Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Earth, grounding, steady and stable. Material concerns.
Keywords and Phrases:
Gathering in your harvest, financial improvement.
Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings:
The Seven of Pentacles represents gathering in your harvest and the result of your efforts, we reap and sow, we plant and harvest. This may also be on a more metaphorical level, although generally there’s usually a financial connection.
If we consider the process in farming, first the farmer must prepare the soil, plant the crop and tend to it over a period of time, if the weather works in their favour and conditions are good they finally reach the point of collecting the crop. It’s only at this point that they can receive payment for their effort, so the harvest bears fruit in more ways than one, but then the cycle must be repeated in readiness for the following harvest.
The Seven of Pentacles suggests something that has been diligently and methodically worked upon, and now comes to the moment when efforts are rewarded. This card especially resonates with the theme found with multiple sevens of a cycle change.
The Seven of Pentacles can bring financial improvement and is also a good card for loans and negotiations, although as the theme suggests it’s normally worked toward over a period of time, so it’s quite an industrious card. A successful outcome showing growth achieved through hard work.
If reversed, imprudent, output exceeds input with little return for efforts
Similar or supporting cards: The Empress (fruitful harvest) Four of Wands (harvest home) Knight of Pentacles (results finally forthcoming) to some extent the Four of Pentacles (prepared to work hard towards a material goal).
Opposing or contradictory cards: The Four of Cups (apathy) Four of Swords (inactivity) Five of Pentacles (financial lack)
Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations:
There are five cards that can all represent an increase in finance, so in large spreads (such as the Life Spread) watch for the appearance of the Ace of Pentacles, Six of Pentacles, Seven of Pentacles, Nine of Pentacles and Ten of Pentacles, the more that appear the more the message is reinforced and intensified.
Multiple Sevens in a reading indicate a change of cycle.
> Three of Wands: working hard pays dividends and leads to small success
> Four of Wands: enjoyment of leisure after hard work. In certain circumstances can represent farming, with Ten of Pentacles and Empress could represent a farming family.
> Four of Pentacles > Nine of Pentacles: working hard and saving, with success.
King of Pentacles > Seven of Pentacles > Six of Pentacles: successfully negotiating a loan with the bank manager (or similar financial position)
Ten of Pentacles > Seven of Pentacles > Ace of Pentacles: can represent a property loan – with The Chariot instead of the Ten, car loan.
Nine of Wands > Seven of Pentacles > Knight of Pentacles: perseverance pays off, in for the long haul but results achieved.
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