7 of Pentacles – 7 de Denier | Tarot de Marseille
I. The upright meaning of 7 De Deniers
In this card, we see a triangle in the center pointing upwards, framed by four pentagrams at the four corners, reaching the state of materialized spirituality and vice versa. The idea has applied to action and brought about money. This amount is used to fund research and search for information and to help people grow. This card evokes generosity, victorious sports performances, in-depth knowledge of the body, and cognitive-based physical strength. This could be a compassionate person, a patron, a genius businessman, or a global success of a company.
The 7 De Deniers shows that you have a strong desire to invest in things that will bring long-term benefits. You understand the importance of spending time and energy at the moment to reap the benefits in the longer term, and you are not necessarily looking for quick wins as such. You also want to focus your attention on the right areas that will allow you to get more for your money instead of wasting time on areas that do not pay anything. You have a long-term vision, and you focus on the sustainability of the results.
Similarly, if you plan for the future, this card shows that you envision long-term prospects and evaluate where you can best invest your time and energy for maximum return. You do not want to continue to devote yourself wholeheartedly to something if you do not get any reward, and no doubt about it, you have begun to see that there are areas in your life that have just become energy losses without gratification.
7 De Deniers indicates that if you worked very hard or made extra efforts to get something, it will eventually pay. Your effort will certainly be worth it, and you will receive results and rewards for your hard work. You may have worked on some challenging and important tasks in the last few months, and this thing may be reaching its peak. Thus, you can see financial rewards or other rewards coming for all your hard work.
Sometimes, however, this card can denote frustration. You have worked on something important and you are starting to feel anxious about not being rewarded. Let’s be patient and appreciate the progress you have made so far. If your hard work has not yet paid off, remember that your impatience may be exaggerated. There is no guarantee. So, be grateful, focus on the present and do what you can with what you have.
This card follows 6 de Deniers which indicated the end of a period filled with financial or material difficulty. In this card, the situation is reversed, and you are now experiencing the rewards of hard work and effort. However, the question is whether the game was worth it. It is often at the moment of your greatest success that you realize what you want most is actually a little disappointing.
7 De Deniers can, therefore, represent fear of failure, delays, and frustration. However, the positive side is that you are more likely to learn from these failures and evaluate how you can invest your time to be more productive. In order to avoid feelings of frustration, you should review your progress at regular intervals, especially when you are engaged in long-term or sustainable work so that you can see what is working well and what is not working. Then, you should believe that you are on the right track and that you will reap the desired results.
II. The reversed meaning of 7 De Deniers
The negative aspect focuses on the disconnection between body and soul, spiritual disdain and overestimation of material life, slavery, greed for money, multinational companies destroying the environment, drug organizations and pharmaceutical monopolies.
The 7 De Deniers in reverse tells that your efforts can be scattered right now, and you start wondering if you are investing in the right areas. You may bet for things that will not work. So, the opportunity here is to review your current and planned investments (cash and time investments) and make sure that you will receive a return. Let’s use a priority system to ensure that you do not waste time or money in areas that will bring little results.
Similarly, this reversed card indicates that while you can continue to invest a lot of energy in a specific situation, you will not be able to reap the fruits you expect. As such, it invites you to prioritize your activities carefully. You need to do a cost-benefit analysis of the main tasks to turn your project into a reality because there are certainly a number of tasks that currently take a lot of time and energy but requires too much effort. Let’s take stock of what you still need to do and focus only on the things that will take you where you want to go.
You may find that you participate in many things without added value. For example, e-mail and meetings are a huge waste of time if they are not cost-effective. Instead, try to focus on the 20% of tasks that provide 80% of the value, rather than investing your time in tasks that lead to no results. As a key element, the reversed 7 De Deniers can indicate that you know when to stop investing in something when you see little return. Some people are inclined to persevere in a field, even if it does not work simply because they have already invested a lot of time, energy or money. However, you know very well when a situation no longer brings you any added value, and it is better to put it aside and try something else.
In terms of love, this reversed card indicates that you have worked very hard to build the basics of your relationship, but now, for whatever reason, you fear losing everything. You may also feel frustrated that the relationship is not progressing or developing as fast as you expected, especially when you have invested a lot of time and energy. Sometimes, you can devote your body and soul to something, but that does not mean that there will be results. You may realize that it is just not worth it and no matter how hard, the relationship will continue to go to a dead end.