Tarot Cards Meanings - The Suit of Swords - The Seven of Swords - meaning in detail

The Seven of Swords - tarot card meaning in detail

The Seven of Swords The Lord of Unstable Effort

Numerical Value: 7
Astrological Associations: Sagittarius, Virgo, Mercury

Full Meaning

The Seven of Swords is sometimes called 'Thief' card as traditional symbolism shows someone quickly managing to steal away with five of the seven swords. This card is indicative of someone trying to steal something from you. It does not necessarily need to be a physical thing. Indeed it could be something else like your reputation, honour, time, ideas or good standing. However in order to deal with the situation cunning and stealth must be used. A head on confrontation may result in the theft being simply denied and the perpetrator avoiding detection or getting away unchallenged. Should you find yourself in such a situation then the advice here is think like a thief to catch a thief and use all of your shrewdness. A different approach will help to obtain much better results for you. But always bear in mind that you need to be wary of hidden motives.

Traditional Symbolism

A man in the act of carrying away five swords rapidly; the two others of the card remain stuck in the ground. A camp is close at hand.

The Seven of Swords summary.

The Seven of Swords Card illustration.

The Suit of Swords.