The Knight of Pentacles is conservative, cautious, hard-working and dependable. This court card can represent a young man who may be an Earth sign; a Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. He’s a good planner and is ambitious and industrious when it comes to his plans. This Knight is also known as the Builder of New Worlds, so he may be the type to work a lot of overtime. The 5 of Cups is the card of disappointment and emotional regret. The character depicted is wearing a black cloak of ignorance and seems to be looking backwards and sorrowing over his 3 spilled cups instead of looking forward towards the 2 cups that are intact. This is a representation of someone resisting emotional changes. The Hermit is the card of the Sage or the Wise One whose lantern illuminates spiritual darkness and he symbolizes study, introspection and a time of solitude.
With this combination of cards, I see disappointment in relationships today. The crying figure in the 5 of Cups is facing the Knight of Pentacles who isn’t going to budge. He’s committed to work today instead of socializing with you. So, it looks like you’re going to be spending the day alone. Another scenario is that there is a Knight who will dedicate himself to being there for you today during a time of highly charged emotional despair when you’re feeling at your most alone moment. On the other hand, if the Knight represents you, then this could symbolize you choosing to be alone to focus on concerns of personal health or physical changes in your environment that have you sad and down today.