SEVEN OF PENTACLES

General Meaning
The Seven of this suit is typically a paean to the humble laborer who is willing to show up every day and sweat in the sun for next season’s bounty. The traditional concept is cultivation, with an attitude that slow and steady wins the race, with faith in nature’s assistance. The protagonist of this card doesn’t make excuses, isn’t whimsical or moody, but is dedicated and sees the job through. Of course, it’s no good to count your chickens before they hatch, but there’s no question that the person who is vigilant over a project is more likely to get the desired result.
Someone who works with nature, cooperating with her ways, will waste less energy and time than the person who works against her. As a side meaning, we sometimes see this normally humble farmer in a moment of frenzy, betting the crop on a roll of the dice. This represents a moment of dementia, addiction or desperation which hopefully will not last long enough for the farmer to lose everything!

In the Advice Position
Success is won by perseverance. Be resolute in the use of your time and energy.
The card in the Advice position suggests a course of action which will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible.
The Seven of Coins in this position advises you to focus on the long run. Look beyond this week or this month. This card exemplifies the magic of compound interest. You’ll have much better results with a slow and steady investment of time, energy and labor than you would generate by trying to win the lottery.
The path to success is paved by perseverance. Glamorous or flashy moves cannot take the place of consistent steps in the right direction. If you do not understand this, perhaps you are moving in the wrong direction or are not motivated strongly enough.

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DESCRIPTION
On the Seven of Pentacles we see a man who has labored long and hard in his garden. The foliage is full, the blossoms are out – it seems that his work has paid off. Now he’s taking a break to admire his handiwork. How satisfying it is to see such fine results! How rewarding is sweet success!

The Seven of Pentacles is a time-out card. It represents those moments after a rush of activity when we stop to catch our breath and look around. The man in the picture has paused to contemplate the fruits of his own labors, but he could also pick that fruit. In readings, the Seven of Pentacles can indicate a reward that will come your way, particularly as a result of your own efforts. Take it and enjoy.

This card is also a call for assessment. When we’re busy, we don’t always have time to reflect on what we’re doing and why. Are we still on course? Are we getting the results we want? Serious problems can develop if you don’t take stock at key moments. In readings, this card suggests that you take the time to be sure you’re meeting your goals.

The Seven of Pentacles can also indicate a crossroads. In life, there’s a tendency to continue with familiar routines. To go in a new direction isn’t easy. The Seven of Pentacles may be telling you to figure out if you need a course correction, or even a complete about-face. You’re not yet committed to a certain path, but you could be soon. Change is still possible.

The Seven of Pentacles is not a card of endings or final decisions. The game is not over, but only on hold for a moment. Once you’ve gotten your breath back and checked your strategy, be ready to jump back in and work even harder than before.

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SEVEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Vision, perseverance, profit, reward, investment
Reversed: Lack of long-term vision, limited success or reward

SEVEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Seven of Pentacles portrays a young man taking a rest from the difficult work of harvesting his abundant crop. He has been labouring long and hard in his garden. The foliage is full and the blossoms are out. It seems that his work has paid off. He gazes meditatively at the pentacles hanging from the rich greenery of the thicket in which he works and seems to be contemplating the value of his efforts. He is finally taking a break to admire his handiwork and the benefits of his labour.

UPRIGHT SEVEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Seven of Pentacles shows that you have a strong desire to invest in those things that will provide long-term benefit. You understand the value of putting in time and energy now for longer-term rewards, and you are not necessarily looking for ‘quick wins’ as such. You also want to make sure that you are focusing your attention on the right areas that will give you the biggest ‘bang for your buck’, instead of wasting time on areas that will not deliver any value. You have a long-term view and you are focused on sustainability of results.
Similarly, if you are planning for the future, the Seven of Pentacles shows that you are taking a long-term view and you are assessing where you can best invest your time and energy for the maximum output. You do not want to keep putting your heart and soul into something if you are not getting the rewards for it, and no doubt, you have started to see that there are some areas in your life that are just become energy-sappers but without the reward.
The Seven of Pentacles indicates that if you have been working extra hard or putting in extra effort into something, it will finally pay off. Your effort will definitely be worth it and you will see the results and rewards for your labour. You may have been working on something quite challenging and important for the last few months, and this is likely to come to a culmination. You are likely to see financial or other tangible rewards for all of your hard work.
Sometimes, however, the Seven of Pentacles can denote frustration. You have been labouring away at something important and you may be starting to feel concerned that you will never be rewarded for your efforts. Be patient and appreciate the progress you have made so far. If your hard work has not yet paid off as planned, remember that your expectations may be unreasonable. There are no guarantees. Be grateful, focus on the present and do what you can with what you have.
This card follows the Six of Pentacles which indicated the ending of a difficult period of financial or material difficulty. In the Seven of Pentacles, the situation is reversed and you are now experiencing the rewards of hard work and effort. However, the question at hand is whether the rewards of hard work are in fact worth the effort to acquire them. It is often at the time of greatest success that you realise what you desired so much is in fact somewhat disappointing and perhaps not worth all of the effort. A bit like postgraduate study…
The Seven of Pentacles may therefore represent fear of failure, delays and frustration. However, the positive side to it is that you are more likely to be learning from these setbacks and evaluating how you can better invest your time to create the most value. In order to avoid feelings of frustration, ensure that you review your progress to date at regular intervals, particularly when engaged in long-term or enduring work, so that you can review what is working well and what is not and where you can make adjustments. Make sure that you are on course and that you are on track to achieve your goals.

