The Seven of Swords shows us a man looking over his shoulder whilst tiptoeing out of an enemy camp, with the swords he can grasp.
It is a credit to his thoughtfulness that he is leaving behind two swords so the enemy is not completely defensive. There are times in life when one needs to be diplomatic. Sometimes saying what is at the tip of your tongue may not be the wisest thing to do.
The Seven of Swords is a time when you are being asked to think out of the box and change the manner in which you have been operating. This is a good time to begin to soothe old wounds and allow both doubt and regret to wash over you. Perhaps the shining sun will now show you things and you may see the other camp and observe their motivations. For now, it is a good time to even the playing field with your agility, resourcefulness and astuteness.
This card definitely talks about mind games and asks you to think your way out of a problem. Brawn, brute strength may only serve to cause harm. This card distasteful as it is is about underhanded dealings. The man here is a spy, after all. Do make sure that your house is in order, and so as not to discuss your plans- personal or professional with anyone for there can be the stealing of ideas involved as well.
If you relate to the man on the card, then do remember that being ethical and being smart can go hand in hand. The man is carrying the swords in a manner that is dangerous and can cut through his hands. The card reminds you that sneaking on someone can cause problems so do safeguard yourself.
Perhaps the most potent advice of this card is that sometimes you need to stand up for yourself and take what is due to you if it is not offered up. The man is not without heart and he does leave behind two swords when he can clearly carry them all away!! So if you need to take what’s yours, do so, since no one is going to offer you a silver platter. Be clear about what you want and go for it while avoiding the drama that will ensue if you plan to announce your intentions to the world.
Meditation on the Seven of Swords
“If what you’ve done over the past 5 years hasn’t worked for you, then change what you’re doing or the next 5 years will be the same”
- What do you need to change to get the results you need?
- Have you secured your home, work and intellectual property against any possible theft?
- What is due to you, that you need to take back?
- How can you be ethical and sneaky simultaneously?
The Swords at a Glance
- Ace 23 Sep-21Dec
- Two 23 Sep -02 Oct
- Three 02-12 Oct
- Four 13-22 Oct
- Five 20-29Jan
- Six 30 Jan -08 Feb
- Seven 9-18 Feb
- Eight 21- 30 May
- Nine 1-10 Jun
- Ten 11-20 Jun
- Page 21 Dec – 20 Mar
- Knight 10 Jan-8 Feb
- Queen 12 Sep-12 Oct
- King 11 May-10Jun
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