Tarot Seven Earth: Failure

Tarot Seven Earth, Seven Pentacles: Failure

Tarot Seven Earth Pentacles
Seven Earth

Tarot Seven Earth, Third Decan Taurus

An Interpretation of Tarot Card Seven Earth also known as Seven Pentacles or Seven Coins

Each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Seven express attributes of Netzach, whose title is Victory, the seventh sphere corresponding with Venus on the QBL Tree of Life.

Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence

The planetary correspondence of Netzach is Venus and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Seven” express this astrological body’s quality colored by their elemental suit: fire, water, air, and earth.

These four suits correspond to the four worlds of the QBL: Fire Atziluth, Water Briah, Air Yetzirah, and Earth Assiah.

Astrological Decan Allocation

Tarot Seven Earth, Seven Pentacles, is the third decan of Taurus whose planetary attribution is Saturn.

The combination of Seven Venus and the decan planetary attribute of Saturn is summed up by the card’s title of Failure.

A Venus-Saturn combination in Pentacles indicates a delay in growth in material and physical undertakings. Therefore, the material success of Six Earth leads to nothing.


Failure the title of Seven Earth representing the third decan of the astrological sign of Taurus is allocated to Saturn and the combination with Venus Taurus brings out sensuality.

One might consider this quality of sensuality as the catalyst for success being abandoned, which in some situations it could well be. 

However, we should also consider how sensuality can be directed towards one’s personal advancement. 

In this example, other cards of a Machiavellian persuasion would illustrate an appearance of this personality type behavior.

Netzach has the attribute of victory and with victory can come complacency and neglect of focus. This is the situation manifested by the appearance of Seven Earth.

The card illustrates the condition encountered when not acting on opportunities summoned by the previous card Six Earth. Loss of interest in a project or boredom are other signatures of this state.

The Venus influence induces contentment and enjoyment of one’s achievements. This, in conjunction with the presence of Saturn, creates a condition of non activity where past success is dissipated.

The Lotus Eaters featured in Homer’s Odyssey are an apt depiction of this human personality condition.

Personality Type

The character qualities of the court card Knight of Air are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan.

This is because the union of Venus and Saturn, expressed through his analytical personality, results in a level-headed focused, and decisive singleness of purpose. This is a key factor in the resolution of problems and for seeing and optimizing opportunities.

These are personality traits expressed by the Knight of Air because he corresponds to Libra, Fire of Air.

Decan Signature

In our failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back on our specific inner voice, the archetypal, bicameral influence of the decan for resolution.

In this example of Seven of Earth, the conjunction of major arcana cards Hierophant and Universe, corresponding to Taurus and Saturn, are the specific signature of this decan and will be projected through the personality type represented by the Knight of Air.

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