The Seven of Pentacles represents the not-so-distant days of our ancestors when everything was grown and made by hand. Before large scale farming and manufacturing existed, people toiled day in and day out. They worked in difficult, and sometimes dangerous, conditions to provide for their families. For most, the goal was to make it to harvest season.
During harvest time, the crops could finally be gathered and sold. All of the planning and hard work manifested into fruits (and vegetables) of their labor. What once were small seeds in the ground became coins in their pockets.
Although few of us actually work in the agricultural business, the message of the Seven of Pentacles is still the same: long-term success is near if you are willing to put in the work.
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Seven of Pentacles Key Words
Before diving deeper into the upright- and reversed Seven of Pentacles tarot card meaning, and its connection to love, career, and life, below you can find a quick overview of the most important words connected to this Minor Arcana card.
Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Description
At first glance, the farmer featured on the Seven of Pentacles seems to look a little disappointed. His orange and blue clothing represents both aspiration and inspiration, but his head hangs low. After further examination, what looks to be regret might actually be exhaustion and relief.
After all, he is finally reaping the result of what he has sown into the earth. Holding a gardening tool in his hand, the man looks down at six golden pentacles growing on a vine. The seventh rests squarely between his feet. This signifies that just as he was the one to put forth the effort, the reward will be his as well.
Seven of Pentacles Tarot Meaning
Because the Pentacles Suit is connected to the Earth Element, the Seventh card is a perfect representation. It shows everything you have already accomplished when it comes to past effort. Now is a time for evaluation, growth, and gain.
Seven of Pentacles Money and Career Meaning
If you’ve been feeling insecure or confused, the Seven of Pentacles provides some encouragement. If you have made investments, you will see your reward soon. The same is true of hard work you’ve been putting in at your job, all of the studying you have been doing at school, or the savings that you have been putting away for a ‘rainy day’.
Just like the pentacles on the vine, your just desserts will be sprouting soon. You need to do nothing but wait.
Seven of Pentacles Love and Relationships Meaning
With love and relationships, the Seven of Pentacles signifies you are right where you are meant to be. It also suggests taking a step back. This doesn’t necessarily mean leaving the relationship, but it is time to assess your progress. If you are in a long-term relationship, the things you’ve been wanting are about to come to pass. This card comes up a lot before people get engaged.
If you’re not entirely happy with your relationship, the Seven of Pentacles suggests it might be time to take things to the next level. However, this should only happen after a period of reflection. Carefully consider what changes need to be made and move forward when you feel ready.
If you’re single and loving it, no pressure. This time in your life, even if imperfect, is a recipe for success in every area. If someone to share your life with is what you truly desire, you can have it. You will need to be PATIENT though. Anything that is worth having takes time.
Seven of Pentacles Health and Spirituality Meaning
In health readings, the Seven of Pentacles says it is time for a checkup. Once you know any areas that need improvement when it comes to your physical or mental health, you will be ready to formulate a plan for improvement.
Self-care is so important. A little exercise, fewer carbs, and strengthened spiritual practices can go a long way. Just make sure that you stay consistent with what you start. Although it is easy to give up, only steady effort produces the kind of harvest that the Seven of Pentacles represents.
Seven of Pentacles Reversed
The reversed Seven of Pentacles paints a picture of what can happen when we fail to plan for the future and manage what we have.
It is representative of the old fable, the Ants and the Grasshopper. Through this story, Aesop tells the tale of hard-working ants who toil all summer to prepare for the winter. In contrast, the grasshopper plays around, instead. When winter comes, the grasshopper begs his pals for food but the ants refuse.
Aesop’s ants and the up-side-down Seven of Pentacles deliver the same message. Laziness, poor planning, and not managing things correctly lead to failure. Have you become complacent at work, school, in your personal relationships, or with your health? Are there things that you could improve on?
If you are trying your hardest but still experiencing a season of loss, now is not the time to give up. The Seven of Pentacles urges us to persevere, even trough the valleys so that we can make it to our destinations and enjoy the harvest after all.
Seven of Pentacles: Yes or No
The Seven of Pentacles in a yes or no reading tells you that now it is time to reap your reward. All of the hard work that you have put into a certain situation will soon pay off handsomely. That’s if you are open-minded and willing to receive. If you’ve been expecting something to happen and are tired of waiting, don’t fret. Your ‘yes’ is coming soon.
Important Card Combinations
The Seven of Pentacles in combination with other cards indicates a period for evaluation, growth, and gain. Below you find the most important Seven of Pentacles card combinations.
Seven of Pentacles and Justice
When Justice and the Seven of Pentacles meet, it’s time to assess where you are and decide on a course for the future. Do you feel like you’re on the right track with career, finances, and relationships? If not, what can you do to get where you want to be? Take the time to sit down and write out a few goals.
Seven of Pentacles and Judgement
This combo is similar to the Justice/Seven of Pentacles combination except for Judgment calls for an actual decision. If you’ve been on the fence about something, you should make a choice. Continuing to go back and forth between options will only lead to frustration.
Seven of Pentacles and The Hermit
Most people assume that the Hermit is always about alone time, but in this case, its money is involved. When attached to the Seven of Pentacles, the Hermit says you will be cashing in on an investment soon. This usually isn’t something involving others, but a project you’ve worked on in solitude. So get ready to reap the rewards of your hard work or risk.
Seven of Pentacles and the Knight of Pentacles
The Knight of Pentacles is all about action, and he urges you to go after what you want. With this pair, a job search is in order. If you’ve been considering moving into a different field, take the plunge. The results will likely be positive.
Seven of Pentacles Art
The description of the Seven of Pentacles in this article is based on the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. This doesn’t mean that I use other decks too. And there are so many stunning decks out there! Therefore, I added some of my favorite Seven of Pentacles cards to this article.
Seven of Pentacles in a Reading
That’s all for this pentacles card. If you’ve pulled this card in your reading, remember that long-term success is near if you are willing to put in the work. Finally, you will be able to reap the result of what you’ve sown into the earth
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