Earth represents work, persistence, constancy and extraordinary work capacity. Capricorn and the 10th House, the House of Social Status, represents our ambitions, career and our desire for social appreciation. 7 is an odd number which means that it’s not easy to achieve our goals, but hard work and determination eventually will pay out.
But 7 is also a creative number – although we know, creativity sometimes means lots of sweating, sleepless nights and sacrifices. But at the end of the road you can get wherever you want as long you take one step at time. There is no real shortcuts on the path of life, only wrong turns and lessons to learn. Patience is one of those lessons. Can’t climb on the ladder higher and faster then moving on the rungs step by step. Only hard work and determination can bring you the results you looking for. You have chosen not the easy, but the hard way. Although now everything seems difficult and had to obtain, your effort is not in vain, and the satisfaction will be bigger and will last longer.
10th House, House of Social Status (Kingdom). Ambitions. Motivations. Career. Status in society. Government. Authority. Father or father figure. The breadwinner of the household. One’s public appearance/impression at-large audience.
The Number 10 – Earth, Active/Practical (Earth)
– Hard worker, determined, dependable, grounded, steady growth, persistent, loyal, patient, generous, householder.
– Materialistic, stubborn, obsessive, laziness, possessive, self-indulging.
Crowley: Work. The influence of Binah in the sphere of Earth shows the material establishment of the idea of the Universe, the determination of its basic form. It is ruled by Mars in Capricornus; he is exalted in that Sign, and therefore at his best. His energy is constructive, like that of the builder or engineer. The card represents a pyramid viewed from above the apex. The base is formed by three wheels-Mercury, Sulphur, and Salt; Sattvas, Rajas, and Tamas in the Hindu system; Aleph, Shin, and Mem-Air, Fire, and Water-the three Mother letters of the Hebrew alphabet. This pyramid is situated in the great Sea of Binah in the Night of Time, but the sea is solidified; hence the colours of the back- ground are mottled, a cold thin dark grey with a pattern of indigo and green. The sides of the pyramid have a strong reddish tint, showing the influence of Mars.
Waite: A sculptor at his work in a monastery. Compare the design which illustrates the Eight of Pentacles. The apprentice or amateur therein has received his reward and is now at work in earnest.
Métier, trade, skilled labour; usually, however, regarded as a card of nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory.
Reversed: Mediocrity, in work and otherwise, puerility, pettiness, weakness.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
7 of Diamonds – An argument concerning finances, or on the job. Generally expected to be resolved happily.