The Five of Spades warns of anxiety and possibly even depression. But these are mental states that can be changed if the querent is willing to do the hard work required.
This card implies that the querent has squirreled themselves away in a place where they feel safe, even though that safety is an illusion. Rather than taking steps to improve their situation (getting out of a troubled relationship, quitting a dead-end job, starting up projects that make them happy but stretch their comfort zone), they are stubbornly sitting right where they are and rationalizing their decision through their pain. They may be feeling sorry for themselves, but they are not about to do what is necessary to make things better.
The message of this card is obvious: to grow we must suffer change. No matter how much it hurts, disconnecting from what is stifling us will end up as the best course of action. And that is always good advice. Vendredi heureux ~
Header: The Fortune Teller by Harry Herman Roseland