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Five of Pentacles Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

Five of Pentacles

About the Deck

Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Tags

pentacles-5, five-of-coins, five, pentacles

Description

Two mendicants in a snow-storm pass a lighted casement.

Meaning of Five of Pentacles from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

The card foretells material trouble above all, whether in the form illustrated--that is, destitution--or otherwise. For some cartomancists, it is a card of love and lovers-wife, husband, friend, mistress; also concordance, affinities. These alternatives cannot be harmonized.

Reversed

Disorder, chaos, ruin, discord, profligacy.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Success coming that will balance loss.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Conquest of fortune by reason.

Reversed

Troubles in love.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Lover or Mistress, Love, Sweetness, Affection, Pure and Chaste Love

Reversed

Disgraceful Love, Imprudence, License, Profligacy.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

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.

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