Drawing 4 Of Pentacles Card And 5 Of Cups Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 21 December 2022
  • Time to read: 9 min.

A key aspect of reading your own tarot is interpreting cards. For a beginner interpreting a single card can be fine, as there are plenty of resources to help you out, however interpreting two or more can be very tricky.

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However, if you have been practising single card readings for a while a 2 card spread will be a great introduction into reading multiple cards.

As you’ve found this page, you’re probably wondering how to interpret the 4 Of Pentacles card and 5 Of Cups card together in particular.

The 4 Of Pentacles card and 5 Of Cups have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.

What does 4 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Cups mean together?

When The 4 Of Pentacles and The 5 Of Cups tarot cards are combined, they represent the struggles between long-term security and a deep sense of loss. Overly relying on material possessions and an insatiable desire for control can lead to a feeling of emptiness or disconnectedness from yourself and others, resulting in a feeling of abandonment or disloyalty. On the other hand, when we actively work towards creating a secure and safe space for ourselves, we can find comfort and peace even in times of loss, grief, and regret.

The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings

What does 4 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Cups mean together for your love life?

When the 4 of Pentacles and the 5 of Cups come together in a reading, it suggests that you are in a love life where you are sacrificing your own needs and desires in order to achieve long-term security. There may have been a time where you have experienced a great loss or grief and have felt abandoned or unloved by your partner or someone close to you. This could have led to your need for securing a safe and stable relationship, which may mean putting aside some of your own needs in order to make the relationship work.

You may also be feeling frustrated because there is a lack of emotional and physical intimacy in the relationship. You may feel a need to cling to your partner in an attempt to guarantee their loyalty, but at the same time, you may be feeling that your personal needs are not being met. This can be a difficult situation to be in, as it can lead to an imbalance in the relationship, leading to a feeling of resentment or regret.

In order to address this situation, it is important to talk to your partner openly and honestly about your needs and feelings. If you are able to find a middle ground where both of your needs are taken into consideration, then it is possible to achieve a healthy balance within the relationship. This may mean making compromises in order to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship. It may also mean being willing to take risks in order to try new things and explore new experiences together.

Ultimately, when the 4 of Pentacles and the 5 of Cups appear together in a reading, it indicates that there is a struggle between security and freedom in your love life. By being willing to work together and communicate honestly, it is possible to find a balance between these two forces that can lead to a satisfying and fulfilling relationship.

What does 4 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Cups mean together for your finances?

When the 4 of Pentacles and the 5 of Cups come together in regards to finances and job, it can be a difficult situation to navigate. On the one hand, the 4 of Pentacles signifies a strong desire for security, which can manifest as a strong attachment to material possessions and financial stability. On the other, the 5 of Cups expresses feelings of loss, regret, grief, and abandonment.

When these two cards come together in regards to your finances and job, it could signify a number of things. For example, it could mean that even if you have a secure job and financial stability, you still feel that something is missing. You may feel like something is lacking, or you may regret not having taken different choices in your career path. This could lead you to become attached to material possessions and financial security, instead of taking risks and exploring different opportunities.

In this situation, it is important to explore and understand your true motivations and desires. You may want to consider taking some risks and seeking out new opportunities. This could mean applying for a different job, or taking a chance on opening your own business. It is also important to recognize that true security comes from within and from building meaningful relationships, rather than from material possessions. In order to find true fulfillment, it is important to consider taking risks and striving for something bigger, rather than simply clinging to what is familiar and safe.

What does 4 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Cups mean together for your health?

When The 4 of Pentacles and The 5 of Cups Tarot cards come together, they remind us of wanting to have a sense of security yet also feeling grief and loss. The 4 of Pentacles speaks of seeking material, financial and emotional security. This card is a reminder that no matter how secure we feel about our lives, we must be on guard for the turmoil and chaos of life. While the 5 of Cups speaks of a feeling of loss, grief and regret, it is often a sign of a deeper sadness beneath the surface. It is a reminder of the deep emotional pain we can suffer when things don’t turn out the way we hoped for or expected.

The two cards together represent our desire for stability and security in life, yet also the pain of losing something that meant so much to us or feeling unable to make it happen. In terms of health, these two cards can be an important reminder to appreciate the things we have, while also understanding that life can take away even the most cherished of possessions. We can also use these cards to remind ourselves to focus on our emotional health as much as our physical health. Taking care of ourselves emotionally is just as important as taking care of our physical health.

