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Five of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles

Today’s card is the Five of Pentacles, also known as Coins or Disks. This is the card of desire and gratification, expressed in classical tradition as flattery and false promises. This card represents both the seducer and the one seduced. There is no denying the undeniable fact that opposites attract; we have all had delightful moments where we lusted after a stranger. However, don’t fall too easily for a slick line believing that it is the real deal, especially if this new attraction threatens a current or more fulfilling long-term relationship. The end result won’t be worth the thrill of the chase. The appearance of a viable relationship does not always bear out, so don’t put anything of real value at risk over an infatuation. 

Due to their Christian iconography and themes, English decks like the Rider-Waite picture the sickly, poor, and homeless freezing outside a well lit church. This is meant as a warning of the painful outcomes of bad choices; it tells of the consequences one will undoubtedly face if led astray instead of focusing on the choice itself. This card has two meanings, however, and only one of them is a warning. Since the suit here is Coins, this is as likely to be related to business as to pleasure. Try to remove the ‘rose-colored glasses’ and look at the practical side of your situation. Pooling resources would allow you to make bolder moves and larger investments in future projects. The Five of Coins advises us to create contractual agreements with those around us who have similar interests. In this kind of situation, there is strength in numbers. Put your heads together and devise a bold plan for future objectives and decide how to invest in their success. This Five of Coins recommends teamwork and the mutual benefits a combined effort can yield.

Today, may you find that support and teamwork are just within your reach!