Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Air, analytical thought and intellect. Suit of challenges.
Keywords and Phrases:
Caution, handle with care.
Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meanings
A man exits an ornate gateway with an armful of Swords, although his attention remains fixed upon the two laid scattered and left behind. The open gate leads to a calm pastoral landscape, away from the enclosed scene of what appears to be a rushed or poorly executed plan.
For some, the Seven of Swords represents dubious activities that aren’t above board, acting in a way that is dishonourable, or trying to get away with something, probably something you shouldn’t. It can also show if someone has designs on something but their motives aren’t good and the plan could fail.
With the Gilded Tarot I tend to use the Five of Swords as the ‘sneaky’ card, but the Seven of Swords has been most reliable to represent a situation where you feel you’re having to tiptoe around someone, as if walking on eggshells, or having to handle something with a kid-gloves approach. It may be that you have such a situation that requires very careful planning and handling in order for progress to be made.
If reversed, danger averted, advice that can’t be trusted, or possibly arguments.
Seven of Swords Tarot Card Combinations
Due to the nature of the Seven of Swords it comes in very useful for highlighting those areas that require a softly-softly approach. In simple lines, pay particular attention to what precedes and follows to see what needs to be handled with care and what the outcome would be. As an easy example…
Five of Wands > Seven of Swords > Ace of Swords: Carefully planning your strategy against the competition brings you out on top.
Nine of Cups > Seven of Swords: Your wish may come with an unexpected twist! In the opposite order, taking a good deal of care and planning in order to manifest your wishes.
Three of Swords > Seven of Swords > Ten of Wands: Constantly tip-toeing around others in a fraught and pressured situation takes its toll and gradually wears you down.
Seven of Swords > Knight of Pentacles: A long term strategy and careful plan eventually comes to fruition, almost suggests this will require micro-managing in fine detail.
Seven of Swords > The Magician: Can suggest skillful manipulation and tactical planning to acquire a desired outcome.
The Emperor > Seven of Swords: Exercise care and caution with authority figures; tiptoeing around the boss.
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