In the inverted position, FIVE of PENTACLES means energy overruns, waste of reserves, vulnerability, fear; signals that you have turned onto a bad track; symbolizes disharmony in love relationships. Here the defeated sign of Leo, or the Fifth House, is played out.
The card may also indicate stagnation, worldly concerns, and discontent. It may happen that you see great opportunities for yourself, but they are still not quite reachable. The highest goal is already visible, but at the moment is not yet achievable.