The 7 of swords tarot card is one of leaving under not the best circumstances. Be stealthy and take your exit, but do not be deceived.
I suggest, while looking at this card description, you have your tarot deck in front of you and decide for yourself if you agree with the feelings on this page or if the card represents something entirely different to you.
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A few words to describe the card:
Deception, stealth, thievery
7 of Swords
The imagery of the 7 of swords tarot card is often of a person stealing away in the middle of the night. They are looking back, almost as if trying to make sure no one is following them.
Often they are carrying more swords than they can hold, but also leave some behind. This may be something that you want to come back for later, or just something you’re willing to leave behind.
This is a person who does not feel comfortable with where they were, so they’re trying to leave. Leaving the situation while they can. Use the stealthiness and quiet that’s attributed with this card and sneaking, to take your exit.
Alternatively, this card can also represent thievery, being quick in the night, taking what may not belong to you.
When you see this card, it can represent someone else deceiving you as well, or something. Make sure to pay close attention and tread lightly, for you don’t know what’s around the corner.
Just be sure you aren’t deceiving yourself when you see this card. You can’t trick your own heart into believing some things.
Still confused about the meanings of the cards? A few tools that have been really helpful for me have been: practice, taking the time to look at each card, read books like Tarot: Learn How to Read and Interpret the Cards by Kim Arnold. Or try out tarot spreads! Try doing a simple reading every day. The Labyrinthos app is really helpful too. Or try some that I’ve created by looking here: Tarot Spreads.
Want other comparisons of tarot cards? Find those here! It might help you better understand how tarot decks are different.