The Five of Pentacles is a card of sanctuary and relief.
Focus on this card when you want a change in the weather,
or when you want to find shelter from a spiritual, emotional, or
Two bedraggled-looking students make their way to
class, struggling through drifting and blowing snow as they pass the
brightly lit window of a classroom.
The weather is clearly a hardship. The students also
look tired, cold, and hungry. We can even throw poverty into the mix,
because most students are penniless, most of the time.
The window is stained glass, and it features a
modified Tree of Life design. Inside, the two young men can find the
warmth and enlightenment of wisdom, along with the resources they’ll
need to build a better life for themselves.
The young men are dressed in green, the elemental
color of earth. It indicates that they’re stable and grounded, and that
they’re practicing earth magic.
They’re pictured in a winter landscape, because the
suit of pentacles corresponds to the season of winter.