Daily Tarot Card – Five of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles from the Tarot of Prague. Tarot of Prague 5 of PentaclesThis is usually a dreadful card, mother and child outside the church, dressed in rags, making their way on a snowy night. Not what you hope for.  There is a break, disruption, and with pentacles it can involve financial worries. Here the mother and her baby are out in the snow, apparently oblivious to the church behind them where they might find sanctuary and charity.

After leaving the stability of the fours, the fives introduce a new element or angle. Reaching out, expansion, a change in circumstances. Change can include great upheaval, dissatisfaction, loss of control.  But Five is also the number of the Hierophant, spiritual guidance. Perhaps help is there if you only turn around.

Personally, I know what this card means for me today. Self-inflicted, but feeling very much alone and distant from others. Unable to attain something. But I know this tendency in myself. It may linger, but it won’t last forever.

If things seem bleak for you, try reaching out for help. Often people are eager to assist and only need to be asked. It doesn’t have to a church. There are many aid organizations, or family and friends, even if all you need is a shoulder to cry on.


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