A diligent worker, the figure in the image is resting, considering the work ahead. His job is to materialize food from the soil, sun and water (magick indeed). From this position though, it looks like all he is earning for himself is a stiff neck!
There is a time to work and a time to rest your body and think about what you are doing next. Then, break time is over and it is time to put all that cogitation into practice and do the next thing.
Now you have finished looking at your work from every conceivable angle, maybe it’s time to get some work done. This seems to be the gentle chiding of the seven (victory, perfection) coins (work, talent, money).
Take heart, your efforts are worthwhile, even if exhausting. All this work goes toward a bountiful harvest! (And you might want a hat and some water if you’re going to be out there much longer…)
Images from The Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck are used in this blog. They feature the artist, Pamela Colman Smith’s, original coloring and lovely back design. The cards are a bit oversized and printed on sturdy cardstock. This deck is one of my personal favorites. =:->AD
Rider-Waite images used with permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. 1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.