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The Seven of Pentacles: Today's Tea and Tarot Blog

--By Hyperion Night

The Rider-Waite-Smith Seven of Pentacles Tarot card.

The Seven of Pentacles

An investment coming to fruition. Harvest. Overwhelm. Hard work leading to rewards.

My business partner and I have been working our collective @$$es off at our Tea and Tarot room. The good news is all that hard work is paying off. We had a great holiday season. We have a terrific location. And the word about Beanblossom's is getting around. We're not rolling in ducats yet, and I'm not sure if we ever will. But we've got a livelihood and we're helping others make a living, and the work is fun and rewarding. It's also exhausting. And while I include blowing-off-steam in my daily to-do's... Heh, who am I kidding? I've never had a to-do list. The point is, I'm handing it. My partner Abigail... Not so much. If she doesn't take a vacation and soon, she's going to blow.

While all Tarot cards have multiple meanings, the Seven of Pentacles is particularly cattywampus. In the card, we see a man leaning on his shovel and studying seven pentacles growing from a lush bush. His mouth is downturned, his head is slumped. The pentacles are ready to harvest, but he looks damned tired. He's worked hard for this harvest, and he deserves it.

What this means for you depends on the timing. If you draw this card and you're at the beginning of a project, it's a reminder that putting in the work may not be easy, but it will be worth it. If you're nearing the end of the endeavor, it's a "don't give up now" card, because good things are coming. But depending on the cards surrounding it, it can also be a reminder to step back, realize how far you've come, and take some time to enjoy your progress.

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