Remembering that Major Arcanum V, The Hierophant, generally means Good Luck, the key phrase for the outer meaning of the Five of Coins is ABUNDANT WEALTH.  If this card comes up in a reading, though, a point to remember is that abundant wealth is relative.  What one person considers abundant wealth may not be what another person considers abundant wealth.  So a better interpretation might be something like: Money will probably not be an issue, or, there will be enough money to get the bills paid.  Other mundane interpretations for the Five of Coins are:



Reward for writing, teaching or lecturing

A trip for achievement (Mercury)

Study for future success (Aquarius)

Money through original ideas

Settlement for funds

The inner key word for the Five of Coins is INSPIRATION, and it is based on the Gemini decanate of Aquarius, sub-ruled by Mercury, pictured in the heavens as the winged horse, Pegasus. Horses are symbols of the mind in Egyptian Tarot; and uplifting wings on a horse indicate the ability to leave the material body, if only in the mind, to glean information and inspiration from the astral and spiritual realms.  This may be achieved consciously through practice or quite by accident, say, in a dream state.  Once this ability is recognized, a never-ending source of information and inspiration becomes available.

The combination of Aquarius, Gemini and Mercury brings creative talents especially in the areas of writing and communication, but information and inspiration gleaned in this way can be applied to all aspects of creativity and problem solving.

The spiritual message of the Five of Coins is:  Under special conditions, while still maintaining physical life, it is possible for man to free himself from the physical body, to visit the homes of the dead, to enter the halls of learning, and to bring back in full consciousness the knowledge gained in higher spheres.

Rather than relate the mythological story of Pegasus, an invitation is extended to everyone to remember a time when a problem was solved or inspiration was gleaned through a dream or a moment of epiphany.

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About letstalktarot

Allyn McCray began reading Tarot in 1971 after discovering a deck in an occult shop in San Francisco, California. In 1999, the American Tarot Association recognized her as a Certified Tarot Reader. During her experience as an Internet reader between 2000 and 2002, Allyn’s readings were regularly featured on the websites, Psychicnut and Roadtalk. In 2002, Allyn joined The Church of Light, aka Light.Org, a non-profit international school of esoteric studies, where she is now a Hermetician, Certified Teacher, and Minister. Allyn also serves as the Communications Director of The Church of Light and is a Section Advisor in The Order of the Sphinx.
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