Vampire Tarot of the Eternal Night
Now that Taurus season is upon us, it's time for another Tarot/astrological mashup.
The 5 of Pentacles is associated with Mercury in Taurus. This is not a happy card, but it's not as bad as it appears. When you pull this card, it suggests worry about resources or security; not having enough of something. It indicates that you are (or are going to be) feeling shut out. Whether this involves love, money or emotional security will depend on the context of the spread.
While this card is a caution to take stock of your resources, it also suggests that you're not as hard up as you think. Most versions (like the one shown here, from the Vampire Tarot of the Eternal Night) show a light in the background. This is a clue that you may be missing out on nearby assistance. Or, you're so focused on what you lack that you've lost sight of the true meaning of your situation. There is something you're lacking, but it's not as essential as you think. Or, there's a way for you to get it.
This is not a disaster card, just a prompt to look at what you have (or what you feel you're missing). Why do you feel shut out? It connects to Mercury in Taurus, because it involves planning/thinking/worrying about security issues, while hi-lighting the risk of tunnel vision.
When this card is reversed, it often suggests "poverty mentality." You have everything you need, and yet you still think you're starving. And what you dwell on often manifests as reality.