FIVE OF PENTACLES POWERWORDS
Ruin, Poverty yet Hope
The Five of Pentacles tells us that we are suffering from a lack of abundance.
Traditionally this card means material trouble with all appearing lost. However the light from the church window says there is hope.
A depressing scene. Two poor people struggle in a cold snowstorm. One is a beggar and the other person on crutches and a bell around their neck is a leper. Can you think of a worse scene? Imagine how they must feel. From a church window shines a warm light. Perhaps shelter, food and warm clothing is available.
The cloaked figure is a beggar. Barefoot and walking in the snow. We can imagine they are homeless with none of the basic needs. It must feel very miserable to be this person. They represent a total lack of positive pentacles energy.
Person with Crutches
This person is a lepar. In medieval times a leper walked with a bell around their neck to warn people they were coming. There was no cure and the prognosis for leprosy was terrible. Many a persons worst nightmare. Not only is the person a leper, but they are poor, barefoot and homeless. Can it get any worse than this?
The snow represents coldness, feeling excluded and alone. The opposite emotions of feeling abundant.
The Colorful Window
The window belongs to a church. A spiritual place of sanctuary from which shines a warm light. There is hope. Within this church we can imagine food, warmth and shelter – all basic needs many of us take for granted. I will talk about this window more below when I discuss money blocks.
The Five Pentacles
The Five Pentacles represent money that may or may not be reachable. It all depends on the actions and thoughts of the two beggars.
QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU EXPLORE THIS CARD MORE
I feel this card more than any other in the Tarot deck represents MONEY BLOCKS.
The abundance of the universe is there (church window and warm light) if we know how to access it. The block is our unconscious and conscious negative thoughts that keep us stuck in old ways and even poverty. Why do some people achieve and some do not? Is it all about luck and education? I notice especially that women have lots of money blocks. Perhaps it is centuries of conditioning? Perhaps it is a lack of self esteem? Perhaps its a feeling that all that fiance stuff is way above our heads? Whatever the reason, I see women struggling financially more than men. So lets explore this money block issue a bit more!
If you get this card, perhaps ask some questions around your money blocks…
Do I feel when I have more money that I need to spend it?
Do I feel that wealthy people are spoiled, evil and snobs?
Do I feel that money and wealth is evil?
Do I feel I should not charge for giving Tarot readings because it is ‘spiritual’?
Other questions to ask about this card in general…
What negative thoughts do you have about money?
What negative things did you hear about money when you were growing up?
Do you find it hard to see the positive in life?
Do you believe you deserve the best in life?
Can you see a way out during difficult times?
Do you have the courage to see where you might be sabotaging your abundance?
Can you step outside of your head and create a new reality?
FIVE DAYS TO MORE MONEY WITH THE TAROT
Check out my five stages to abundance and money with Tarot and see below at the end of the post on my recommended resources.
Shuffle your Tarot cards.
Ask the question ‘What did I learn about money as a child’.
Pull five cards. Look at the cards and see what words and feelings come to you. Write down your insights in your journal. Memories may arise. Write about them. Allow yourself to feel whatever comes up.
When you are finished writing put down your pen and shuffle the Tarot cards.
Ask the question ‘What are my current money blocks’ and pull five cards. Write down your insights in your journal. Memories may arise. Write about them. Feelings may come up. Allow yourself to feel them.
Now, in order to make space for all this new money and abundance you need to understand what is your financial situation right now and remove any expenses that you do not need.
Are you on a subscription plan you no longer use? Are you spending too much on groceries and then throwing them away? Have you spare coins lying around the house? Do you know exactly how much you make per month and how much you spend? If you have a mortgage can you have an offset account to reduce your interest payments? This may be a day to talk to someone who knows about money or get some advice. Either way this is the day to decide to ‘know’ about your money situation.
This is the wild imagination day.
Imagine that you won 10 million dollars. Write down in your journal exactly what you would do with this money. Get into the details. What freedom would you have? What would you buy? What would you invest in? Get super clear on exactly what you desire in your life that money can bring you. What good can money bring to YOUR life?
