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Seven of Swords

In a general context, the Seven of Swords represents deception, lies, trickery, cheating and lack of conscience.  This card also signifies mental manipulation, tactics, scheming, cunning, enemies who masquerade as friends and spies in your camp. It is a Minor Arcana card of dangerous or risky behaviour, daring, courage and staying ahead of the game. The Seven of Swords can also represent flexibility, adaptability, sharp wit, resourcefulness, being strategic or being overly rational. This Tarot card can also signify underhanded behaviour, theft, burglary, fraud, dodgy deals and a general lack of conscience. It represents escaping detection and getting away with something.

In a general context, the Seven of Swords reversed signifies coming clean and one’s conscience kicking in so if you have done something you are not proud of you may find yourself confessing and turning over a new leaf. It can represent careers in the military or security. Alternatively, this Minor Arcana card reversed represents pathological liars, serial cheaters, people who are malicious or so two faced they are toxic or dangerous to be around. It also represents slander, blackmail and con artists. The Seven of Swords reversed can also signify ignoring warning signs, being outsmarted or finding that your strategies or plans are unworkable. This Tarot card can also be an indicator that you are lacking a backbone, behaving in cowardly manner, stealing credit for other people’s achievements or running away from consequences. It may also represent ignoring warning signs or getting caught.