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The Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meanings

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The Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meanings

As you go over the various scenarios on your head, the Seven of Swords tarot card cautions you that you may be overlooking some important details.

Your plans look good in theory, but it’s a good idea to go over everything with a fine toothed comb before you put them into practice.

The large Yellow sky in the Seven of Swords shows that you have put a lot of thought and creativity into them. But if you look closely, this scene takes place on a theater stage. In the Seven of Swords card, it suggests a disconnect between your ideas and the physical world.

It may well be that you overestimated your strength or underestimated the challenges before you.

Sneaking away from a military camp with swords he has stolen from the enemy, the man in this picture must leave two behind.

He smiles as he looks over his shoulder, thinking he has at least restored a balance of arms. But the astrological aspect, Moon in Aquarius, warns that this balance is fragile at best.

Maybe it’s only imaginary.

His Red cap and boots show that his thoughts and actions are more guided by passion than reason.

The man in the Seven of Swords may also be too secretive about his mission. Okay, when you’re about to steal swords from the enemy, that’s not something you want to tweet about to your zillion and a half followers. On the other hand, he can’t carry all the swords.

A single confidant would have made it possible to get the job done.

But maybe all that’s needed is a little more experience. The scene in the Seven of Swords tarot card shows a first understanding of the pattern in this suit. Odd numbers show intense activity. Even numbers show increasing rest and balance. Here is the first attempt to experiment with this pattern.

That’s what magic is all about.

No, the outcome isn’t a smashing success. But it’s far from a total loss.

You’re bound to scuff your knee a few times when you start riding your bike without those training wheels. But you’ll get better with practice.

Everyone does.

Upright Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meanings

The Seven of Swords tarot card points out that things are still in the conceptual/experimental stage.

It will be a while before you can bulk mail those press releases about your great discovery – or introduce it on some morning TV talk show.

But things are taking shape according to the Seven of Swords.

It’s a good idea to seek input from a friend or an expert you can trust.

A long term project you’ve been working on shows promise. But it still needs fine tuning.

It’s always a great feeling to type “The End” after you’ve been slaving over that novel for what feels like an eternity. Now the hard part begins, revising that 145,000 word monster. Welcome to the club. Any writer worth his salt knows it must be done.

Even a literary giant like Ernest Hemingway.

Did you know that he rewrote his classic A Farewell to Arms 39 times? When a reporter asked him what for, his answer was short and to the point, “Getting the words right.”

Of course, this principle applies to any other area of life, from job hunting to dating. It doesn’t matter how many resumes you send out, if you don’t attach a captivating cover letter, no one will even look at it.

When taking someone on a date, it’s a good idea to do your homework. If your date is lactose intolerant, don’t take him or her to a milkshake bar.

This may sound like a “Duh.” but the devil really is in the details and the Seven of Swords presents itself to alert you that missing the little details like this can undo your plans.

In a conflict situation, a direct, aggressive approach isn’t likely to succeed. It’s definitely a case of brains over brawns. You can outsmart your opponent and still win honorably.

Sometimes, the Seven of Swords tarot points out that your sense of isolation is self-inflicted. Others may have abused your trust in the past. Or you have confused self-sufficiency with a false sense of pride.

Remember that not everyone is out to get you and that accepting help in a time of need does not lessen your power.

Seven of Swords Reversed Tarot Card Meanings

When reversed, the Seven of Swords’ focus shifts from spying and secrecy to open communication. Don’t make any big moves just yet, though. Keep those wheels inside your head turning a little longer.

You’ve drawn confidence and encouragement from recent developments. But the tips of the remaining two swords are still buried in the Seven of Swords card. This means that you have a much better idea of the general direction.

However, the final outcome is not yet certain.

You still need to be careful about jumping to conclusions.

Others are giving you some terrific advice. You know this because you’re putting their ideas to the test. This encourages you to keep reaching out to others.

You’re finally coming out of your shell!

Now your challenge is to tell the difference between things that should be shared with others and things that shouldn’t.

If you’ve just been bitten by the social networking bug, a whole new world is opening up to you. Now you can the world about who you are and what happens in your daily life. But do people really need to know every little detail?

Wow, someone bought a doughnut at the convenience store …


When others tell you things in confidence, be sure to honor their trust. There’s a huge difference between just being chatty and blurting out secrets that can embarrass and hurt those who have shared them with you.

The reversed Seven of Swords tarot card also cautions against relying on others too much. They may give you good ideas, but in the end you’re still responsible for your own decisions. Unless someone deliberately misleads you, your failures are still your own.

So are your successes.

It’s great to be thankful for the help you’ve received, but don’t forget to take credit for your own achievements!

The Seven of Swords Tarot Card Metaphysical Correspondences:

Element: Air
Zodiac Signs : Aquarius
Healing Crystals : Clear Quartz

The Seven of Swords Card & Tarot Numerology

Kabbalistically, sevens are associated with Venus and desire.

In traditional Numerology, 7 corresponds to the creative impulses and rich imagination of Neptune. Here, they combine and bring a treasure trove of great ideas. It’s up to you, though, to make sure these ideas fully manifested in the material world.

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