The Seven of Pentacles tarot card can be read positively (as you prepare to harvest the hard work you’ve sown) or negatively (as you mope and gloom about not seeing results).
This card shows a man leaning on a hoe in a garden. The healthy plant before him seems to be growing seven pentacles among its big leaves, but he looks thoughtful and sad.
On the happy side, it’s about seeing rewards for your hard work. The harvest is almost ready to come in. Growth seems slow, but it is steady and you’ll soon have the bounty you desire.
Looking at it from the other side, it’s about dissatisfaction coming from impatience. You’ve been working so hard for so long! It seems like there is so little to show for it.
Regardless of the situation, this waiting time is the perfect opportunity to pause, reassess, and reevaluate your efforts.
Keywords for the Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card
- Hard work
- Slow and steady progress
- Job dissatisfaction
Keywords for the Seven of Pentacles Reversed
- Being lazy
- Giving up too soon
- Expecting something for nothing
Patterns and Correspondences of the Seven of Pentacles Card
- The Pentacles = rules the material world and money
- Suit of cards = diamonds
- Timeline = months to years
- Number 7 = secure inner wisdom
- Zodiac sign = Taurus
- Element = Earth
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Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Love
Occasionally, this card can signify attraction to a coworker. Just saying!
Otherwise, there is no real clear reading for love. This is the “keep waiting” card, so whether you are in a relationship or looking for a new one, be patient. Use this time to reassess and get extremely clear on what you ultimately want in a partner and relationship.
If you are in an existing relationship you want to see grow, keep doing the work. Be patient and enjoy the process of getting to know one another at a deeper level. If things are not moving as quickly as you’d like, focus on building your interests outside of the relationship. Be patient and get your own life.
Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Work
The Seven of Pentacles is about doing the work, not about the finished project. This card represents the long, hard slog of any large project. Success will eventually come, but don’t focus on the results. Enjoy the process and keep doing the work. It will soon pay off.
The Seven of Pentacles can also represent job dissatisfaction or a sabbatical from work. Before you make any big decisions, reevaluate your goals, desires, and dreams. Be patient in your current position for things to change. It may be time to move on.
Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Health
If you have been trying to get healthier, it may seem like it’s a long slog with slow results. That’s because it is! It takes effort, day after day after day after day after day, before you will have any impact on your health at all.
When you are making changes to your health, you may feel the results within days. You’ll begin to see changes in your body within weeks and the people closest to you will notice your improved attitude and energy levels. It will take months for others to see the changes in your body, but by then you have created the new habits that will last a lifetime.
Be patient and keep with it. Although it may seem like it’s taking forever, you will get there and it will be completely worth it when you do.
Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
There might be little return on your current investments or the growth may be slower than you like. Even though you’ve been working diligently, you’re not seeing the immediate results you want.
Before you make big changes, make sure this is not a period of slow-but-steady growth. Delayed success is still success! Use this time to reassess and reevaluate your plans, habits, and goals.
If your plans, habits, and goals are strong and still viable, then keep doing the work. Focus on building confidence, character, and self-respect through this discipline. Taking action when things are going well is easy. Continuing to take action when things are difficult is what will build your future.
Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
If you are feeling dissatisfied with your current spiritual or religious path, your expectations may be too high.
Doing the inner work to change your beliefs will result in outer changes to your life, but the process is incremental and slow. For most of us, enlightenment doesn’t happen overnight in a flash of brilliance. It happens through committing, and re-committing, to doing the work of self-care and service every day.
There is no end goal. Your spiritual journey is about the process of learning, growth, and understanding. The only destination is the afterlife and there is no rush to get there!