Five of Spades

Suit Influence:

Spades: Problems, challenges, delays, frustrations, loneliness, anger, secrets, mysteries, sickness, negative emotions, force, movement, karma, and the mind.

Number Influence: 

The Number 5 symbolizes active energy, changes, restlessness, communication, the body, and the hands.

How to Read the 5 of  Spades:

Traditionally the 5 of Spades is a card of anger and loss. From an older symbolic meaning of a hand holding a knife, the 5 of Spades can denote cutting someone or something out of one’s life.  It can also denote a surgical procedure.

Specifically, the 5 can denote divorce, breaking old ties, or going it alone.  It can indicate quitting one’s job, ending a marriage, or dropping out of school depending on the surrounding cards.  The separation may be voluntary or not, but it is almost always accompanied by pain, grief, sorrow and tears.

The 5♠ and the 6♠ are similar in that they both denote a break of some sort. The difference is that with the 5♠ there are upset emotions, and tears regarding the break up. The 6♠ denotes a clean break with very little or no pain. For example, a woman who is distraught over her recent divorce will usually pull the 5♠, whereas a woman who is happy to be free would more likely pull the 6♠ to represent her divorce.

My grandmother called the 5Védova,” which means “widow” in Italian.  This card  represents the negative emotions associated with he loss of loved one, or the untimely end of a situation or relationship,  such as anger, depression, loneliness, fears, tears, resentments and hurt feelings.

The 5 represents the left hand and left handedness.

Card Multiples:

Two 5′s – The hands or feet.  Can indicate that something is within reach, or the power is in one’s own grasp.

Three 5′s – Serving the public. Giving of one’s self freely.

Four 5′s – Major change.  Reaching a turning point is one’s life.

Suggested Card Combinations with the 5 of Spades:

Face Card + 5♠ = a divorced person.

4♠+ 5=a surgical procedure.

4+ 5 = ending a marriage or splitting up a partnership.

Meanings furnished by The Art of Cartomancy