Five of pentacles

Five of pentacles

Keywords for the Five of Pentacles Tarot Card

  • Money problems, hard times
  • Ill health
  • Isolation, insecurity
  • Job or home loss


This is one of the scariest and most unwanted cards of the deck. No one likes to think about illness, money problems, or being out in the cold without help.

Yet, we all have trying times in our lives. This card is a warning sign to remind us we must prepare for when the tough times come again.

The traditional imagery of the Five of Pentacles shows a man and a woman in ratty clothes, walking through the snow outside of a church. The man is using crutches and they both appear to be in rough shape. The five pentacles are shown in the stained glass window, which shines in the darkness behind them. In this deck, our lone jaguar with colored pentacles on his fur is stuck in the mud/quicksand with no way out on his own.

When you see the Five of Pentacles, it’s time to build up and protect your reserves, take care of yourself, and ask for help. You don’t need to be completely independent and self-sufficient. This is a lesson in trusting good things are available to you, even though you can’t see them.

In some cases, this card could also means knee problems or represent someone who takes an official vow of poverty.


Keywords for the Five of Pentacles Reversed

  • Recovery from financial loss
  • A new job or home
  • Triumph over trying times



  • The original was painted on 11x14 high quality 140lb watercolor paper with Turner watercolor paints.
  • Signature is hidden in the painting. 
  • Your original painting will come with a certificate of authenticity and a backing board, wrapped in plastic.
  • The painting is vertically oriented.


High quality reproductions are also available in 11x14 and 8x10 or 5x7 (with slight cropping) on an excellent quality linen paper which will retain it's true colors for many years.