Card Profile: Seven of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles is the card of investment and vision; imaging the rewards of persevering hard work.



The Seven of Pentacles depicts a young man taking a rest from harvesting the crop of his garden. It seems like he has been laboring hard, and the harvest has been bountiful. Wearing a red tunic and blue leggings, he seems to be acknowledging the fruits of his hard work.

The garden represents the reward of the hard work, and the man’s posture symbolizes the contemplation of the value of labor. Moreover, the man’s clothes point out that the work has not been of coercion, but is rather a pursuit of passion; and an activity through which he found the peace of mind. The pentacles of the card are the blossoms of the crop; therefore abundance is illustrated in this card as an investment and vision paying off.

When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it’s make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who’s in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you’re investing your time in that.

-Nick Saban


Seven of Pentacles, before anything else, calls for investment and putting the resources now for long term benefits and warns against quick wins. As such, it also calls for focusing on the areas  that would pay-off bountifully rather than making short-term, no-value plans. A person represented by this card, therefore; would be willing to put his energy and time into an effort if there is a probability of receiving benefits in the long term. That being said, such a person might become sceptical and anxious from time to time.  Career-wise, this card might indicate a long-term commitment, such as enrolment to a postgraduate or similar further education problem, or a new job; which would only pay off after putting the time and energy for some time. In the relationship context, similarly; this card calls for investing the emotions, time and energy to the people who seem to be right and then letting the nature takes its course.

Summing up, the Seven of Pentacles remind that good things come to those who wait; and hard work and patience would eventually pay off.

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