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Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meanings

Discipline yourself to stay focused on the desired outcome and you will make your way past all competing circumstances.

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What does the Seven of Swords Tarot card mean?

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Seven of Swords Upright Meaning

The Seven of this suit typically refers to mental preparedness, acquired through the use of imagination, including the rehearsing and visualizing of desired results. This card represents the positive mental habits of a natural winner. The image most often associated with this card is that of a canny warrior who has infiltrated into the enemy camp on the eve of a fateful battle, checking out their preparations and stealing their swords. Such a move is guaranteed to demoralize the enemy and undermine their performance in the upcoming confrontation.

Putting it in modern terms, one who draws this card needs to work smarter, not harder. Think long and deep, study all the angles and put yourself in the shoes of your competition. As a result, you will have such a thorough grasp of the whole situation that there will be no surprises -- and no excuses for anything but success. Skillful preparation justifies the optimism of the natural winner.

Seven of Swords Reversed Meaning

When the Seven of Swords is reversed it reminds us that even heroic effort sometimes does not fully succeed or goes unappreciated. If you have done the best you could do and responded to the calls of conscience appropriately, you are still a noble soul.

When situations resist being helped, don't blame yourself for setbacks. At least you know in your heart that you gave it your best effort.

Seven of Swords Advice Position

The Seven of Swords in this position suggests that deep within you already know exactly what has to happen. You know what steps to take and what order to take them in to bring about a desirable outcome in this situation.

You may have enough of an overview to see how to advance through the maze and achieve your goal. Continue to envision unobstructed success. Even as the path you are walking changes and the circumstances around you obscure your view, keep the desired outcome clear and sharp in your mind. You will quite likely reach your goal and gain tremendous self esteem in the process.

Seven of Swords Love Position

With the Seven of Swords in this position, you have cultivated the attitudes, habits and disposition of a winner. You have trained yourself to instinctively notice the opportunity, positive potential or advantage in a situation with a possible love interest.

Although this may not be a characteristic you originally possessed, you have disciplined yourself in such a way that you naturally seek out the openings in your life. You have learned to look past all the obstacles and setbacks you encounter as if they were already conquered.

Seven of Swords Career Position

When the Seven of Swords is in this position, the situation calls out for a courageous person who can successfully transmit a positive and inspiring message. The current scene at work might be overrun with chaotic conditions because there is no designated nucleus for the effort. You may need to assign a leader to direct the efforts of your work force, someone who can speak for the big picture.

If you cannot find someone to lead from within the ranks, then an unlikely candidate may be drawn from the outside to serve this need. However it comes about, be open to a new infusion of leadership soon. Without this key person, the situation could linger without a clear and positive resolution.

Seven of Swords in a Yes or No Card Reading

The Seven of Swords is a card of sneakiness and deception. If you're looking for simple Yes or No guidance and receive the Seven of Swords, the answer is NO. Think about how honest you're being in your current situation -- and what may be holding you back from full transparency.