The Five of Pentacles has strong ties to Planet Venus, which is the planet of love, beauty, finances. This shows that these cards are generally referring to matters of love or physical material possessions. The Five of Pentacles card also has strong ties to the star sign Taurus, which is symbolic of being very stubborn yet grounded. The Pentacles suit would point towards a journey of fiscal significance.
The image of the Five of Pentacles can be seen as eerie by some. You can see two people walking outside in a blizzard. They appear to be feeling very weak and one is actually walking along on crutches. One has no shoes. They are obviously very ill-equipped for this harsh weather.
Upright- Financial loss, poverty, isolation
The Five of Pentacles showing up in a reading is a sign of incoming hardship and poverty. This doesn’t always refer to financial poverty, but as a card of pentacles, it often does. Your career may be taking a huge turn for the worse soon or your personal relationships may not be what they appear to be. Referring to love, the Five of Pentacles is never a good sign. It represents a time of great despair. You may even decide to quit searching for love altogether. This may cause you to isolate yourself, but remember balance in this time. Though one aspect of your life may be lacking, there are other aspects of your life in which you may be very wealthy.
Reverse- Positive change, debt management, forgiveness
The Five of Pentacles in reverse can be a positive omen. When the Five of Pentacles appears in reverse, it is usually a sign that time of hardship are over. There are only positive signs ahead. A separate interpretation refers to physical health. Like the man with crutches on the front of the card, you may be fighting a period of illness. The Five of Pentacles may appear to tell you that you will recover, but it may take time. The same applies if you’re caring for someone. The underlying theme of the Five of Pentacles in reverse is that though you may be going through a rough time, you will recover.
**In a yes/no reading, the Five of Pentacles is a no.