Key Meaning: Hard Work Pays Off
The Seven of Pentacles reminds us that hard work pays off, eventually.
Number 7 Meaning In Tarot
All sevens, including the Seven of Cups, Seven of Swords and Seven of Wands indicate an opportunity for personal growth. As pentacles relate to the material world of money, possessions and health – it means personal growth comes at this time, when you assess yourself honestly. The Seven of Pentacles asks you to stop and consider how much effort you are prepared to make to reach your goals. If you want more money, a new house, better health or a successful career – what will you give for what you want? This thought process could send you off in any one of numerous directions. For example, you might realize you don’t want certain goals enough, and so it’s time to find new dreams. However, more likely is that you’ll be reminded how important your goals are, and so this revelation pushes you to act with more gusto.
Seven of Pentacles Keywords
🥰 Upright: Hard work, keep going, planning ahead
😒 Reversed: Impatience, lack of commitment, setbacks
Seven of Pentacles Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. A young man takes a break from tending his garden. He leans on his hoe and daydreams that the fruit on the bush has turned into money. Six large coins hang on the bush, but it isn’t harvest time yet and one coin still remains on the ground to sow. The odds are, the harvest will be in proportion to the work invested. The break he is taking may just be to appraise his good work and to evaluate what improvements can be made. It is a warning too, not to get distracted from our goals. Don’t give up simply because your efforts are not working fast enough.
LOVE: What does The Seven of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Love?
When the 7 of Pentacles turns up in a love reading, the meaning will depend on whether or not you are in a relationship.
💖 If you asked will I find love? – this card means yes, but it may take up to 12 months.
💖 If you have just met someone, this card means the relationship is likely to be a slow build. Be patient.
💖 In a relationship, this card means you are assessing how you feel about the person, and how you treat one another. It’s a good idea to make little improvements because your romance will blossom if you do.
💖 Someone close to you is working hard and stressed, but this difficult period is almost over.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify when You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business, career or study and you receive the 7 of Pentacles, then here is your guidance:
⭕ With pentacle Tarot cards, events tend to move more slowly. Fruit takes time to ripen. Whatever you are working on right now, a job, project, business or education, be patient. While it is always good to assess and make mid-course corrections, remember you are only stepping back to stay with it. Dreams are great to open the mind, but you don’t want to waste too much time daydreaming. Get the job in-hand done.
⭕ Hard work pays off. Rewards, bonuses, contracts, exam results or recognition are not far off when this card appears. It’s a good career card.
⭕ You are at a cross-roads in your career and considering options.
Careers associated with this card include: Farming, food or drinks manufacturing, restaurateur, mentorship and coaching, counselor, probation officer, social worker, business consultant, lawyer and nurse.
MONEY: What is the Meaning of The Seven of Pentacles in a Money Reading?
If you asked the Tarot about money and finances, and you receive the 7 of Pentacles, it means:
💲 You are starting to make more money, but there’s still room for growth.
💲 Avoid get-rich-quick schemes, meaning investments where you are not compensated for hard, honest work.
💲 Investments, pensions or retirement funds will mature soon.
💲 If you asked about a significant purchase, like a house – then you should be in a position to buy or own within one year.
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
“7 of Pentacles combined with The Tower” – World events affect your finances or job
“7 of Pentacles combined with The Ace of Cups” – Finding love after a long wait
“7 of Pentacles combined with The Empress” – Pregnancy after a long wait
HEALTH: What does The Seven of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Health?
In a health reading, the 7 of Pentacles generally signifies good health. It also means this is a good time:
✔️To assess your health and go for a medical check-up.
✔️Put a plan in place to kick bad habits, or improve your diet and exercise regime.
Health conditions associated with this Tarot card include: weight gain, muscle weakness, fibromyalgia, exhaustion and brain fog.
YES/NO: Does The 7 of Pentacles Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and this Tarot card turns up, then the answer is Yes, but not quite yet.
TIMING: Does The Seven of Pentacles Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 This card is only a timing indication when you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to understand if you want an accurate tarot reading – and it is core to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 Using my timing method, the 7 of Pentacles is about 7 years. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 10 years.
Karina’s Timing Method:
Swords are days. Wands are weeks. Cups are months and Pentacles are years. Please note this is my personal timing method. Feel free to adopt it (or not).
What is the Meaning of The Seven of Pentacles Reversed?
When the 7 of Pentacles is upside down then the coins fall to the ground, meaning:
✔️ You do not receive the reward/bonus/prize you worked hard to achieve.
✔️You missed an opportunity. Perhaps you gave up too soon, or were distracted and didn’t put the effort in.
✔️Someone steals the credit for your idea.
✔️ In romance, it feels like your partner is losing interest in you.
✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: cutting loses, delays in growth, lack of endurance, shortcuts, wishful thinking and abandoning efforts.
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