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Seven of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

By Tina Gong


Seven of Pentacles Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
harvest, rewards, results, growth, progress, perseverance, patience, planning unfinished work, procrastination, low effort, waste, lack of growth, setbacks, impatience, lack of reward
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Seven of Pentacles Meaning - Original Rider Waite Tarot Depiction

Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Description

The Seven of Pentacles shows a young man who seems to be taking a break from his hard labor to admire the fruit and blossoms in his garden. He rests on his shovel as he is admiring the seven pentacles hanging from the lush green vegetation. The way that he is laying his head over hands seems to suggest a kind of fatigue - he has worked hard to make sure that this year's crop is a good one. Because he is focused on long term goals, he cannot touch his harvest right now, and only reserves one of the pentacles for himself, choosing to invest the others. With his efforts, he hopes to grow his crop for the long term. 

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Upright Seven of Pentacles Meaning

The meaning of the Seven of Pentacles relates to investment and effort. It follows the Six of Pentacles which refers to the end of financial or material hardship. If you have been putting in time and effort in your work, it signifies that your efforts are paying off and they are going to pay off in the future as well.

If you are looking to invest, the Seven of Pentacles suggests that you are ready to put in a lot of effort, time and work into whatever you want to achieve. It reaffirms you of your long-term vision and helps to show that you are not confined to seeing results in the short term only. It shows how much you value the investment because of the effort that you are willing to put in.

It reaffirms you of your long-term vision and helps to show that you are not confined to seeing results in the short term only.

The Seven of Pentacles is also related to fear of failure. You do not know whether you are going to reap fruit from your hard work. It could also signify frustration when there is a delay. You may have been putting a lot of effort into your projects, but it does not seem to bear any fruit right now. The good thing is that it means that you are learning from your failures and mistakes. It may initially not seem like it, but mistakes allow you to look into how to better invest your time to get the most out of your future ventures.

Upright Love Meaning Upright Career Meaning Upright Finances Meaning
putting work into love, friendship turns to romance progressing to goals, evaluating progress putting in effort to finances, slow and steady investment

Tarot Love Meaning - Upright 7 of Pentacles

With the 7 of Pentacles tarot love meaning, love can be slow to flourish. For those that who are single, long term friendships can slowly turn into romantic love. Friendships that you may make now can also be the seeds of something more. Love can sometimes be exhausting, but the rewards that come after are invaluable. If you’re in a relationship, life together now may seem tedious or grueling. Perhaps in order to be together, your partnership may require working out long term plans or creating compromises in your routine or finances. But this card is also a reminder that love isn’t always passionate romances and outbursts of emotions, but it is also partners putting in the work every day to remain together within an ever-changing world. Over time, all the tedious moments, all the hard work, will be something to be looked back at fondly. After all, these were the things that let your love grow to something as beautiful as you have now.

Career Meaning - Upright 7 of Pentacles

Regardless of whether you see results or not, the 7 of Pentacles signals that progress is being made. It may be slow, but every day your work pays off. It can be helpful now to take a closer look at your achievements, and look at what is working and what isn't. This may help you understand where to focus your energy, and what strategies you can have going forward. If you own your own business or are self-employed, taking the time now to evaluate your work will be helpful, and can create a firm foundation for future growth. 

Finances Meaning - Upright 7 of Pentacles

You may be reaping the fruits of your labor right now, with the 7 of Pentacles. Things that you have been incrementally putting effort and time into can finally be showing progress. Before you know it, you’ll be likely to find that you’ll be able to enjoy the rewards.

Reversed Seven of Pentacles Meaning

The Seven of Pentacles reversed means that your returns may be scattered for now. It could also mean that the rewards of your labor are not as significant as you thought. The advantage of this is that it shows that you know when to stop investing your time, money or energy in a particular project. You, therefore, need to reevaluate your choices, and figure out where you should put your resources. The Seven of Pentacles reversal meaning could also be applied to relationships and the effort and emotions that you have invested.

It could also mean that the rewards of your labor are not as significant as you thought.

The Seven of Pentacles symbolism often deals with business ventures and investments. However, it also cuts across relationships, viewed as investments as well. The effort put into these investments could be time, money and hard work.

Reversed Love Meaning Reversed Career Meaning Reversed Finances Meaning
no results from love, can’t force love no results in work efforts, stagnant career losses, little financial compensation

Tarot Love Meaning - Reversed 7 of Pentacles 

You may be ready to throw in the towel, when the reversed 7 of Pentacles appears in a love tarot reading. You may have toiled for love and romance, putting in so much effort, only to see little come from it. It can suggest a certain amount of impatience, when one certainly cannot force love to magically arise. Some loves come suddenly, and others can take time; we can only be patient and hope for the right moment. Whether reversed or upright, the 7 of Pentacles tarot love meanings signals slow but steady progress, so much so that you may not even notice it. But keep nourishing that love, and one day you may find it having a profound influence on your life.

Career Meaning - Reversed 7 of Pentacles

Are you putting way too much effort at work? Or are you not putting in enough? The reversed 7 of Pentacles can signal some kind of imbalance when it comes to your career. It seems that regardless of the answer, nothing you do (or don’t do) seems to change anything. Results are minimal. Spending too much time at work can sometimes be counter productive, like overwatering a plant; giving too much attention to something can kill it. On the other hand, you may be too distracted to focus on one particular strategy for success. With your efforts being diluted, nothing much is likely to come from them. You’ll need to focus on one method, and do the research to make sure it works. 

Finances Meaning - Reversed 7 of Pentacles

In finances, the 7 of Pentacles in reverse can symbolize investments of time, energy and resources are not paying off. You may even suffer losses. Even when you are working hard on your dreams, you may not get rewarded. Negotiate for what you’re worth.

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