Alternative Names: Seven of Pentacles
Astrological Association: Saturn in Taurus
Key Meanings: Work and the potential for success
The Seven of Coins in Tarot stands for assessment, reward, and change of direction. The Seven of Coins meaning in a Tarot reading is a time-out. This isn’t a card of finality. This is an in-between card that means you have to pause and check your strategy. The image on the card is a person who has worked hard and then paused to take some time to admire their work.
Upright Meaning: There’s a goal in sight, and you are close to achieving it—but now is not the time to stop and reflect. The Seven of Pentacles is the card of doing, not philosophizing, so keep your focus on what you want and believe you can achieve it. This effort may feel relentless, but your hard work will pay off.
The card often comes up in readings to show the need to keep the focus on your career goals or to work through a particularly tedious stage in a current project that leaves you feeling tired and deflated. You might be tired of the relentlessness of it all, but the reward will come as long as you don’t falter. Also, the Seven can show saving for a home or accruing funds and clients to expand a business. In domestic affairs, the Seven of Pentacles can show there’s not enough money left for the little luxuries that make all the effort of saving worthwhile. Whatever your situation, keep going—you are nearly there, and in the future, you will thank yourself for your dedication.
Reversed Meaning: When reversed, the Seven of Pentacles means procrastination. Time is running out, so commit fully to the work you’re doing or the lifestyle you have, regardless of the ups and downs—or put your energies elsewhere. This may mean considering a different job or career path. You may have become disheartened with slow—or no—progress in your work or improvement in your finances, but while you’re in the doldrums, opportunities can slip away. Muster your willpower and take action now: Any decision is better than no decision at all.
An additional meaning of the card is anxiety about a loan or other financial agreement. If this is affecting your motivation, try to renegotiate terms, rather than give up now.