7 of pentacles

Seven of Pentacles

Upright Meaning

  • A lot of work
  • Pause in a project
  • Stalemate
  • Laying a foundation

Reversed Meaning

  • A lot of work for a little gain
  • Anxiety over money
  • Not much left over

I wait patiently for things to develop.

Seven of Pentacles Overview

The Seven of Pentacles shows us a young man who is doing a lot of work and not having much to show for his efforts. Showing us that sometimes it can take a great deal of effort to be successful. This card also indicates a pause in a project or a situation in which two parties are unable to move forward until a new path can be agreed upon. When the Seven of Pentacles appears reversed it is letting you know that even though you are still putting in a lot of work and not getting much out of it, that you are still getting ahead, piece by piece.  Some things take a lot of legwork up front before you can actually see the progress. This card additionally deals with stressful financial situations.

Questions for You to Meditate On

How can I lay down a good foundation for what I’m trying to create?

How can I remain motivated even when I’m not seeing immediate progress?

Am I actually progressing or am I just spinning my wheels?