Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card
The Tarot Suit of Pentacles
The Tarot Suit of Pentacles is associated with the suit of Diamonds in standard playing cards.
The suit of pentacles is also known by other names, such as coins, discs or disks in some tarot decks.
The suit of pentacles is associated with the element of earth and material concerns. It is also associated with the season of winter, and with the direction North. As far as personal attributes are concerned, the pentacles refer to physical talents and mastery.
The pentagram (five-pointed star) is used to illustrate the pentacles in many of the most popular tarot decks. This is a Pythagorean symbol of health and knowledge. It can have negative connotations if inverted.
The 'Sevens' in the tarot deck are associated with experimentation, courage, and risks. The nature of the risk may vary and can be positive or negative.
Themes of the 7 of Pentacles include keeping track of things, watching and monitoring progress, and appreciating the cyclical nature of the natural seasons and passages of time.
These ideas are represented by a farmer figure surveying crops in the the Rider-Waite and Robin Wood tarot decks. However the Golden Dawn tarot deck presents a less positive interpretation of this card with the title 'Success Unfulfilled'. One aspect of the passage time is that sometimes it is necessary to wait.
The 7 of Pentacles tarot card may invite the seeker to take some time away from intimate involvement with the project or situation in order to gain a wider perspective of it. Alternatively, it may suggest that all the hard work involved in striving to achieve success in an activity may pay-off later rather than sooner.
Keywords and phrases for some of the many possible meanings of the 7 of Pentacles Tarot Card include:
- Heroic achievement
- Good news
- Satisfaction of work well done
- Useful help
- Waiting phase - for plants to grow or investments (of time, effort or money) to mature
What about the Seven of Pentacles Reversed ?
Some interpretations of the meaning of the 7 of Pentacles reversed include:
- Disillusionment, even despair
- Sense of hopelessness, perhaps indicating abandonment of a task project for financial reasons
- Advice to be positive rather than wallowing in self-pity. It may be necessary to face some difficult decisions.