Imagine… buying those dresses on the internet site that you keep visiting
…not worrying about bills
…going on a spontaneous holiday with friends
…not worrying about your children’s education
…having the best medical care
…leaving your job and studying something new
…attending healing/yoga/meditation/dance workshops
…only eating organic food
…the chance to buy 100’s of Tarot and Oracle decks
…giving money to your favorite charity
…donating money to a school in Africa or Nepal or even building one!
After you have done some exciting dreaming, please shuffle your cards and ask the question,
‘How good can I bring to my world with money’
and pull five cards. Notice the details in the pictures and write down your insights and feelings in your journal.
Now that you know your money history, your money blocks and you have accessed our money situation you have awareness. Next you let yourself dream about what is possible. Today is the day to create positive affirmations. Please get your Tarot deck and pull out only the 22 Major Arcana cards. Please shuffle them well.
Ask the question, ‘What abundance affirmations will help me now’
Now spread them out and pick five cards. These five cards will represent your affirmations. Look at each card and work out a positive affirmation from it. Play around with words. Make the affirmation in the positive. Make the affirmation in the present by adding the word NOW to the end. Below are some examples to give you an idea…
The Sun – all happiness and abundance comes to me now
The Tower – I bring new paths of abundance into my life now
The Fool – I am ready for the next step now
This is the Creativity Day. Today you will pour all your positive energy into making a vision board. If you do not know what a vision board is, then check out this VIDEO. You will photocopy abundant financial Tarot cards and stick them on our Vision Board.
Photocopy the Ace, nine, ten and Queen of Pentacles and stick them on your vision board.
You will also write the affirmations you created yesterday and put them on your board. Around these cards imagine a life that money can bring you. The images and words must be positive and make you feel good.
When you are finished please put this vision board in a prominent place such as the kitchen or bedroom where you will notice it. One friend puts his vision board on this bedroom ceiling so its the first thing he sees in the morning when he wakes up.
There you go! My five step plan to bringing more money into your life with the Tarot cards. I hope it brings much abundance into your life. See the end of this blog post for my recommended resources to removing your money blocks.
GOLDEN DAWN / QABALA
The Hermetic title for this card is ‘Lord of Material Troubles’. What a perfect title for this card (apart from the Lord part!)
On the Tree of Life, the Number Five cards sit on the Sphiroth Gevurah which represents severity. After the energy from the Divine enters Kether at the top of the Tree of Life, it next flows to Chokhmah. Chokhmah is the place of wisdom. The energy then flows onto Binah which is the energy of understanding. Then the energy leaves this upper triangle of energy (called the Supernal) and flows down to Chesed, the energy of Mercy. Then the energy flows to Gevurah which is a difficult Sphiroth representing severity and possibly suffering. Therefore the 5’s in the Minor Arcana are always challenging cards.
Ruled by Mercury in Taurus.
FIVE OF PENTACLES REVERSED
When this card is reversed its super bad! You cant even see the light anymore. Life feels ruined and chaotic! This is a time to reach out and ask for help. Free financial advice? A strategic plan? It might be too hard on your own to get out of this stuck state.
Two important questions to consider with a reversed Five of Pentacles:
Do you feel all hope is lost?
What insights can you get from other people to help you with your situation?
EXTRA RESOURCES ON MONEY BLOCKS
I am working hard core on my money blocks and I can see the benefits after only a few weeks. Here is what I am currently loving (May 2019)
I cannot recommend Denise enough who teaches women how to become abundant via her website Lucky Bitch and her Money Bootcamp. Also check out her books Lucky Bitch, Get Rich, Lucky Bitch and Chillpreneur. A great introduction to her is via this video/blog post.
I also recommend checking out Rachel Hollis and her bestseller book ‘Girl, Stop Apologizing’ where she talks about allowing yourself to go beyond your blocks of fear and create the life you want.
Check out Loral Langemeier’s website and learn today how to put more money into your pocket. I have attended some of her workshops and I love her techniques.
Emotional Freedom Technique
I hope you sort out your money blocks because it really is one of the paths to female empowerment.