the one card spread is the most concise of all spreads, intended to provide a quick take on a situation, or to reduce it to a single point of meditation.
the card represents the critical factor for the issue at hand. five of pentacles (worry), when reversed: concern over finance leads to prudent action. impending physical threat is met with calm and skill. suffering and loneliness leads to spiritual growth. stress is met without resorting to excess or the pursuit of oblivion.