Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Seven of Swords Tarot Card Keywords

Dishonesty, cunning, manipulation, cheating, refusal to face the truth, opposition.

Seven of Swords Tarot Card Description

The idea that there is something mystical about the number is widespread. Seeing seven magpies means a secret is about to be revealed, the seventh child of a seventh child is said to possess psychic abilities and so forth. The Seven of Swords also promises a revelation, though it may not be a particularly pleasant one.

Upright Meaning

If you have done or said something you regret, you may soon find that everyone else has discovered your little secret. Even if at the time you thought your action was for the best, it is quite likely that the truth is about to come to light which could prove at best uncomfortable, and at worse decidedly difficult. You could also feel the urge to make yourself scarce. Is this really an urge to take time out to recharge your batteries, or are you trying to avoid your responsibilities or avoid facing the music over something you have done? In relationships, commitment could become something of a sticking point; it could be your squeeze that squirms at the thought of committing themselves, but it’s more likely to be you who succumbs to an attack of the vapours. You also need to be aware that someone could have a few secrets that you need to discover. This could be an errant lover or a third party with designs on your beau. The Seven of Swords also warns that there is something underhand going on around you. Sometimes this is as concrete as theft, so be sure to lock up your bike and keep your valuables safe. On the other hand, you might need to remember the old line that just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. If you run a business, make sure that any contracts are watertight and that any orders you receive can be paid for. Equally, if you work with other people, keep an eye out for skulduggery and backstabbing, someone may seem pleasant enough to your face but they could have an agenda that requires your removal from the scene.

Reversed Meaning

The truth can hurt, but not facing the facts, however distasteful they may be, can be worse in the long run. You need to be totally honest with yourself about your situation. If you are in a dispute of some kind, you need to be bold and decisive. At the moment, you may have the upper hand, but a faint heart never won anything. Any plans or ambitions you have should be subject to constant vigilance. Even if you appear to be gaining ground, you must not relax your grasp on the reins just yet.

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