The combination of 4 of Pentacles and 5 of Cups Tarot cards indicate that we need to strike a balance between our material needs, our emotional needs and the needs of those around us. When these needs are met in a balanced way, we can feel safe, secure and fulfilled. This balance is essential to achieving physical and mental wellbeing. We can use these cards to remind us to prioritize our physical health and emotional health, so that we can achieve overall wellbeing.

The meaning of the cards will depend on what kind of reading you are doing and the question you asked the deck. This is a guide covering the general meanings of the cards and how they relate to each other.

Common 2-card spreads

Whilst it’s great to know who these two cards interact with each other, it’s important to note that the meaning will depend on the context of your spread

The most common 2 card spreads I recommend to newer readers are:

  • The 2 card cross (otherwise known as “The Fool’s Journey”)
  • The 2 card “Yes or No”

“The Fool’s Journey”

Setup: The two card cross is where you place two cards face up, one placed vertically and with one laying horizontally over

Interpretation: The 2 cards represent a “situation” and a “challenge”. The first card will describe the situation you are in with the second horizontal card being the “challenge” crossing you (literally crossing you in this case!)

Reading: Using the overviews in this guide is a great way to start. First, look at the meanings of the 2 cards, and see how they might relate either as your “situation” or “challenge”. Once you have that you can look at the general overview for how the two cards interact with each other.

The benefit of this spread is that it can give clarity when you’re feeling uncertain or anxious. Once you have clarity of thought, and a strong idea of what your challenge is you can find solutions to help your situation

The 2 card “Yes or No”

Setup: The 2 card “Yes or No” is where you place two cards face up side by side, whilst asking your deck a “yes or no” question.

Interpretation: Each card in a tarot deck has a “yes” or a “no” meaning. Look at the meanings of each card, and you will have your answer.

The benefit of this is you get a stronger yes or no compared to a single card draw. You may find you often get a mix of “yes or no”, and this is fine. It simply means there is doubt, or things are not yet clear.

Yes or No meaning

Things are a bit tricky for this combination, as 4 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Cups mean different things. The cards are unsure about your question, or the answer to the question has not yet been decided.

The “Yes” and “No” meanings can differ from reader to reader. The meanings here are based on what I believe are the generally accepted definitions.

What does 4 Of Pentacles mean?

When it comes to health, the 4 of Pentacles suggests financial crippling or powerful frugality. It symbolizes the person being overly protective of their health due to understanding the financial cost of medical care. This could manifest as an individual being overly cautious and avoiding seeking medical advice, therefore sacrificing overall wellness.

In terms of finances, this card represents a need to protect one’s wealth. It may suggest an individual’s desire to invest in long term and secure financial instruments, such as government bonds and gold. This card suggests the person is looking for stability and may be hesitant to invest in more volatile options.

The 4 of Pentacles Tarot card may also indicate a desire for secure relationships. This could suggest that the person is unwilling to take risks on a relationship, or that they are holding on too tightly to the one’s they have. This card may hint that the person is too focused on security, rather than on taking risks and growing in the relationship.

In conclusion, the 4 of Pentacles Tarot card symbolizes the desire for security. When it comes to health, finances and relationships, this card may represent caution and an unwillingness to take risks, which can lead to stagnation. On the other hand, it can also represent a sensible and informed decision to protect one’s assets and investments in order to maximize long-term gains and overall security.

What does 5 Of Cups mean?

The Five of Cups tarot card is a symbol of loss, regret, grief and feeling abandoned or unloved. In terms of health, this card indicates that it is important to face up to the losses in our lives, both past and present, and to find the strength to move forward. It is not healthy to dwell in regret or to remain in a state of denial and this card is a reminder to look to the future with hope and resilience. In terms of finances, the Five of Cups suggests a need to take stock and reassess our financial plans and strategies. This card can indicate that a period of hard work and financial re-structuring lies ahead. In terms of relationships, the Five of Cups can indicate that there has been a loss or a feeling of abandonment, either from an individual or a group. In such a situation, it is important to take responsibility for our own emotions and to take steps to move past feelings of regret, grief and pain and to reach out for the help and support that we need to move forward.


Understanding how the meaning of a reading changes once you start involving more than one card can be tricky. This will come with time and practice, however I hope this guide on what your cards might be telling you when you draw 4 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Cups has helped you.

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