Five of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
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DescriptionTwo mendicants in a snow-storm pass a lighted casement.
Meaning of Five of Pentacles from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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.
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
Conquest of fortune by reason.
Troubles in love.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Lover or Mistress, Love, Sweetness, Affection, Pure and Chaste Love
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.