We live in a world that moves faster and faster every day… a world that praises instant success and excels in making success look as if it happened overnight because of the sensation value. Being in the 7 of Pentacles space can make us feel as if we are failing hard.
Who benefits from keeping us in a constant state of fear of missing out so that we run around on our hamster wheels, constantly fretting, hurrying and worrying? Rudolph Steiner might argue that it is Ahriman who benefits.
“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
The 7 of Pentacles (Saturn in Taurus) celebrates slowing down. To truly master anything, we need time in spades… so start digging where you stand. Dig with focused effort and perseverance. Don’t look around at what others are doing. Keep your mind on the dirt and your own dream.
Your dream will go through many stages of growth, just like a plant… So where are you today? Take stock of where you are and what you have, as well as what still needs to come together for your dream to manifest. Vow to be faithful to the process of manifestation.
7 of Pentacles and the Sabbath
The 7th day of Earth’s creation was ordained a day of rest. Besides teaching us to slow down and be patient, the 7 of Pentacles is a reminder that if we always work and never rest, we will perpetuate a state that is uninspired. The day of rest is an antidote to the Ahrimanic impulse to always stay in the grind out of fear of missing out.
Rest and contemplation are necessary for us to reconnect with Source. It is only when we rest and become still that we can receive grace and inspiration. Without the Sabbath, we live in a state that is limited by our own minds. Could this be the real reason why the Esoteric title of the 7 of Disks in the Thoth Tarot is ‘Failure’?
Failure is an acceptance of the illusion of limitations that is reinforced by constant work and drudgery. It is the grind without the inspiration.
Affirmation: “I practice patience and rest in the arms of the Divine for grace and inspiration.”
7 of Pentacles Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for the inspiration to begin the work as well as the patience and perseverance to complete it. May the fruits of my labour bring blessings for the Highest Good. Amen and so it is!
Correspondences for the 7 of Pentacles
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Archangel: Uriel, ruler of the Element of Earth
Gemstone: Green aventurine, jet
The 7 of Pentacles in Love and Relationships
This is the patience card in the deck! So you will need patience whatever relationship issue this concerns. The 7 of Pentacles indicates physical limitations in terms of abundance, time and space. You could be facing a situation where you live far away from your beloved and lack the financial means to shrink that distance, for instance.
If the 7 of Pentacles describes your relationship, you need to take time out and put some serious effort into getting things back on track. Remind yourself why you fell in love with your partner in the first place. Rekindle romance by re-introducing sensual pleasures and perhaps revisiting some of your favourite haunts from when you first started seeing each other. Both of you need to make an effort to take time out of your busy schedules to reconnect at the soul level.
Right now it probably feels like you’re on a 10-mile hike through the Sahara and forgot to pack your water bottle. The question you need to ask yourself now is, ‘Where can I get some of the Living Water that stops me from ever thirsting again?’ Because the thirst you feel equates to a state where you keep going without being connected to Source or your beloved. Ask Spirit to show you the way to the next oasis and do pause when you find it.
The Marseille Tarot image in this post is from the CBD Tarot by Yoav Ben-Dov.