Seven of Swords: general, standing and reversed meaning

Seven of Swords, general description

Seven of Swords is the 65th card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

Seven of Swords shows the shadows of the Magician, as both cards share a golden background. The power of recognition and the clear thinking sharp intellect appears here in a negative way: they manifest in vulpinism, meanness and swindle.

In a more innocent interpretation, the card means astuteness, cunningness, sneaking away: the attitude of sweeping the problems under the carpet and not caring about them at all. However, it’s not clear at all who fools whom if we are the thief or the prey. Usually it’s the first one: we are the culprit.

Seven of Swords (futility), standing

An opportunity to withdraw from a hopeless situation and postpone your fights. Release from a situation that you should never had to encounter. You desperately try to solve a situation without conflict. Being honest and smart you can make the situation turn to profit.


Seven of Swords (futility), reversed

You are locked in a hopeless situation. A situation asks too much for you but you can’t accomplish it. You’re trapped in a dangerously crafted situation or in one that threatens you with a huge disappointment.