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Key Meanings: Work, and the potential for success.

The Seven of Pentacles points you towards a path of contemplating a tough decision – stay the course or take a risk – as you continue your journey through the seventy-eight passageways of growth.

This is the level on your continuous cycle of change where you must decide whether to adhere to the smoothly paved road of success with a lot of stress-inducing traffic or veer off onto an unmarked side road, not knowing what condition it is in or where it will lead you.

You need to make a choice about a current business position, public position or a heartfelt personal goal. Should you stay the course or change direction?

Should you relax in the safety of a stable life or should you leap into the unknown, hoping for increased wealth, fame or achieving something very important to you?

Maybe you are thinking about hiring someone to help you, or maybe you are evaluating your progress and need to make a big decision. You may have reached a plateau, be worn out and cannot see accomplishing everything on your own. Maybe you are asking yourself what you got into, or maybe you are asking yourself something else. There are a lot of maybes about this card!

You may love what you are doing and have the tools to make your business successful. You have the determination and energy to see everything through even though you feel overwhelmed.

You might feel anxious about what your next step should be, but the Seven of Pentacles is suggesting that everything is going to pay off in the end as long as you have the patience to realise the necessity of slow and steady growth.

Numerical Number 7: This number represents the time when you will evaluate and sort out your options and make plans with the direction you are taking.

The Element of Earth: The Seven of Pentacles is associated with the elemental qualities of the planet Saturn (hard work and lessons to be learned through trial and error) and the zodiac sign of Taurus. The combination of Saturn in Taurus makes you roll up your sleeves and get to work to achieve a dream.

Probable Outcome: You are in a state of contemplation and need to decide what your next step should. You can see the finish line in your mind’s eye, but you might need to take a rest, or take a pause to reevaluate your situation.

You will figure out the right steps to take, or find the help you need because you have the determination and energy to see everything through and this is a very exciting time in your life.

Everything is on course and should work out as long as you have patience and realise the necessity of slow and steady growth and you believe in your dream.

Possible Outcome: You are not in a state of contemplation any longer because you have made a decision to change direction. Nothing is working out as planned, or you are experiencing too many setbacks and want to abandon this dream or start a new dream.

Or you might be looking for a new job because you feel you are in the wrong place, working a dead end job that keeps you in debt.

Then again, you might not be able to channel the Seven of Pentacle’s energies into your life. If this is the case, then you still need more time to figure out the direction you are headed and think things through.

Timing: The Seven of Pentacles predicts that an important event of dedication to succeed is turned into action. This event may occur in months or years to come.