Five of Pentacles Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck
About the Deck"A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionTwo beggars in a snowstorm pass a lit stained-glass window.
Meaning of Five of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck
Material trouble; destitution.
Disorder, chaos, ruin, discord, recklessness.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Success coming that will balance loss.
Conquest of fortune by reason.
Troubles in love.
Lover or Mistress, Love, Sweetness, Affection, Pure and Chaste Love
Disgraceful Love, Imprudence, License, Profligacy.
parents' death will suddenly change your fate. If a man dies whom you first met on a Friday morning, you will have luck in the lottery; but if a woman in black is the first person you meet on a Saturday morning, you will have ill luck in the lottery.