“Until we can receive with an open heart, we’re never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.”
― Brené Brown
The 5 of Pentacles is Mercury in Taurus. Mercury rules the intellect and communication, and in earthy Taurus, all the processes associated with Mercury slow down. Solutions to problems may not spring to mind as quickly as they normally do. 5 is the number or hardship and conflict. Together all these influences spell poverty and dis-ease.
But there is more to the message of this card. At a glance it may appear rather grim as none of us like the idea of becoming ill or destitute. But the truth is that in our lifetime we all have to navigate spaces of less than ideal comfort levels and what this card wants to remind us of is that when we do, we’re not alone!
There is spiritual assistance to be had and our nearest and dearest will also be there for us, as long as we remember to ask for help. This is not a time to allow pride to keep us from asking, whether it be for help with our health or finances.
“What is home? My favorite definition is “a safe place,” a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable.”
― Gladys M. Hunt
Affirmation: “I am OK with asking for help.”
5 of Pentacles Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for sending loving support when times are tough. Help me remember to ask for help instead of struggling needlessly on my own. So mote it be!
Correspondences for the 5 of Pentacles
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Archangel: Raphael (Mercury) and Chamuel/Anael (angel of Taurus)
Gemstone: Green and yellow calcite, rose quartz
Scent: Myrrh, orange and patchouli
The 5 of Pentacles in Love and Relationships
Outer circumstances, financial troubles or health issues could be putting a serious damper on your relationship. This doesn’t mean it’s time to bail – it simply means it’s time to take a closer look at the meaning ‘for worse’ in your wedding vows. You can overcome anything as a couple if you work together and seek appropriate help, whether it be legal, medical or financial. The key is communication.
In a single person’s romance reading, this card could indicate that they don’t feel worthy because they are not rich enough (usually male) or pretty enough (usually female)… or possibly not well/healthy enough (both sexes). It’s time to learn how to see with eyes of compassion and to stop comparing yourself to others.