Five of PentaclesThis month brings loss and hardship. Finances could take a downturn unexpectedly, leaving you feeling stressed. Expenses could also be higher than usual, putting a serious crimp in your budget. The best plan for this month is to manage your money down to the penny. Put yourself on a spending diet. Do you really need to eat out every night? Probably not. Look at ways you can conserve and you may glide through this rough patch with grace. If things feel too tough to manage, know that there is help available. Sure, you may feel embarrassed to ask for it but don’t. There is no shame in admitting that you need support. A helping hand could get you out of a jam faster than you trying to figure it out on your own.
This card can also indicate relationship troubles. Maybe you’ve hit a snag. Or perhaps things have just been so hard lately that you’re limping along and feeling like giving up. Don’t. If you can make it through the worst times, you can thrive when life is better. Of course, if your relationship is dragging you down, that’s another matter. If your partner can’t seem to get it together and is constantly hurting you, it may be time for a change. You deserve better. Know when to walk away. You don’t need to be anyone’s crutch.
Theresa Reed (aka “The Tarot Lady”) has been a full-time Tarot card reader for close to 30 years. She is the author of The Tarot Coloring Book, an illustrated tour through the world of Tarot with coloring sheets for every card in the deck. Learn more about her at thetarotlady.com.
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