General Interpretation and Meaning of the Seven of Swords - Upright & Reversed

by astrology valley Oct 25 2021

Seven of Swords is one of the Minor Arcana cards of the Tarot deck. The Seven of Swords Tarot card shows a man carrying five swords on his shoulder. As he sneaks out of the military camp with the swords in his hands, he looks over the two swords he left behind with a smile on his face. He seems content with himself for being able to escape without being noticed by anyone. His smile exudes confidence and pride. Little did he know that a group of soldiers has discovered the theft and they are raising red flags.  

From the description of the card, it can be deduced that it is a card of treachery, theft, and betrayal. This card indicates that you are also planning to deceive someone behind their back. Seeing the smile on the person’s face it can be concluded that this card is the symbol of mental preparedness and clever tactics. This Minor Arcana card indicates that you would get yourself into a dangerous, risky, and difficult situation.  

General interpretation and meaning of the Upright Seven of Swords 

In a general context, the Seven of Swords card represents treachery and deception. The appearance of this card in your Tarot reading indicates that you or your close friend is having a difficult time getting away with something. There will be circumstances in your life that will force you to be sneaky. So, you will plan your tactics in advance and very cleverly try to implement them. However, there are chances that you will be discovered while committing the felony. You will be very embarrassed once you are caught. So, consider this while thinking if the risk is worth taking.  


Alternatively, you could also be betrayed by a close friend. You may trust someone, seeing their good behavior and everything. But ultimately you will realize that they had their agenda behind their convincing smile and sweet nature. So, look out for sneaky behavior and listen to your intuition if you doubt anything. You should also investigate on your own if you have second thoughts about anything.  

Love & Relationships (Upright) 

The appearance of the Seven of Swords card in your love Tarot reading is not a good omen. This is an indication of infidelity in your relationship. There will be lies, cheating, and deception in your relationship. You will have many misunderstandings which might be because of one or both of you. One of you is not being honest about your feelings. Instead of being honest, you are manipulating the thinking of the other. Consider the long-term consequences of your lies before blabbering them.  

This card also represents your enemies masquerading as friends. They might stir misunderstandings in your relationship. As long as they are present, you will not be able to solve your problems with your partner. So, you need to make some firm decisions to save your relationship. Be upfront about what you instead of playing games with them.  

If you are single, you may meet someone who looks good on the outside but they are manipulative and deceitful. So, do not judge anyone by the outer appearance and pretentious nature. Give them some time to get used to you and your ways. Do not commit yourself to anyone unless you are a hundred percent sure.  

Money & Career Interpretation (Upright) 

The appearance of this card in your career Tarot reading indicates that there will be deceit in your workplace. Your colleagues will try to undermine you. They could take advantage of your behavior and take all major opportunities and projects from you. They would spread lies about you to demean you in public. Beware of such people and maintain distance from them. Do not share anything with them.  

This card is the indication to use your strengths like your sharp wit and agility in your work. Use your adaptability and resourcefulness to stay ahead of others. Use your smart strategies in your business to make progress.  

Financially, this card is an indication to avoid taking risks. While you may get away with it, you may have to pay the cost for your decision. So, only do what you are a hundred percent sure about.  

Health Interpretation (Upright) 

In the context of health, the upright Seven of Swords indicate that you must find out the root cause for your bad health. Your doctor might have missed some symptoms. So, it will be better to get a second opinion. This card serves as a warning not to take your health lightly. You should not engage in anything that could be dangerous for your health. Take all the necessary precautions and your medicines to avoid danger to your health.  

Spiritual Interpretation (Upright) 

In the spiritual context, the upright Seven of Swords warn you to beware of deception. You could be deceived by your teachers, colleagues, friends, and even your partner. So, listen to your intuition and conscience and look for reasons. If you use your brain, you will get the answers to your questions.  

General interpretation and meaning of the Reversed Seven of Swords 

In the general context, the appearance of this card means the regaining of your conscience. It means that you are not very proud of some of the things you did before and now you are ready to confess your guilt feelings. It represents the turning over of a new life or the beginning of a new chapter of life.  


Alternatively, this could also mean that your deceiving nature will increase more than before. It could mean that your conscience which was asleep earlier is now dead and you will go to any extent to achieve your goals. It indicates that you lack the guts to rectify your mistakes. Instead of correcting them, you are stuck deeper inside them.  

But as dishonesty never works for long, this card indicates that your dishonesty and evil works will come to light. You will finally be punished for your wrongdoings and crimes. The positive side of this card is that trust might be broken in the beginning but now you are on the road to repairing it. There will be a desire to collaborate with people while doing a task instead of doing it alone.  

Love & Relationships Interpretation (Reversed) 

In the context of love, the appearance of reversed Seven of Swords card indicates that there have been deceit and treachery in your relationship. Now will be the time when the truth will come to light and it could be out in several ways. The cheater, either or partner or you, you will be caught red-handed while cheating. The other possibility can be that they will finally regain their conscience and admit to their crimes in front of you. They will apologize to you. The last possibility is that they will not understand their fault and leave you for good.  

If you are single, you could come across a dangerous person who is pretending to be nice. So, beware about who to trust. Do not talk to anyone unless you know their complete background. The reversed card might also indicate the time when you will get ready to give up your games and be ready to accept your genuine feelings in front of your partner.  

Money & Career Interpretation (Reversed) 

The appearance of the reversed Seven of Swords in your career Tarot reading indicates that your deceit will be exposed at your workplace. It indicates that your conscience will finally kick in and you will accept your mistakes  

Alternatively, the two-faced people at your workplace who cheated on you will be exposed. They will try to escape from the consequences of their actions but you will not let them escape. Now, they will pay for their deeds.  

This card might also indicate that is time to change your strategies at work as they are not working. You must sit and plan something more creative and advanced to make things work. Financially, you must pay your taxes that are due. Escaping from doing what is right might get you into trouble.  

Health Interpretation (Reversed) 

The appearance of this card in your health Tarot reading is your cue to listen to your body. You have been ignoring your body for a long time. You are ignoring the pain and the warning bells your body is ringing. But now is the time to accept the fact that you are not well and take necessary actions to rectify it now. Visit a doctor and take proper treatment before your body deceives you.  

Spiritual Interpretation (Reversed) 

The appearance of the reversed Seven of Swords card in your Tarot reading means that you will receive spiritual guidance from someone. However, you will ignore them because of your arrogance. But their wisdom is helpful for you although not fully. They will have an ulterior motive to talk to you. So, instead of ignoring them, listen to them and think about what you could take from them, and leave the rest.