material evaluation

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Intro: Seven of Coins Tarot Card Meaning - material evaluation

Tarot Alley uses the Rider Waite type of deck for our meanings, symbols, interpretations, etc.

When determining the Seven of Coins tarot card meaning, you should consider that it’s a Coins card and a Seven. The Suit of Coins represents the material world. Sevens represent imagination, inner work, and psychology.

In this way, we can determine that the Seven of Coins represents material evaluation.

Take a look at the Rider-Waite Seven of Coins displayed to the left (or above).

What is your first impression?

What’s up with the pile of coins? Why is doing this? Who is he?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, just your interpretation.

Astrology: Saturn in Taurus
Element: Earth
Numerology: 7 (imagination, inner work, psychology)

Common Symbols

  • A Crop of Pentacles: to represent the fruits of past labor
  • A Sad/Tired Figure: to represent unrealistic expectations

Keywords & Concepts

  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Reevaluation
  • Reflection

The Seven of Coins for Personal Growth

Affirmation: To stay on target, I measure my progress.

Shift your focus from the past to the future and resolve to make the most of the present. No amount of looking back or regret can rewrite history. However, hard work NOW can have major effects on your future.

Ask Yourself:

  • To what extent have you fulfilled your own expectations?
  • What are the terms of success?
  • How can you be happier with the progress you’ve made?
  • In your situation, how might further growth be limited by past performance?
  • What role might prejudices and assumptions play in your current situation?
  • What expectations do you have? How have these expectations shaped your efforts?

Interpreting the Seven of Coins

Generally, the Seven of Coins represents material evaluation. What is it that you want? What are you striving for? It’s time to measure your progress towards your goals.

Evaluate your results considering how you can improve future performance.

Remember, the Coins are focused on the material world. Stay focused on your material possessions and financial situation.

The Reversed Seven of Coins

How you read reversals is a personal choice. You can ignore reversals and read them as if the card is upright (this is what I often choose to do) or you can interpret reversals as variations of what they would mean upright. There are 3 common ways to read reversals: as a negative interpretation, as an opposite interpretation, or as a block on the upright interpretation. Check out How to Read Reversals for more information.

Typically, a reversed Seven of Coins represents useless evaluations. Examples include:

  • Becoming distracted by melancholy thoughts
  • Beating yourself up over lost opportunities
  • Judging your own work too harshly
  • Holding yourself and others to inappropriate or unreasonable standards
  • Complaining about outcomes after refusing to participate in the project

Examples of the Seven of Coins

Specific Interpretations

Specific situations are the general interpretation (from above) used for a specific situation (love, career, etc). There is no need to memorize these (or even look them up) if you understand the general interpretation. However, here are some basic interpretations for some specific situations:


Evaluate your relationship in terms of how it’s meeting your expectations. If it’s not, you need to either revise your expectations or confront the difference.


A new project can reinvigorate a dull job. Watch for opportunities to change your job without having to change jobs.


The past is the past. Embrace the future of your spiritual journey.

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The Seven of Coins tarot card meaning is all about material evaluation. Evaluate the past then focus on how you can use the present to enhance the future.

Once you feel comfortable with the Seven of Coins tarot card meaning, check out the next card in the tarot deck: the Eight of Coins Tarot Card Meaning.


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