Featured Card of the Day – 5 of Pentacles – 78 Tarot Nautical/Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Raheli Starr

Website: None Given

Keywords

Despair, worry, rejection, hardship, insecurity, hopelessness

Artist’s Interpretation & Card Meaning

“I decided to create the Five of Pentacles as a surreal narrative. A young girl’s hair frames five jellyfish, flying in the midday sky to freedom and liberation, while she is weighed down by a sailor’s knot around her neck. Her seahorse friend tries to provide comfort as she’s engulfed in her sadness by a liquid night sky. The know represents the emotions of self-doubt, lack of faith and loss that can weigh us all down, at times. The liquid night represents the negative situation, which is always temporary. I chose bright colors to provide a contrast interpretation when the card is dealt and to complement the card when it is reversed.”

A woman sadly looks down, weighed down by a heavy rope knot around her neck. The only thing she can see is darkness below her, engulfing her and dragging her down more. A winged seahorse hovers next to her, bringing her comfort and hope, in sight if she chooses to look up, but she does not. Above her head is a blue sky, with white fluffy clouds, and surreal jellyfish floating high, free from the darkness.

This card represents a current adversity, typically financial in nature – pulling you down and making you wallow in self-pity. But it reminds you that all is not lost – you still have hope, if you can only look up from your troubles enough to see it. A friend to bring you comfort and help, better times ahead.

Astrological Assoication & Element

Earth / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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