Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning Explained

7 of pentacles thothKeywords

  • Investment
  • Sowing Seeds
  • Hard Work
  • Patience
  • Waiting for results
  • Discipline

Meaning of the Seven of Pentacles in a Reading

The number Seven in the Tarot Cards is similar in some ways to the Five. It can be about change, although in this case, the change is more calculated and careful. When it comes to the Seven of Pentacles, we are invested in a future, even if we can’t see the rewards right now. We enlist the help of our guides and angels to help us to be patient and work hard towards a yet unseen future.

When we encounter many Sevens in a tarot reading, especially the bigger Celtic Cross Spread, then we know that we have to take a bit of a leap of faith and reach beyond our own limits. The Pentacles Suit relates to the earth element and therefore is all about the material world. Money, property, physical health and so on. The Seven of Pentacles tells us to invest wisely and wait for the fruit of our harvest. Maybe we need to invest in our health, wait for the right property to come along, or keep on saving for that thing we want so much.

seven of pentaclesSymbolism of the Seven of Pentacles

In this card, we can see a man leaning on his garden tool, seemingly having just completed his planting. Now he is standing back to watch his seeds grow and this is symbolized by the seven pentacles inside the vines. His expression is patient and careful.

The Suit of Pentacles, as we know, represents our physical world. Hence the pentacles being the “seeds” we sow and therefore our tangible investments, be they money, time, or hard work. Here, we can work alone to make our lives and the lives of those we love better, although we can see that it will take some time. As the picture shows, the work is done and now we await the harvest.

Seven of Pentacles in the Past

When we get the Seven of Pentacles in the past position of a 3 card tarot spread, then we know that we have recently worked extremely hard for what we want. We could have made an investment – perhaps a financial one – into something we truly desire. We may have decided to rather go slowly, realizing that the greatest rewards take time.

Seven of Pentacles in the Present

The Seven of Pentacles in the present position indicates that we are currently learning to take a step back from the little details and to see the bigger picture, especially when it comes to our financial status, career or health. We may begin to see the fruits of our investments very soon, but it is still taking some time and patience is needed. Things are going slowly now, and we have to accept that we can’t push it to go any faster.

Seven of Pentacles in the Future

This card in the future position says to us that we will soon have to cultivate patience and wait for the fruits of our labor to show. We won’t be able to rush things as much as we would like to. So, the best approach is to take a step back and see the bigger picture. This may apply to our finances, career or property/business matters.

seven of pentacles reversedReversed Seven of Pentacles

The Seven of Pentacles reversed tells us that we may be feeling extremely frustrated at the state of things at the moment. Whether it’s with regards to our close relationships moving too slowly, or other investments – time, money, or effort – that are taking too long to bear results. We could be investing in the wrong things at the moment and need to withdraw our efforts in some way or another.  We may need to look at trying a new or alternative way of doing things.

Seven of Pentacles Tarot One Card Meaning

When we get the Seven of Pentacles card in a One Card Reading, we have planted seeds for the future, and so now we have to stand back and watch them grow. We must cultivate patience as there may be a bit of a wait before we see the harvest. This is also an excellent time to invest money in something that has the potential for growth over the long term.

Seven of Pentacles Yes/No Meaning

Getting the Seven of Pentacles card face up in the Yes/No Tarot Reading means a “yes” to your question. If you are thinking of investing, now is a good time to do it. Then stand back, patiently waiting for things to unfold. Try not to rush anything now because this is a time for planting, not harvesting. Your decision is supported only if you are able to cultivate a sense of patience.

Getting the Seven of Pentacles card facing down means” no”. Now is not the time to sit and wait patiently for what you want, so your energies could be a little scattered for you to fully focus on making this decision. It’s possible that you could lose some money if you move forward, so try to conserve wherever you can.

Summary of the Seven of Pentacles

The Seven of Pentacles is a generally positive one, if we are happy to wait and be patient. We have to plant the seeds and stand back, waiting for them to grow, seeing the long-term rewards rather than the short-term benefits. This may apply to our finances, our careers, or our health. Taking the time to look at the bigger picture will help us to rein in our impatience. We may even begin to see the start of our harvest beginning to happen.

Affirmations for the Seven of Pentacles

“I am patient”

“I can see the bigger picture”

“This is worth the wait”

“I will take my time to invest in what I truly desire”

“All good things come to those who wait”

Purple Ocean - seven of pentaclesMore about the Seven of Pentacles

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Article Info

Date: Mar 18, 2019
Amelie Rose Estrela is an experienced psychic and recently published, esteemed lead author for the Psychic Guild since 2003. She has written hundreds of articles for the website on a range of topics covered within the psychic niche, including Psychics & Mediums, Tarot & Angel Cards, Astrology & Horoscopes (the topic of her newly-released e-book), Love & Relationships, and Spells & Magic. You can find out more about Amelie on
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