears when you feel financial or physical insecure. You may feel that there is a lack of financial resources in your life, struggling to make ends meet, or fearful of relying on others. This card reminds us that there is support available if we choose to seek it. The 5 of Pentacles may also represent ill physical health which is causing you discomfort, pain, or fear. It is time to reach out for assistance, physically, spiritually, and emotionally, to help you get back on your feet and feel comfortable again. This card reminds us that everything you need is available upon asking.
Reversed: If this card is pulled in a reverse position, it can be a positive card pointing to a financial breakthrough. Perhaps you find a new job, discover a new stream of income, or inherit or win some money. Your needs will be met and you will find a sense of financial security once again. On the flip side, this reversed card can point to careless spending in order to fill a deeper void. It urges you to seek fulfillment from higher sources, beyond material gratification.
The number 5 represents expansiveness and growth. It points to positive changes stemming from challenge or struggle. The number 5 refers to breaking out of old routines and making way for the new in one’s life.
In a positive light, the number 5 refers to expansion, action, will power, drive, creative vision, thinking outside of the box, curiosity, freedom, and resourcefulness.
In a negative light, the number 5 points to restlessness, dissatisfaction, boredom, impatience, haste, and lack of commitment.
The Root Chakra represents safety and security, physically, emotionally, and financially. It governs our animalistic desires and raw emotions, like anger, passion, fear, lust, and safety. Tarot cards associated with the root chakra have to do with grounding, health, and security.