As I shuffled the cards to select this week's Intuitive Tuesday tarot card, I said, "Tell me what messages I need to bring to my readers this week." I selected the Five of Pentacles (reversed) from the Aquarian Tarot Deck by David Palladini.
Fives are sometimes known as the cards that upset the balance. Remember, the fours are like a table with four, sturdy legs...so that no matter which suit, there is a feeling of stability. Then the five comes along and knocks the table over. This can be a time of uncertainty, change and disruption.
With Pentacles, it has to do with the material world, your body, and/or business and finances.
That doesn't help much particularly during this time of the year when you've possibly overeaten and feel physically drained, or you've been (maybe too) free with your spending, knowing that soon the bills will come due.
Before we get to the Reversed meaning, it's helpful to understand the upright meaning. The Five of Pentacles typically shows two people walking outside of a stained glass window, possibly a church building. They look cold and lost, and there is no door for them to walk through and feel any type of spiritual connection.
When I look at this card, the phrase that comes to me is "feeling left out," as though I've forgotten that even when I am alone, I am spiritually connected to all.
Pulling the Five of Pentacles may indicate a time to do some soul searching.
- Do you feel as if you've lost your way?
- Are there simply too many obstacles or too little strength and direction to proceed forward?
- Maybe you are bringing past problems into current situations and feel down and out.
The Five of Pentacles (Reversed), shows that you can move past these isolated and shunned feelings and find your strength again. This is a perfect card for the beginning of the year.
"Out with the old and in with the new."
Perhaps it's a habit you are ready to be rid of, a negative thought pattern, an unhealthy eating routine, a job that doesn't work for you any longer. You probably already have an idea of what needs to be left behind.
The Five of Pentacles (Reversed) is a small ray of hope that no matter how bleak it looks, there is hope. It is a reminder that you are in the midst of a cycle (and only half-way through with the five). So keep moving forward, connect with your higher self and your intuitive voice, to hear what is next. Then do it.
Then listen again. Then do it. And so on. And so on.
Focus on moving through the Five of Pentacles and seek the abundance and flow of the Six of Pentacles. Remember, it's just one slice of the pie, one phase of the cycle. It's time to move on and flourish.
Happy New Year!