Drawing Death Card And 5 Of Pentacles 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 Death card and 5 Of Pentacles card together in particular.

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

What does Death and 5 Of Pentacles mean together?

The Death tarot card alongside the 5 of Pentacles can indicate that you are currently undergoing a major life transition, but that this shift can also be accompanied by struggles related to health, finances, and feelings of insecurity. While it may seem like an uphill battle at first, the Death card reminds us that it is ultimately a necessary step in order to start anew and experience a period of growth and rebirth. It may be difficult to let go of what was, but the healing process cannot begin until one is willing to accept the new beginnings in store. With enough courage, the hard times associated with the 5 of Pentacles will pass and the future will be full of exciting opportunities.

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

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

The Death card and The Five of Pentacles together can symbolize a period of instability in love. This turbulent time could bring both endings and beginnings, as well as a time to transform and regenerate. It could mean that it is time to move on from an unhealthy relationship or perhaps a way of thinking that has become stale. It could also imply that the relationship is at a crossroads, where the couple is faced with the choice to continue on the same course or make a big change.

The Five of Pentacles suggests worry and financial loss, which could mean that the couple is in a difficult financial situation that is impacting their relationship. This card could also point to the potential for illness or illness of a loved one, making it difficult to be in a relationship.

The Death card can signify a transformation, a breaking down of something that needs to happen in order to allow something new to be built. It could mean that this time of difficulty and instability could result in the relationship being stronger, because the couple has had to face their challenges together and will come out the other side stronger.

Overall, the Death card and the Five of Pentacles together could indicate a time of great difficulty in your love life, but also a time of potential growth and rebirth. The key is to embrace the changes, face the hard times and work together in order to come out on the other side with a strong and loving relationship.

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

When The Death tarot card and The 5 of Pentacles appear together, it can indicate a period of major financial upheaval. In this case, The Death card suggests a significant change is coming, signaling an end to an existing situation. This could be anything from a job loss or a major life event to a significant financial setback. The 5 of Pentacles could suggest that this change is linked to ill health, poverty, worry and isolation.

The Death card also indicates the need for transformation and the possibility of rebirth, suggesting that new opportunities may be available. One needs to keep the big picture in mind in order to move beyond the current period of financial hardship. The 5 of Pentacles could also be telling us to take a closer look at our finances, as our resources may be limited and need to be managed carefully.

If The Death and The 5 of Pentacles appear in a reading together, it can be a sign to make necessary changes in order to move forward. It is important to embrace any necessary changes and find ways to adapt in the face of uncertainty. It is also a reminder to stay open to the possibility of new opportunities and take action even when difficult times arise. The Death card’s message of rebirth and transformation could also be a sign to start fresh and focus on new and innovative ways to approach our finances and job.

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

The Death tarot card and the 5 Of Pentacles tarot card together suggest a period of personal transformation and renewal on the path to better health. It’s time to let go of anything that no longer serves your health, such as negative habits or unhealthy relationships. This could mean a period of ending certain activities, like certain types of unhealthy eating or drinking, smoking, or engaging in unhealthy behavior.

At the same time, the 5 Of Pentacles shows that this process might bring some feelings of worry, financial loss, and isolation. It’s normal to feel anxious as you transition away from old habits and toward healthier ones. Being willing to face these feelings will help you to power through any challenging moments.

The combination of these two cards also suggests that this renewal will bring about a rebirth in your physical health. Through letting go of the things that are hindering your health, you can open up to the changes that will ensure better physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. This could be anything from dietary changes, introducing a regular exercise routine, to new spiritual practices, or seeking professional help if needed.

No matter what it is, the Death tarot card and the 5 Of Pentacles tarot card together signify a powerful transformation in your physical health and wellbeing. With hard work and dedication, you can reach a new level of health and wellness while learning valuable lessons along the way.

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 Death and 5 Of Pentacles 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 Death mean?

The Death Tarot card implies that a person’s life is about to undergo a transformation and that it is time for them to move on from the current stage of their life to the next. This card can represent a great opportunity for growth and transformation; however, it can also be a difficult transition and a time of great emotional stress.

For health, the Death Tarot card can indicate a need to make some dramatic changes in lifestyle in order to become healthier. This could mean making dietary changes, getting more exercise, trying out different treatments or therapies, or making other drastic lifestyle changes. This card can also signify the end of an illness, or the start of a new and healthier life.

For finances, the Death Tarot card suggests that it is time to move on from the current financial situation and to start fresh. This card could signify the end of a job or the start of a new business venture. It can also signify a need to overhaul one’s financial situation and to make some drastic money-saving changes.

For relationships, the Death Tarot card can indicate the end of a chapter in the relationship, or it can signify the need to make some drastic changes in order to move on to the next phase. This card can also signify the death of a relationship if the changes that need to be made are too drastic. This card can also signify a rebirth of a relationship, and the need to start over on a positive note.

What does 5 Of Pentacles mean?

The 5 of Pentacles Tarot card signals a difficult time ahead in terms of health, finances and relationships. When this card appears, it is a sign of bad luck in all areas of life, and it can be a warning of potential problems to come.

Health-wise, this card is a sign of potential physical illness or instability. It can be a warning of a chronic condition or physical decline, or a sign of an upcoming illness or health scare. It can also be an indication that it is time to take time for yourself and review your health, diet, and lifestyle, as it could be an indication of neglect or imbalance.

Financially, the 5 of Pentacles is a sign of great stress and worry. Financial hardship and loss are indicated, as is the need to make financial decisions that could lead to further financial distress. It is important to take stock of your situation, find ways to generate income, reduce existing debt, and invest for the future. You will also need to be prepared to make difficult decisions in order to survive this period of financial hardship.

Relationship-wise, this card is a sign of loneliness and isolation. If you are in a relationship, it might be time to check in with your partner and make sure that the boundaries and communication channels are in place and functioning. If you are single, it might be time to take a break from dating and focus on yourself. Taking time to reconnect with your true self is one of the best things you can do during this time.

Ultimately, the 5 of Pentacles is a sign that a struggle is ahead and it is important to be prepared and use this time constructively. Making sure that your health, finances, and relationships are in good shape will help you weather this difficult period.


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 Death and 5 Of Pentacles has helped you.

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