The Seven of Swords is the card of lies, deception, scheming, cunning, and resourcefulness. This card depicts a man sneaking away from a military camp with five swords in his arms. He looks over his shoulder at the two swords that he’s left behind. He is smirking, signaling that he is proud to have slipped away unnoticed.
The Seven of Swords reminds us that there is a light and dark side to everything. The card represents the deception that is often present in relationships, because we are afraid that we cannot be accepted as we are. It also represents the healthy boundary of putting yourself first. Remember that you cannot give to others what you do not give to yourself. Your needs are just as important.
If you are asking about how your ex feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Seven of Swords, it can mean that this person has lost their trust in you. They feel deceived and tricked by you. Your ex is suspicious of your actions and motives. Alternatively, they may feel like they need to put on a mask around you, perhaps they fear judgment. They may be wary of reconciling with you. Or, if they’ve given up hope, they might want to walk away.
Seven of Swords as reconciliation is a sign of solitude. There is an atmosphere of mistrust and suspicion. You and your partner could find it difficult to be intimate because of unresolved resentments. You don’t feel like you’re a unit in this relationship. Another meaning of this card is having to hide behind a mask. Your person could feel anxious about how you would judge or react to a side of them. Or they could try to hide aspects of themselves that previous partners judged harshly in them. Alternatively, as a couple, you may spend a lot of time apart from each other.
When your ex thinks about reconciliation with you, they feel a lack of trust. They could have lost trust in you, or they could lack trust in themselves. If third parties or sneaky behavior were an issue before, they are afraid these patterns will repeat themselves. Your ex could feel burdened by secrets. They could be keeping secrets to protect your feelings or hiding dishonest behavior. Your person could have selfish motivations for reuniting, or they could feel you are selfish.
If you’ve recently split up, Seven of Swords means your ex is hiding something. They could be hiding how hurt they really are about your breakup. Your ex could also be hiding the real reason they asked to break up with you. Your person just wants to be left alone right now. They are enjoying their solitude and singlehood. Perhaps they felt your relationship was too riddled with deception to salvage.
If you’ve been in separation for a while, Seven of Swords means your ex feels mentally separated from you. Reconciliation is not on their mind. They are mainly focused on themselves right now. Your ex thinks your relationship was burdened with too much deception to fix. This could have been on their part or your part. If they were unfaithful, they may feel guilty and ashamed of what they did. But ultimately, your ex is in a selfish mindset, and they haven’t changed.
If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, Seven of Swords means there is a lack of openness regarding what they want out of the relationship. One or both of you could have ulterior motives for staying. This card could indicate selfishness. Lack of honest communication and infidelity could also be an issue. There could be fears about hurting the other as well as getting hurt. Trust issues could make this relationship difficult to sustain long-term.
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If you are asking about how your ex feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Seven of Swords reversed, it means they’ve gotten tired of playing games. If you were to reconcile, this person would want a straightforward and honest relationship. They want to get their act together and they hope you will do the same. Your ex wants clear communication, faithfulness, and zero pretenses. Unless these requirements are met, your ex is unlikely to want to reunite.
Seven of Swords reversed as reconciliation is a sign of an “open book” of a relationship. If they wronged you in the past, they are ashamed of what they did. Your partner wants honest communication and transparency. This is a relationship where both parties no longer need to hide who they are, or hide the relationship from others. You both find secrecy and lies to be burdensome. Both of you just want an easy-going relationship that feels lighthearted.
When your ex thinks about reconciliation with you, they feel tired of dishonesty and secrets. While open to reconciliation, this person is not interested in living a life of lies and secrets. If they’ve treated you unfairly, they regret it. Your ex may want to come clean, and they’re ready to face the consequences. They want to make things right by doing the right thing.
If you’ve recently split up, Seven of Swords reversed means they regret the deception and games. They’re beginning to realize that life would have been easier if they conducted themselves with integrity. Your ex is tired of the drama and passive-aggressive communication.
If they agree to reconcile, they just want a simple and straightforward relationship where people say what they mean.
If you’ve been in separation for a while, Seven of Swords reversed means they feel like they can finally be open and honest with you. It may have taken them years and some maturing. But your ex is finally ready to live their life with integrity. They regret any past dishonesty. Your ex expects transparency and honesty from you too. If you are open to forgiving each other, reconciliation is possible.
If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, Seven of Swords reversed means you’re both tired of the drama. Both of you are sick playing mind games and communicating in code. You’re both realizing how exhausting keeping up with lies and secrets can be. If you can be transparent and process the truth with little judgment, the future might look brighter. There is hope if you both rebuild this relationship on an honest foundation.
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For relationships and reconciliation, the Seven of Swords represents deception. We always want to show our best selves to our love. Sometimes this can go too far and get into the arena of deceit. The Seven of Swords is a reminder that in the long run, honesty in a relationship will serve us much better than lies.
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