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Seven of Pentacles

Tarot Card Meaning

Seven of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles

Lord of Success Unfulfilled

Season: Autumn

Dates: May 11- May 20

Astrological Correspondence: Saturn in Taurus


Seven of Pentacles Description and Symbolism

A man has just finished planting his crop. He looks at it impatiently wondering when it will grow.  This is the last push before the harvest is ready to eat. He looks contemplative and dedicated to his crops. This is about planting something and thinking “When will it ever mature?” It may seem like the crops will never come and they may not ever be ripe, but have patience and fortitude.

The sky is gray and there is a stillness all around him. This speaks of waiting and contemplation. There is a somber sense to the scene.

The Seven of Pentacles is ruled under Saturn. Saturn is the planet of restrictions and limitations. The farmer is limited by the slow moving earth. The Seven of Pentacles teaches us that all good things come to those who wait, but you must have dedication and steadfastness.


Seven of Pentacles Astrology

Saturn in Taurus

The Seven of Pentacles rules the third and final decan of Taurus, which runs from May 11-20. 

An uncommon meaning for the Seven of Pentacles is being pregnant. I thought I would explain the pregnancy connection.

Seven of Pentacles is Saturn in Taurus. Taurus is ruled by Venus and the Empress rules Venus. Saturn is the planet of restrictions and what else is more restricting than being in a mother’s womb for 9 months. Taurus is the earthy, grounded sign that loves material comforts and good food. When a woman is pregnant, she very much wants to embrace the sign of Taurus not just for the good food but the stability of brings.

When you get the Seven of Pentacles in a reading and don’t see the connection, look for surrounding cards to see if there are other pregnancy cards such as Ace of Cups or the Page of Pentacles or Page of Cups.


Seven of Pentacles Interpretation and Divination

The Seven of Pentacles is all about patience, waiting and sometimes just walking away from something that isn’t working. It’s about being suspended and wondering why something that you’ve tended to for so long is not ready to harvest yet. 

The Seven of Pentacles foretells and warns of disappointments, long waiting periods and proposals you want to mull over.

Sometimes we really need to step back and look at things from a different perspective. Sometimes there is nothing more we can do. We have to take a step back.

The Seven of Pentacles indicates that you need to think things through before making a decision.


Seven of Pentacles in Love

The Seven of Pentacles can indicate failure and sadness within a relationship or someone you’ve been pining for. You may be frustrated in a relationship or potential relationship and want to give up. You may be thinking that it is too much work.

You have to make the decision about the relationship. Is it too much work or do I keep waiting and tending to it?

The Seven of Pentacles isn’t the best card to get when you’re looking for romance. It indicates failure, waiting in vain and contemplation.


Seven of Pentacles as Feelings

You may be feeling very frustrated with someone or something. You may be feeling that you are waiting for something that may never come. There is a real sense of you waiting for something, not necessarily pause or reflection because there is nothing you can do until the thing you are waiting for arrives. That thing could be the love you’ve always wanted, the money you’ve been working so hard to gain or the dream house you are finally about to find. And yet, you are determined to see it through until the end. You have inner fortitude and strength to continue even though it feels as if it will never come.

The Seven of Pentacles can also indicate that you are contemplating something that is a grave matter. The feeling side is linked to the thinking side. There is a good chance that you are feeling torn between something or someone and so you sit and contemplate.


Seven of Pentacles as Advice

You need to reevaluate the situation and make sure this is what you really want. Now is not a good time to start new projects. It’s time to relax and listen to your higher self.


Seven of Pentacles as an Action

Not all cards are cards of actions. If you are asking whether a particular someone will call you back or if you will get that email or bonus check in the mail and you get the Seven of Pentacles, you may not hear from them.

The Seven of Pentacles suggests an inaction and a period of waiting. It can even denote waiting anywhere from nine months to many years. There is a restricted holding period.  


Seven of Pentacles on a Mundane Level

Can indicate that you are looking for something lost that you can’t find.


Seven of Pentacles in a Career

You are putting in a tremendous time at work. At some point you want to take a step back and reflect on your work. It could indicate that like a piece of art, you want to step back and take a look and muse on it for a day. This may yield a new perspective. 



Seven of Pentacles as an Outcome

If you’ve planted the right seeds, you will spend some time waiting for them to bloom. The outcome of the Seven of Pentacles is a waiting card. If you are determined to succeed, you will, but the results won’t be what you expect.


Seven of Pentacles Professions

Greenhouse. Planter. Waiter. Farmer. Works with their hands. Botanist. Horticulturalist.


Seven of Pentacles Reversed

You are not putting a lot of work into your endeavors. You may experience cancellations and delays. Something you were really looking forward to maybe postponed.

The Seven of Pentacles reversed suggests that you have dedication, but it’s detrimental to your success. Nothing is harvesting and nothing will. Perhaps you should just walk away now. There are other bushes to tend to.

Seven of Pentacles Combinations 


Seven of Pentacles and Chariot
a. Waiting in the car.
b. Stuck in traffic.

Seven of Pentacles and Two of Wands:
a. Sudden insight into a new business or new business idea.
b. Pause and reflection about a new venture, idea or romance.

Seven of Pentacles and Five of Wands:
a. Being the slower counterpart at work.
b. Diligent, industrious and task driven at work.
c. Being too busy to reply to an email or phone call.

Seven of Pentacles and Eight of Swords:
a. Feeling trapped by fruitions that aren’t coming.
b. Feeling frustrated and anxious for putting in so much effort for no or very little profit.

Seven of Pentacles and Queen of Swords:
a. Taking a moment to reflect, weigh and analyze a situation.

Seven of Pentacles and Eight of Pentacles
a. Slowly working away.
b. Putting in long hours at work.