REVERSED SEVEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The reversed Seven of Pentacles suggests that your efforts may be scattered at this time and you are starting to question whether or not you are investing in the right areas. You may be outlaying some initial money on things that will not actually deliver results. So, the opportunity here is to examine your current and planned investments (both financial and time), and make sure that you are going to see a return on those investments. Use a prioritisation system to ensure that you do not waste time and money on areas that will not deliver results.
Similarly, the Seven of Pentacles reversed indicates that even though you may continue to invest a lot of energy into a specific situation, you may not reap the rewards you are looking for. As such, this card calls on you to prioritise your activities very carefully. You need to do a cost-benefit analysis on the major tasks involved to bring your project to fruition as there are certainly a number of tasks that are currently taking a lot of your time and energy but are not bearing the rewards you are seeking. Take stock of what you still need to do and focus only on those things that will get you to where you want to be. You may find that there are a lot of things that you get involved in that are just not value-add. For example, email and meetings are huge time wasters if not used effectively. Try to get down to the 20% of tasks that deliver 80% of the value, and focus on these, rather than investing your time in tasks that do not deliver any results.
As a key strength, the reversed Seven of Pentacles can indicate that you know when to stop investing in something when you are seeing little return. Some people are inclined to keep persevering at something, even if it is not working out, just because they have already invested a lot of time, energy or money into it. However, you are very good at identifying when a situation is no longer delivering you any value and knowing when to pack it in and try something else.
In a relationship reading, the reversed Seven of Pentacles indicates that you have been working very hard on laying the foundations for your relationship but now, for some reason, you are concerned that you are going to lose all of that. You may also be feeling frustrated that the relationship is not progressing or growing as quickly as you had hoped, particularly given that you have put in so much time and energy. Sometimes you can pour your heart and soul into something but it does not always mean that there will be results. You may come to the realisation that it just is not worth your time and no matter how much you try, the relationship is going to continue to hit roadblocks.

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Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Things coming to fruition, hard work paying off, harvest, rewards, profits, results, pay-outs, manifestation of ideas or goals, inheritance, cultivation, growing, gestation, nurturing, perseverance, patience, planning, reviewing, taking stock, questioning, crossroads, approaching retirement, finishing what you started

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Pentacles indicates that you have been working very hard and it will soon start to pay off. This Minor Arcana card means that things are coming to fruition so you can expect results when it appears in your Tarot Spread. It is a very welcome card if you have been persevering with a situation or task and have felt like you’re getting nowhere, as it tells you success is just around the corner! Whatever you have been putting your energy, you will start to reap the rewards. It can also signify being at a crossroads in terms of which life direction to take or needing to take stock of things and make a decision. The Seven of Pentacles can represent manifestation of ideas, ambitions or goals so now is a great time to focus on what you want to achieve and make it happen. It is also a card of harvesting, cultivation, growing, planning, patience and finishing what you started.

Health
In a health context, the Seven of Pentacles is generally a good card. If you are looking to improve your health in certain areas, this Minor Arcana card tells you that now would be a good time to evaluate how you can adjust your lifestyle to make these improvements. The Seven of Pentacles is a card of manifestation of goals so if you want to drop a few pounds, build up your fitness, break a bad habit or change your diet, now is a great time to focus your energy on these goals. It also can signify a pregnancy or gestation and is usually a positive card in those terms as it indicates growth and nurturing.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship, the Seven of Pentacles Tarot card is usually a good card to get as it indicates nurturing, perseverance and cultivation which are crucial to making a long term relationship work and thrive. If you and your partner have been putting a lot of effort in to your relationship, you should be starting to reap the benefits or will very soon. It can signify a couple working toward a financial goal together such as buying a house or paying for their wedding, if so, you should achieve your goals shortly. It also can indicate pregnancy/ gestation. If you are single, the Seven of Pentacles can indicate that you may be reflecting on past relationships and getting a better sense of what you really want in a future relationship. Now is a great time to do this as the Seven of Pentacles indicates that you are capable of manifesting what you want. It also tells you to be patient. What you want will come into your life if you just keep doing what you’re doing. Good things come to those who wait.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Seven of Pentacles Tarot is a good omen to get as it indicates that your hard work will start to pay off. Things should be going well on the work front when it appears in your Tarot reading. This card signifies the manifestation of aims, goals or ambitions so now is a great time to do some reflection or take stock of your business/career to date and focus your energies in to achieving your goals. You may be at a crossroads in terms of which direction you take next. It is a card of planning and patience so you may find yourself involved in business planning or management which should go well. The Seven of Pentacles can also simply indicate that someone is nearing retirement. It is a good indicator for those in business as it indicates growth and cultivation. The Seven of Pentacles is a good financial omen as it represents harvesting the fruits of your labour, profits and returns on investments. Rewards, bonuses and benefits will not be far away when it appears in your Tarot reading. It can also signify a large inheritance coming to you.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Seven of Pentacles indicates that you will reap what you sow and that everything you give out, you will get back times three. If you have been particularly kind and generous towards others or have been sending love and light out the world, you will start to feel these blessings return to you! It can also signify that you may be at a spiritual crossroads and have a decision to make about which direction to take next on your spiritual path.
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Seven of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Bad business/financial management, not finishing what you started, laziness, aimlessness, procrastination, not putting effort in, cash flow problems, waste, lack of growth, setbacks, delay, impatience, frustration, postponed retirement, lack of reward, workaholic, not taking stock, lack of reflection, change of plans

