The Five of Pentacles is one of the more challenging cards of the Tarot. Fives are all about crisis that leads to transformation.
Let’s examine the card
This card shows a woman leaning against a tree. She looks distraught. She wears a yellow (air) dress and a blue (water) cloak. There is a red (fire) belt around her waist from which hangs five pentacles.
In the distance a hound chases a hare.
The water aspect suggests that this is a major emotional event. The blue cloak is covering the yellow dress. Her emotions are overriding her intellect.
The hound and the hare represents the story of the goddess Ceridwen and Taliesin. You can read the whole story here. This story runs throughout the Druid Craft Tarot. It’s a lovely story and talks about initiation into the mysteries of life.
What does it all mean?
This card symbolised financial loss, but be wary of interpreting it as such. It could also be the loss of a loved one or end of a relationship. This will certainly create a change in a financial situation.
A crisis always has potential built into it, if we chose to see it. We can use each crisis as a catalyst to transform ourselves and our lives for the better. But the choice is ours.