What does the Seven of Pentacles card mean in Tarot?

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Seven of Pentacles, Minor Arcana, Pentacles VII

The Seven of Pentacles shows that moment a person’s life when he or she is able to look back on the results of the hard work he or she has done with serenity and satisfaction. This person is most likely you; it could also be a person in your life who is very close to you.

In Tarot, the left side in each card represents the past (though in some cards the progression of time is irrelevant). In the Seven of Pentacles, time is important. The six pentacles we see in the pile along with the green leaves symbolize the fruits of the work done in the past. It was a productive time and many valuable feats got accomplished.

The one solitary pentacle on the ground, by the foot of the man, is more to the right of the card symbolizing the future – there’ll be more work to do, more to accomplish, but all in due time. None of that is urgent right now. Not at all.

The pale gray eventless sky suggests inner and outer calm – no major obstacles have existed neither from other people nor from within you (such as a difficult emotion). This is probably because you had a soft, positive attitude about the work, so everything went smoothly. Things will most likely continue this way – keep working hard, don’t think much about it, and everything will go truly well.

If your reading is about your career and finances, the Seven of Pentacles suggests that regardless of whether you continue in the same line of work or change careers, you’ll be fine as long as you don’t put yourself in situations where you have to compete with others. The card suggests you do your best work alone, or with some level of independence e.g. with no micromanagement or people poking their noses into your business.

The Seven of Pentacles might also suggest you need a well-deserved break. You worked hard for a long time and you are probably feeling overworked already. If you don’t take a break, you’ll be inching towards a major burnout. So why not take some time off and go on vacation to a place you always wanted to visit? Put an out-of-office message in your email, turn off your phone and off you go! Congratulate yourself for all the things you accomplished and gather energy.

If your reading is about your social life and relationships in general, the Seven of Pentacles symbolizes all those beautiful, solid friendships and relationships you worked really hard to create. Your continued dedication is paying off today in the form of people who are there for you and who’ll support you through any challenge. You are loved and cared for. You might have had some difficulties in your relationships with family, but your persistence and strong belief in your ideals paid off. Things are unfolding (or are going to unfold) in your favor. Your family loves you and any disagreement you might have will be overcome.

What does the Seven of Pentacles Tarot card mean for love?

For singles, having the Seven of Pentacles in your reading might mean it’s time you take a step back and give yourself credit for all the strength you showed in the face of all the difficulties you encountered in your love life. It hasn’t been easy and you didn’t always have the right kind of support. Yet you have accumulated so much wisdom over the years.

What you need to do now is to set a clear intention for the future: what is it that you want? What are the steps you should take to make it happen? Would you be okay with working with a relationship coach or a psychic? Your love life needs your undivided attention. It also needs you to approach it with an open mind that’s willing to believe things can and will be different in the future. A change of attitude is a must.

For couples, the Seven of Pentacles means you can now enjoy the fruits of your labor. You worked hard to create and deepen this relationship, and now it’s time you do things just for pleasure, just to have a good time. Enjoy each other’s company and count it as a blessing that you have this relationship – sure there have been and still will be some challenges and maybe even serious arguments, but overall this relationship is a keeper.

What does Seven of Pentacles reversed in Tarot mean?

Seven of Pentacles reversed might mean you haven’t been able to accomplish much in a life area that’s very important to you. For example, you might be saying for years that you want to be a writer, but you never developed the discipline to sit down and write regularly. You never took a writing course or even devoted much thought to the issue. Seven of Pentacles reversed reminds you to put the fantasies aside and actually act on your dreams.

Be ready to devote significant amounts of time and energy to those dreams. If you want lasting success, you need to work hard at it – unless you are after fifteen minutes of fame only. Don’t give up; practice, practice, practice. Then practice some more. Give your whole self and then more. Only then you’ll see real, deep changes.

Astrological association

entacle cards – all 14 of them – in Tarot’s Minor Arcana are associated with the earth element, which is associated with the astrological signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Seven of Pentacles is associated mostly with the constellation of Taurus, as Taurus is a fixed earth sign and the imagery in the card symbolizes sustained, consistent effort.

The Seven of Pentacles could symbolize a Taurus in your life, male or female, but more often than not this card symbolizes what you’re going through personally. It’s about your work, your dreams, and your need to continue or take a break. Your psychic Tarot reader can go into the particulars of your situation using their intuition and based on the other cards that show in your Tarot spread.

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