Seven of Swords


Seven of SwordsVisually, the figure appears to be taking nearly everything, perhaps all he can carry. He seems unconcerned about safety, as he’s carrying five swords by their blades.

Don’t forget swords can cut both ways. Are you the person carrying this dangerous burden? What are you leaving behind in the process? Will all this be worth it? What will you gain from this?

Swords represent knowledge, and the element of air.  Is this about gathering ideas and data for research? Are you breaking down a problem into smaller, more manageable parts? Whatever you have planned, be careful. There will be repercussions to your actions.


The Seven of Swords adds deception.

Major Arcana

Magician (Cobbler): When the Seven of Swords is combined with the Magician (Cobbler in some decks), someone is trying to trick or deceive.
Hierophant: When the Seven of Swords is in combination with the Hierophant, it suggests some misuse of power, deception, or manipulation in the spiritual realm.
Lovers: If any cards from the suit of Swords come after the Lovers, it indicates the end of a relationship.
The Hanged Man: When the Seven of Swords is combined with the Hanged Man, it represents a traitor.

The Suit — Swords

The sword cuts and dissects. Swords represents the element of air. They are intellect. They are double-sided, which allows them to both damage and heal. The images in the suit might be alarming to some, but they are not simply aggressive. Yes, we can use blades to inflict pain, but we also use them to carve, shave, and trim.

Number — 7

Seven is a number of mastery, reflection, and assessment.

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