Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meaning | California Psychics

Seven of Swords Keywords

Getting away with something, deception, trickery, lying, stepping into a trap, being manipulated.

Swords Suit Meaning

The Suit of Swords is associated with intellect, communication, logic and cunning. Some cards in this suit deal with aspects of emotional distress. Swords represent the element of Air, and the Air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Both the Suit of Swords and the element of Air are concerned with truth and wisdom. Just as air signs are nonjudgmental and constantly in pursuit of knowledge, the Swords are the cards that tell hardest truths. Depending on the deck, this suit could be called Knives, Blades, or Spades, to name a few.

General Meaning for the Seven of Swords

Sometimes life calls for shrewdness or doing something in secret. Perhaps someone wants to leave a bad situation by escaping without having to face the issue, or perhaps they are in it for personal gain. This card lets you know that there is dishonesty afoot. When you see the Seven of Swords in a reading it’s time to look closely at who might be deceiving you, and to also ask yourself if you’re being honest in your endeavors.

Seven of Swords in the Past/Yesterday Meaning

Consequences of past actions may be catching up to you. If you have wronged someone, it may be coming back to you karmically. It’s also possible that the Seven of Swords in the past position indicates that you escaped from a bad situation, perhaps through less than ideal means, and you are still dealing with the emotional fallout from that journey.

Seven of Swords in the Present/Today Meaning

When you see the Seven of Swords in the present position, it is a good indication that someone is lying to you, or perhaps that you are the one lying. Either way, there is a lot of misinformation in your life right now. If there is someone who you have been distrustful of but decided to give the benefit of the doubt, seek out more concrete information about their background and experience. If you find yourself juggling multiple lies just to get by, think about how you can change the situation.

Seven of Swords in the Future/Tomorrow Meaning

The Seven of Swords in the future position is a warning to be weary of people who talk a big game but can’t back up their actions. If you’re on the fence about a new partnership or venture, make sure you do your due diligence and research carefully. Remember that this card often indicates manipulation and dishonesty and tread carefully.

Love and Relationships Meaning for the Seven of Swords


If you’re looking for love, just make sure that you know as much as possible about any potential love interests. This is the time to be careful. If you’re looking into a specific romantic partner and see the Seven of Swords, it could be an indication that they are not trustworthy, or that there is, at the very least, things about their past that they are not telling you.


In a relationship reading, the Seven of Swords can often indicate cheating and/or deception. Sometimes it simply indicates that a partner may not have told you everything about themselves. If you have been having doubts about your current partner, the Seven of Swords is telling you that you likely do not have all of the information, and that honest communication is not happening.

Career Meaning for the Seven of Swords

Several possibilities can explain this card in a work reading. You may be considering taking a short cut at work that you can profit from. People you partner with may be deceiving you, or you may decide to just leave a company and go out on your own. In any circumstance, the Seven of Swords can be read as a warning. It is possible that you are being tricked, or that you simply do not have all of the information. Perhaps it’s being hidden from you, or perhaps it is something broader that the Universe is warning you about, that even those close to you are unaware of.

Financial Meaning for the Seven of Swords

Be careful in financial dealing as you may be taken advantage of or deceived in some way. The Seven of Swords always comes back to dishonesty and manipulation. Be very wary when it comes to financial choices if you see this card in the spread. Don’t make any big changes without research.

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