I shuffled the deck and this card just jumped out right away. The key words for the Seven of Pentacles are 'vision, perseverance, profit, reward, investment.'
Here you see a man with his crop, he has built it to a state of abundance. He relaxingly gazes at it and has kept one pentacle for his immediate needs, and the others are there, off to the side and growing. Large rewards are available if he is wise about his actions. He has the opportunity to step back and see the situation in broader context.
This is a time for reflection and planning for the future. The current situation is balanced and it's time to invest time in other areas. This could be leisure, study, or love. We often spend so much time trying to grow finances that we forget how abundant we actually are. It's ok to take what we need and trust that what we have already earned is stable and will grow.
The number seven is the ‘life path, the seeker the searcher’ number in numerology and prompts the question "where am I heading?" And "where do I want to be heading?" This is the time to reflect on past actions and future plans.
It's prompting to take a long-term view of the situation and not look for the 'quick wins' - It's a reminder that we get from a situation what we are willing to put in. You will see the results of the labour.
A key message is to also be grateful for what you have earned and what you have right now in this very moment. If there is always a focus on the things lacking, when do you allow yourself time to appreciate and enjoy the thing that is right in front of you? As you can see here, there is more than enough.
If you have all of this abundance yet still don't feel satisfied, it's a good time to ask yourself why it's not making you happy... How can you better invest your time to create the most value?
This is a beautifully abundant card, and if we follow on from last week’s card 'Temperance' that was calling us make time for self-reflection to re-examine priorities and shows the path from the journey to the result, the Seven of Pentacles reminds us that when we get there, to enjoy the benefits of the hard work. To not be afraid of losing what we have earned and to be grateful for all that we have now.
Deck: Rider Waite Tarot
Photography: Megan Cook