Short meaning: You face a decision, probably to do with work or a business venture that could potentially affect your financial security and stability. Reflect on the past to know what you want for your future and weigh up priorities carefully.
In-depth meaning: The Subject is experiencing financial issues, that are affect their feelings of security such as their home or job. This is likely to be causing anxiety and tension and will be affecting their mind-set, and attitude to life, on a day to day basis. The really difficult aspect of this card is the resultant effect on the Subject. They have lost confidence in their ability to achieve, or to change, their fortunes.
As with most of the Sevens, this card represents options and choices. Here the Subject has reached a significant goal, but a situation has come about that could threaten their security or financial standing. The Subject has worked hard to get to this point and stands to lose a considerable amount if they make the wrong decision. Likewise, they stand to gain an awful lot if the risk pays off.
This card does not indicate which choice is the best one for the Subject, although surrounding cards may nudge the Reader in one direction or another. The advice that does come with this card is that the decision needs to be thought out very carefully. It is acceptable to take risks in life but the decision-making process has to be educated. The Subject needs to consider all the possible ramification,s and weigh them up, in detail.
Notes on the image: The leaves and branches on the vine are withering badly and two of the Pentacles have fallen to the ground, but there is still potential in the vine. The wrong treatment could result in the loss of the vine and all the Pentacles – research carefully for the right treatment.