The Five of Pentacles is the card of hardship, loss, isolation, abandonment, struggle, and alienation. The card shows two people walking through icy wind and snow. Both of them are dressed in rags, and they are clearly struggling. Behind them is a church where they can seek shelter, if only they would go inside.
The Five of Pentacles reminds us that struggle and loss is part of the process. It is part of life, and often, it’s part of our romantic relationships as well. From our struggles, we learn how to become better partners and how to choose better partners for ourselves. This is a reminder that even when things look negative, we can still take away with us the positive: the lessons we’ve learned.
If you are asking about someone’s intentions towards you, and you draw the Five of Pentacles, that means this person intends to accept their sadness. The relationship causes feelings of isolation and loneliness for them. They intend to accept this and create solutions so that they no longer feel this way. They intend to stick with you, even through the pain, because they know this depression is part of the process in a healthy relationship.
The Five of Pentacles as intentions means that they intend to learn from these feelings. They know that their sadness and hardship is not for nothing. They intend to improve themselves and learn about what makes them sad in a relationship in order to avoid it in the future. They intend to address these feelings with you and ask for support in their struggle. These intentions may be difficult to achieve because something unknown is separating you two.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Five of Pentacles is a sign of them intending to think pessimistically. They intend to think of the worst case scenario when starting a relationship. This may lead them to act nervously or excessively cautious. They may intend on guarding themselves from you so that they do not expose you to negativity. Intend on reassuring them that they can be open with you and you want to begin a relationship. This could add positive thoughts to their mind.
For existing relationships, the Five of Pentacles represents an intention to speak up about the fact that the relationship is at a low point. Things are not going greatly. Sadness, isolation, abandonment, and distance is abundant in the relationship. They intend to view themselves as negatively as possible and focus on their failures. Intend to open them up so you can support them in their self-confidence mental battles.
If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Five of Pentacles shows that they intend to let depression overcome them. They are far from completing the healing process after the breakup. They are lost in their intentions. They intend to reconcile, but immense negativity could be released in the process. Ready yourself for this if you intend on getting back together.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Five of Pentacles means that this person’s intentions are not to commit and marry. They do not have positive feelings about the topic. Despair fills their thought patterns. Intend to completely open yourself to them and let them know if you plan on marriage with them in the future so that it does not surprise or scare them.
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If you are asking about someone’s intentions towards you, and you draw the Five of Pentacles reversed, that means this person intends to reach the light at the end of the dark, confusing tunnel. They no longer suffer. They are ready to begin or deepen their relationships. Their intentions are no longer tainted by sadness and despair. They intend to prevail and experience love again.
The Five of Pentacles reversed as intentions means that they intend on recovering. A period of recovery, hope, and forward-looking begins in their life. You excite them, and they intend to get to know you better. They hope for new love, passion, and joy in their lives after coming out of a period of zero emotion. They are like a flower in spring after a long winter.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Five of Pentacles reversed is a sign of them intending to explore new connections. They are hopeful that they have found someone to become serious with. Their past relationships damaged them, but they intend to begin a new relationship because they know through hope that it will be different.
For existing relationships, the Five of Pentacles reversed represents an intention to move on. Any rough patches that you two suffered have concluded. They intend to be more passionate, loving, and caring towards you after concluding a period where these things were absent. They intend to love you and forgive you from past mishaps. They intend to look to the future of the relationship. They intend to pursue whatever can advance the relationship.
If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Five of Pentacles reversed shows that they intend on healing from the pain of the breakup. They may intend on trying again. However, if they try again, they intend to have a calmer and less painful relationship than the last. Your ex has forgiven you and intends to live peacefully and happily from there on out.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Five of Pentacles reversed means that this person’s intentions are to discuss that there is certainly potential. The Five of Pentacles reversed signifies great things for the future, so marriage may be on the horizon in their intentions. It is a great time for discussion, so intend to make conversation on the topic to see how they feel.
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For relationships and feelings, the Five of Pentacles represents hardship and loss. Though it is often a difficult pill for us to swallow, we often learn the most important lessons through our struggles and grief. Know that this is not permanent, and it is just part of the journey. Better times are ahead.
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