Tarot Card meaning for the Seven of Pentacles



In the Seven of Pentacles, we see a man standing next to his (valuable) crop; he will reap what he has sown. Did he sow anything? How does he feel about this period of waiting - does he accept it or is he impatient for results?

The Seven of Pentacles as a day card

Today we might look at what we have sown. We can then either accept that things take time to come to fruition or feel impatient with the process. Where do you stand? What are you hoping will grow? When and what did you sow?

Negative or reversed meaning for this card

If the positive way of interpreting this card is patiently waiting for our crops to grow than the negative interpretation would say that we are finding this hard to do. If we relate this to an actual situation in our lives and we know we haven’t sown anything. The question; how could we reap anything will raise its head? We can hope there will be something to harvest but it is unlikely.

How this card could present itself in real life

A prime example of impatience is this website. At the time of writing I am almost working two years on the Tarot website. It has been a love job, very different from what I expected. When I first started I though, like many other wannabe website owners that our site would get in the top 10 within weeks if not days but that is not how it works.


It has been an incredible journey and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world but if there was one word that summed up my online endeavours it would be; patience! Which is very hard for a person that is a combination between a fire (energetic) and air (analytical) and it shows that you can be at odds with some suits. If earth (represented by the pentacles) doesn’t want to move, it simply won’t you have to move the earth one teaspoon of dirt at a time. Which is pretty much what I feel I have been doing with my website, I learn one thing at a time. Make one webpage at a time very, very slowly.

How this card is represented in other Tarot decks

In the Crowley deck the Seven of Pentacles is called failure, I disagree with this interpretation there are hundreds of books out there of the people who made it big it simply happened one step past failure.
In the Celtic Dragon Tarot we see a mother dragon with her babies sleeping. You cannot always rush a journey, sometimes resting and taking it easy is the best thing to do.


Unlike the Crowley deck the Osho Zen deck interprets this card very positively and calls it patience. It shows us an image of a pregnant woman. You cannot rush pregnancy it takes how long it takes we need to accept and hopefully embrace it. There are multiple reasons why pregnancy is taking a long time why not cherish it, rest and be prepared for the busy times ahead.

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