The Seven of Pentacles

The Seven of Pentacles is a card of change after the period of re-evaluation of the six in the Suit of Pentacles. The sevens in the Minor Arcana show mystery, spirituality, and depth. The Seven of Pentacles sometimes displays seven pentacles growing on a shrub while a man tends the earth around it. There is reward heralded by this scenario, and this reward will come with change and choosing the correct path in business. All sevens indicate the need for philosophical and spiritual thought. There must be some way in which the individual cultivating the shrub of pentacles will be able to improve his yield, and there is only one way to do so: through working with the land. It will, therefore, be through nurturing the shrub and hard work that the querent shall have his reward. This is a time for ultimate growth where the querent or his partner has come to terms with the fact that the needs of a business are so much more important than wants. This is true in life and finance.

When more than one seven appears in the same layout, there is a more specific message available to the querent. Pairs of sevens reveals that one should take care when making decisions and should take his time while three of them signifies two conflicting ideas or opinions as well as frustration at having to make changes with one’s spending habits. Having four sevens in a reading heralds a time of having one’s faith tested. There is prayer and a long wait to learn of news on a long term matter. The Seven of Pentacles may show that there are decisions of a financial nature that the querent is waiting for word on.

The Seven of Pentacles in an Upright Position

The Seven of Pentacles in an upright position indicates a change in one;s financial standing that is favourable. There may be a true application of luck to the situation, and opportunities are opening up to the querent here. There is another chance here to invest money into the business or put something away for harder times when business is slow. The money coming to the querent may be the proceeds of a windfall of some sort. This may be prize money or money from a lottery. There is security here again, and working hard has made it possible for the querent to see some returns in business and finance. There is steady growth on the horizon for the querent’s interests, which is nice after the issues of the five and efforts that occurred afterwards.

The meaning of all Minor Arcana cards can be modified by the cards that surround it. Court cards from the Minor Arcana (Pages, Knights, Queens, and Kings) all represent people. They have corresponding physical characteristics as well as their own astrological correspondences. The Seven of Pentacles shows the querent working to build something up for the future, showing he has learned from the mistakes in his financial past. Court cards around this will show the querent who is involved in helping him in his efforts. There will be additional interpretation available if there are specific Major Arcana cards present. The Wheel of Fortune will boost the implications that money will be made off of a smart investment decision, and the Tower shows an individual with a gambling problem and how this could affect profitability.

The Seven of Pentacles in a Reversed Position

The reversed position of each card of the Minor Arcana is really as it states: an inversion of the card’s meaning. A reversed Seven of Pentacles shows impatience and the inability to let things grow to their full potential before taking the off of the vine. The querent may be pushy and could be rushing things a little too much. He will be unable to enjoy his profits if he rushes the quality of his work, so it is more important to wait and work hard than it is to turn a quick profit. There could be a get rich quick scheme that the querent is examining, but this should be avoided if the querent is to come out on top in this situation. Moving too fast could result in the querent’s judgement and ability to lead being put into question. This is very fitting considering that the reversal of the Seven of Pentacles shows that the pentacles would still be on the shrub, but the individual in the illustration would be gone. It would be a shame if he should do the work cultivating his riches only to find he was unable to wait and loses out because of that.

The querent would be best served to sit on his hands and keep from spending any of the profits, or using them for anything other than business at this time. The point is to avoid the same mistakes learned about in the Five of Pentacles where the querent lost almost everything because of their impatience and frivolous behaviour. The best thing to do is to watch oneself around gambling and speculative sports. The querent may also wish to keep a very close eye on the books for their business in order to keep track of where each dollar goes, so that there are no careless mistakes or missing money that the querent is unaware of. Care should also be taken when dealing with clients or business partners in order to avoid any lawsuits or legal problems. There is a need to be patient with these people as much as possible, which can be difficult when the querent is working so hard and waiting for the returns of his personal investment of time and energy. A reversed Seven of Pentacles may also show bad luck or little return for hard work and time spent.

Key Terms

  • Good luck with money
  • Hard work paying off
  • Patience in waiting for returns
  • Good investments pay off
  • Windfalls
  • Monitoring profits
  • Taking a chance on a new venture
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