The Seven of Pentacles (Seven of Rocks in the Penguin tarot deck) is the card that rules investments, not giving up even though the results are slow to come, as well as looking at the long-term view, as well as results that are sustainable. This is the card that you see when you are investing in something that is worthwhile and it takes time to see a return on investment. However, it does come at the right time.
The Seven of Pentacles is a card that is comparable to planting seeds. You plant these seeds but it takes time for them to grow. And what you need to do is keep watering them so they do grow. And eventually, you will see that they had turned into plants or flowers. But it did not happen overnight, and it took nurturing and care in order to see the result that you had been wanting to see.
This card can also be fitting for the saying that ‘Rome was not built in a day’. That is because great things that need to be created do take time and require patience.
When the Seven of Pentacles show up in reverse, it either means you are not seeing the long-term view and there is a lack of patience. Or you are investing in something that is yielding very little results. In other words, you are putting in your effort into something that does not pay off in the end.
Astrologically, this card is tied to Saturn in Taurus.