Seven of Swords: Predictive Tarot Card Meanings

Lies, Deception, That which is Unfair, Arguments, Irritations, Treason Against you or Another, Betrayal, Dishonestly

The 7 of Swords is the card of betrayal. When you have received this card, you can be guaranteed that someone in your life is up to no good.

There are people who are have surrounded yourself with who are not being loyal. You may think that they are your friends, but they are willing to throw you under the bus the first chance they get. They want what you have and are going to hurt your feelings in order to get it.

   
  
 
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    In a Tarot card reading, The Seven of Swords in a spread can be a symbol of lies and dishonesty. This post includes a vintage and modern fortune telling meanings of The 7 of Swords, ideal for the advanced reader or those just learning the cards. These interpretations can be used with any of the decks (Rider Waite, Marseilles etc). Cards used in this post are The Laughing Eye, Weeping Eye Tarot Deck.

Sometimes, the 7 of Swords can symbolize you getting the blame for something which you did not do. Others may be more than willing to sell you out because they do not want outsiders to see their own flaws and insecurities. Therefore, you will become the scapegoat.

There will be times when the 7 of Swords represents your own deception. You may be attempting to get away with doing something which you know you should not be doing. Perhaps, you will be engrossed in an affair, a scandal or even partake in breaking the law.

There is also the possibility that you’re trying to fool yourself. You will probably be aware of your own unhappiness in a situation but try to convince yourself everything is fine. Are you trying to stick it out in a loveless relationships? Have you went into a particular career field for the wrong reasons? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then the results of your self-deception will begin to affect you emotionally. 

If the 7 of Swords lands in an outcome or future position of a Tarot reading, it means that the situation you are reading on will end in betrayal. Alternatively, it can mean that something will end, not for any fault of your own, but because of the interference of other people. 

Like most Tarot cards, the 7 of Swords has a silver lining. If it appears as a positive, it means that, while your intentions may not be pure, that doesn’t mean that you will not get what you want. If you’re the one attempting to deceive others, you will get away with it. Another positive can also be found in the Seven of Sword’s Historical Meaning.

The Seven of Swords’ Historical Meaning

This point in time could represent a turning point for you. An ancient interpretation of the 7 of Swords is that it represents confidence and making attempts at getting what you want. You may want nothing more than to go for your heart’s deepest desire, at any cost, you will begin to make their dreams a reality. 

The Seven of Swords in a Love Reading

I often see the 7 of Swords in love readings where the individual has rose tinted glasses on; you’re blinded to the truth of your relationship. There is a deliberate attempt to overlook your partner’s flaws and all can come crashing down in the future. If the 7 of Swords appears in the outcome or future position of a love Tarot spread, this means that you will one day get a wake up call. One day you will realize that your partner is not all they appear to be.

Another possibility, is that you will be unfaithful to your partner. If you already have, the 7 of Swords is a sign that you will be able to cover up your infidelity for the foreseeable future.

If you’re wondering what a partner (or potential partner’s) feelings are the 7 of Swords means they do not have loving intentions. Sadly, there is a possibility that they are secretly pinning for someone else. If you suspect infidelity, I have an infidelity spread in my Love Tarot Spreads e-book which can help you get to the bottom of this and many other areas in your love life. 

The Seven of Swords in a Business Reading

In a business reading, the 7 of Swords can mean that your business is unethical in some way. It is possible that you do not have your clients/customers best interests at heart. However, I usually read the 7 of Swords in a business Tarot reading as symbolizing the fact that you are not honest with yourself.

Perhaps you have built a business around something which you are not really passionate about or your passion has changed overtime. And, if you don’t feel this way now but The 7 of Swords has landed in a future or outcome position, this is a sign that you will change focus in the future. Be honest with yourself and build your business based on what you want not what you think you should be providing.

The Seven of Swords as a Yes or No

The Seven of Swords is a no.

The Seven of Swords as a Positive

In a positive reading, the Seven of Swords can predict;

- Getting what you want despite having bad motives

- Getting what you want despite resorting to dishonest tactics

- Confidence

- Attempt at a goal

The Seven of Swords as a Negative

In a more negative reading, the Seven of Swords can predict;

- Someone will betray you

- Someone will betray you and get away with it

- You’re dishonest with others

- You’re dishonest with yourself

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Cards used in this post are The Laughing Eye, Weeping Eye Tarot Deck. 


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    Illustration: In a Tarot card reading, The Seven of Swords in a spread can be a symbol of lies and dishonesty. This post includes a vintage and modern fortune telling meanings of The 7 of Swords, ideal for the advanced reader or those just learning the cards. These interpretations can be used with any of the decks (Rider Waite, Marseilles etc). Cards used in this post are The Laughing Eye, Weeping Eye Tarot Deck.

Illustration: In a Tarot card reading, The Seven of Swords in a spread can be a symbol of lies and dishonesty. This post includes a vintage and modern fortune telling meanings of The 7 of Swords, ideal for the advanced reader or those just learning the cards. These interpretations can be used with any of the decks (Rider Waite, Marseilles etc). Cards used in this post are The Laughing Eye, Weeping Eye Tarot Deck.