Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Seven of Swords

The Seven of Swords is the seventh tarot card in the suit of Swords. The illustration is particularly apt here; your first thought is likely a good insight into what the card means. The cards usually symbolise the person receiving the reading, but in this case, it’s sensible to consider all possibilities. The important thing isn’t to jump to conclusions when you read the meanings below.

Below, you will find details of the card meanings of The Seven of Swords tarot card. But first…

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Seven of Swords in a sentence

The Seven of Swords represents deception, theft and underhand tactics.

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    Seven of Swords in a time-based position

    Past – The Seven of Swords card in the Past position could mean a past period of conflict, but more strongly signifies a time when somebody went behind your back to do something either to spite you, or otherwise through malice. It’s affected how you think and feel, but luckily you’re aware of it now. You’re learning to trust people again.

    Present – The Seven of Swords in the present position can mean that somebody is working on a scheme that will affect you negatively. They may even be pestering you or goading you into doing something which you’ll regret. You’ll have to be the bigger person in this case and either ignore it or take productive steps to stop this happening. If you’ve drawn the Seven of Swords in the present position, make sure to check the ‘Life issues’ below for further information.

    Future – The Seven of Swords tarot card in the future position suggests that the path you’re currently on will irk and bother some people. This doesn’t mean it’s the wrong decision by any means. If you understand how your plans may annoy others, look into tweaking them to make things easier for everyone, yourself included. There may be other ways to proceed in future which you haven’t considered yet. Don’t rush into something knowing that somebody will get hurt.

    The Seven of Swords in regards to life issues

    Work / Education – Make sure nobody is going behind your back to sabotage your work. This could be a colleague who would gain from your failing. Keep a watchful eye out on how your failing would benefit others, especially if they are in a position of power. Rumours may also be spreading about you or somebody in your work or school, which you’d be best to steer completely clear of. Now isn’t the time for harmful gossip. If you think someone is out to sabotage, look into clever ways of protecting what you’re doing. Tell others your plans and save backups.

    Romance – The Seven of Swords tarot card in love is a mixed blessing. You have to trust each other right now. Things may start getting rocky. Keeping secrets from each other is never healthy, no matter how big. You can’t live on a lie at all. You’ve got to talk about your relationship, not in a serious tone, but make sure to spend time with each other; no distractions, just time together. If you are keeping secrets or possibly some hidden personal history, then expect your partner to find out soon. If you’re single, then remember that Soyuz need to present yourself as who you are if you want to find the right partner. You can’t put on a facade every day.

    Friends – The Seven of Swords in regards to friendship is letting you know that someone might be being a bit sly or underhand in regards to gossip or rumours. If there is a current ‘rift’ in your friendship group, try to see if anybody is making it worse for their own means and make others aware. On the off chance that you might own something with a group of friends, or maybe you work together or a project; you’d do well to see if anybody is abusing the trust the others have placed on them.

    Money – The Seven of Swords tarot card in regards to money means you should play it safely. Don’t give money to people you don’t trust, and don’t buy when a deal looks better than it should be. Also, someone may be taking more than their fair share from you. This is especially relevant if you employ any people. Make sure you are paying them fairly, but also paying them their worth.

    Health – The Seven of Swords in health can remind you to stop fooling yourself. If you have any harmful addictions, you need to start working on ways to give them up. Addictions as a concept are bad, not being able to live with something is an unhealthy attachment that keeps us tethered. If you’re ill, or know somebody who is, get a few opinions from trusted people. Don’t take the first person’s word for the cause and jump to conclusions.

    Spirituality and Mentality – The Seven of Swords in spirituality reminds you to think first and act later. Take a step back, are you currently on the right, sensible path? Are you being misled? There’s a lot of disinformation out there just to get you to buy a product, make sure you aren’t being exploited by anybody.

    The Seven of Swords Reversed

    To exploit others to get ahead is a shady tactic employed by many. If you’ve done something wrong, then the best thing you can do is own up to it. Don’t even think about passing blame or absolving yourself, in this case, only others can forgive you. The Seven of Swords reversed likely represents you at a time when you were doing something secretive, but it seems that the secret is becoming public knowledge. How you deal with this now is up to you, but consider being open, honest and humble.

    Numerology of The Seven of Swords

    Seven represents introspection and thought. The enneagram is a good representation of seven. The Seven of Swords in regards to numerology reminds you to think about the motives of others. You may feel that others may be deceiving you. Think before you act.  If you have many sevens in a reading, it could suggest the need to calm down and think about your situation, even if you feel the need to get away or act now.

    Keywords for the Seven of Swords

    Deception, illusions, betrayal, loss of possessions

    Other associations of The Seven of Swords

    Element: Air

    As a Yes or No question: No

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    Article Info

    Date: Oct 10, 2015
    Amelie Rose Estrela is a gifted psychic and lead author for tarot-explained. She has written many articles on a variety of topics within the spirituality niche, including Psychics & Mediums, Tarot & Angel Readings, Love & Relationships, Spells & Magic and Astrology & Horoscopes (the topic of her e-book).