7 of Pentacles




Upright position:


Effort and hard work will cause growth, a pause during development, reevaluations


The 7 of Pentacles is very often a card about returns on investments. This can be literal such as a bank account returning money to you, or figuratively, such as the investments of time, effort, and energy that you have put into a relationship. You will be reaping what you have sown. This is generally positive.

General: In general, you should be feeling more secure than you have in a while. Things will be moving along well, and you'll be feeling hopeful about the future - with good cause. You may have to decide whether to put your energy into the things, people, and situations that you already are involved with, or whether to spend your energy trying to bring more into your life. Choose wisely.

Work: Your work is likely to be going smoothly and you will be reaping the rewards of past efforts - what is happening now or in the immediate future will be a direct result of what you have done in the past. Your finances are likely to be flowing well - you may not be "rolling" in money but you will certainly have enough to get by, and then some.

Love: With regard to love, the 7 of Pentacles points to things going well for the person that you have your heart set on. If you are not in a committed relationship, you need to be open to other possibilities, however. None of us have just one person that is the ONLY person that we can be with and have a deep, soulful, happy relationship. Don't give in to feelings of suspicion or fear. All is well.

Finances: This card is an excellent omen for finances. You are likely to have invested wisely, either in terms of traditional investments or in terms of your time and energy. This is not a time to gamble, however. Being conservative and thoughtful about where you put your resources (especially new-found resources) is key.

Health: You are reaping the results of your past behavior. It's never too late to improve this, however. Today sows the seeds of your tomorrow, very often. Examine your belief system. Do you see yourself as someone who is sick, or someone who is filled with health? Even if you are stressed to the utmost regarding your time and energy, you can take two seconds out of your day to think positively.

Spirituality: You will be focused on the reality that life is cyclical, and that what goes around always, without fail, will come around. Remember that when you make a point to be generous - whether with time, energy, or money - that too is an investment in your own future. Share what you have. Accept gratefully what you are given.




Reversed position:


Money difficulties, debts, health problems, little progress, impatience, anxiety, investments may be unprofitable


The 7 of Pentacles, whether upright or reversed, is usually in some way about a "returns on nvestment." You are likely to find (whether you are feeling good about things at the moment or not) that you are to some degree getting back what you have given out in the past.

General: The reversed 7 of Pentacles points to a need for you to get real clear, right now, about what success means to you and about what your goals will look like when they are met. This is not the time to llow your goals to be amorphous. If they are, you will never meet them. Be specific.

Work: When you draw the reversed 7, you may be finding yourself feeling more and more dissatisfied with your current work. If that is the case, take the time and effort to figure out why this is, specifically. Be open minded about things that can change in your current situation (this may need to include that YOU need to change.) You may not need to leave your job. Think critically and charitably about others.

Love: It's important when you get this card in reverse in the context of love, that you realize that no relationship, and no person, is perfect. Neither are you, no matter how hard you try. If you are looking for love and continually coming up empty, consider the possibility that you have an unrealistic, idealized idea of what the "right" partner for you looks like. Real love goes well beyond superficial appearances.

Finances: The reversed 7 of Pentacles is a signal that you should get precise and specific about your financial goals. "To have a comfortable retirement" is not a clear goal. "To have $3,000 per month to live on every month until I am 100," is more the sort of thing. Think ahead.

Health: When you draw this reversed card in the context of a health question, again it's important to look at what your goals are; and how you are defining health. Sometimes it's important to be broad, more often it's important to be precise. Set a small, acheivable goal for your health, such as walking 3,000 steps a day for a week, or eating vegetables at least once a week. Keep records. Then move your goal post higher. The point is progress, not perfection.

Spirituality: With the reversed 7 of Pentacles, you may be feeling a gnawing sense of spiritual dissatisfaction. If so, it may be time to withdraw from your usual activities for a while, and rest. You may also need to talk about what is on your mind and learn from other like minded people (or even non-like minded people.) The point is, this card is telling you that your standard operating procedure needs some tuning up. Experiment spiritually at least a little.