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Pentacles Tarot card reversed can indicate that you may have been working very hard or putting lots of effort into something for little pay or reward. It can also indicate someone taking on too much, overdoing it or being a workaholic. You may be feeling that nothing you do pays off while others seem to get what they want easily. Alternatively, this Minor Arcana card in a reversed position can represent a lack of effort, procrastination, laziness or aimlessness when it appears in your Tarot Spread. It can also signify a change of plans or life direction, a lack of life direction or not taking stock of things and reflecting on things when you should. The Seven of Pentacles reversed represent lack of growth, setbacks, delays, frustration, impatience and not finishing what you started.

Health
In a health context, if you have been experiencing health issues, the Seven of Pentacles reversed can indicate that these may be the result of poor health habits or behaviour in the past that you are now seeing the result of. If so, you need to start adjusting your lifestyle to correct this behaviour and aid your recovery. It can also be an indicator that you need to stop and evaluate how your lifestyle is impacting your long-term health and make any necessary changes before you reap what you sow. It also can signify issues with a pregnancy or gestation. Look to the supporting cards for confirmation. However, don’t panic if it appears, as it is, more often than not, just an indicator that you need to nurture yourself more or take better care of yourself during the pregnancy such as resting more, eating well and not overdoing things.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in relationship, the Seven of Pentacles Tarot reversed is generally not a great card to get as it can represent a relationship hitting a rough patch. It can signify getting bogged down in drudgery or a lack of growth within the relationship. You may both need a bit of “me” time or a break from the norm as well as time together when it appears. It can also be an indicator that one or both of you is not putting enough effort in. You may be too focused on work, finances or other factors at the moment and not making enough time for each other, which can lead to a loss of connection. It can also mean that you may be frustrated that the relationship is not progressing a quickly as you want it to and feel like your efforts are going to waste. Whatever the issue, you need to stop and take stock of what’s important in your life and refocus your efforts on bringing that to you. You may need to completely rethink the plans you made together and decide if that’s still where you want to be headed. If you are single, the Seven of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you may be overly focused on career or material wealth and not making time for love to come into your life. Or you may be frustrated that your love life is not progressing in the way you would like. Look at where you are focusing your efforts. The man or woman of your dreams is probably not just going to knock on your door so you have to make the effort to get out there and meet people. At the same time, trying too hard can come off as needy or desperate. Make an effort but don’t be overly controlling or pushy, love needs to be nurtured but also given the room to breathe and grow.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Seven of Pentacles reversed indicates either that you are putting too much effort in to your career or not enough. Either way, what you’re doing now is not paying off in the way you would like it to. It can indicate that you are a workaholic or overworking to the point that it becomes counterproductive. Alternatively, Seven of Pentacles reversed can indicate that procrastination, laziness or aimlessness is preventing you from manifesting your goals. It can indicate a lack of self-reflection or not taking stock, lack of planning or aimlessness. Whichever the case, you need to refocus your energy into achieving what you want. Evaluate what you have been doing to date and if that’s realistically going to get you the results you want. The Seven of Pentacles in a reversed position can also simply indicate that someone is postponing retirement. It is a generally not a great indicator for those in business as it can indicate bad business management, lack of growth, delays, setbacks, frustration, impatience and not finishing what you started. The Seven of Pentacles reversed is generally not a good financial omen as it can represent bad financial planning, cash-flow problems, losses or poor returns on investments. You may be working extremely hard and feeling like everyone else gets rewarded except you or you may be working long hour for little pay when it appears.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, Seven of Pentacles Tarot card reversed can indicate that you are feeling unhappy or frustrated on a spiritual level. A bit of spiritual reflection would be beneficial right now. If you find you have been trying to manifest things in your life and it seems that they are just not happening, ask yourself are you focusing your intentions in the right way and are you sending the right energy out so it can bring back what you want. You may also want to consider that sometimes we hit spiritual road blocks because the universe is sending us in a different direction onto something great that we can’t understand at this point. Sometimes you just have to go in the direction it’s guiding you and see what happens.