Seven Swords Tarot Card Meaning: Upright, Inverted, Keywords

Ok, who is hiding something?? When the Seven of Swords appears in a tarot reading, it’s often the first thought that comes to mind…after the shock, horror and disappointment have worn off. Yes, it’s a trickster card! Before you get carried away, know that it’s going to be fine! Remember that there are no bad tarot cards, just lessons we can learn from them – and this tarot card offers the opportunity to dig a little deeper to uncover some deceptions in your current situation.

Someone may not be lying here, but something is going on. Maybe they’re not very clear about their motivations or what they’re really doing. Or maybe, honey, it’s YOU who are a little less than honest! Are you twisting the truth in order to get what you want or get away with something?

Seven of Swords Keyword

Deceit, betrayal, trickery, lies, secrets, sneaky, strategic, a confession

Vertical Meaning of the Seven of Swords

There are so many reasons why people resort to lying. They may think they are sparing the other person’s feelings; they feel embarrassed and try to hide it; or something a little more indifferent and thoughtless happens. Either way, it’s incredibly manipulative and trust-breaking. When someone commits a deception like this, they rarely think about how it will affect the other person emotionally, but when all is revealed, the effects can be long lasting and even downright damaging. Whatever is going on here, for whatever reason, you need to know what it is. Sometimes we can move forward from a deception and restore trust, and other times it’s all too far. forgive and forget isn’t as easy as it looks, and either way, it’s time to deal with the situation once and for all.

If something is wrong with your current situation, then it probably isn’t. Don’t guess yourself or your instincts! Tap into your intuition to discern what is wrong and pay attention to what you find inside. If you’re worried that someone is being dishonest with you, it’s time to confront yourself. Give them a chance to confess and let you know what’s going on so you can decide how to move forward. The truth always comes out.

Seven of Swords Meaning Reversed

Let’s do a little check-in. Are you honest with yourself? Do you REALLY want to do what you are currently doing or have you convinced yourself to continue because that is what you MUST want? Or are you refusing to see your current situation for what it really is while ignoring your intuition…and your best friend who keeps questioning you in that annoying and disturbing way? Don’t do yourself the wrong of betraying your own happiness. If it’s not working or not good enough, it’s time to face reality and make some changes.

Some situations don’t show a clear or direct path to navigating how to move forward. In these cases, we have to be strategic in order to get what we want. It can be a little uncomfortable, but you have to put yourself and your priorities first. Instead of procrastinating or running away from your responsibilities, be more direct and say no to what you really can’t handle right now. It might disappoint others in the moment, but in the end it’s a much better option than being overwhelmed or unable to deliver. It’s the end of pleasing people before your own well-being and sanity.

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