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 someone feels about you and you draw the Seven of Swords, it means that this person is feeling deceived by you. They feel suspicious and mistrustful. They may be wondering about your faithfulness. They feel cautious, and they are wondering how they should proceed.
Alternatively, this person may also be feeling like they cannot be themselves around you. They feel like they have to put up a mask. They are afraid that they will not be accepted by you, if you know who they really are.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Seven of Swords means that this person is feeling concerned. For some reason, they do not feel like they can be fully themselves around you. They feel like they always have to put up a mask. They are afraid of your overreactions, and this is causing them great stress and anxiety. This could be founded in reality, or it could be a projection based on their previous bad experiences in other relationships. In any case, you will need to be able to have open communication with each other in order for a relationship to succeed.
For existing relationships, the Seven of Swords indicates that this person is feeling suspicious and mistrustful. They feel like it’s hard to be honest with each other in your relationship. This deceit goes both ways. They could feel like you are deceiving them, but they could also be feeling like they are deceiving you. They are afraid that you will not be happy with them, if you learn the truth. There is a lot that needs to be clarified in your relationship. You need an open and honest conversation to clear the air.
If you are asking about an old flame or an ex’s feelings about you, the Seven of Swords indicates that they feel that your relationship had too much deception going on. They may feel guilty about lying and cheating, but ultimately, they don’t see a way to fix it, because they feel selfish. They are always looking out for themselves, always looking out for number one. If you are wondering about reconciliation or getting back together, this is not a great sign.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Seven of Swords is a sign that your partner isn’t being honest with you about how they’re feeling about moving the relationship forward. They are partially afraid of hurting your feelings, and partially confused about what they want. For this to move forward, you both need to feel comfortable being honest with each other.
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When the Seven of Swords is reversed, it means that this person is feeling like they can be honest with you now. This person is releasing the burden of any lies and deception in your relationship in the past. It hasn’t been easy for them to carry the weight of dishonesty. They had to deal with the constant anxiety of being found out.
This person may also be feeling tired of playing games with you. They feel like they are constantly being tested, and they are tired of it. They want the pretensions to be dropped, and for there to be honesty between you.
For singles and those in new relationships, the Seven of Swords reversed is a sign of feeling tired of playing games. This person wants your relationship to be honest and straightforward. They are tired of playing the same old games. They want your relationship to be founded on an honest foundation, because they believe that it is worth it.
For those in committed relationships, the Seven of Swords reversed is a sign of feeling relieved. They have released the burden off of their shoulders of any lies and deception that they’ve been carrying in your relationship. They are ready to come clean, and they feel good about it. They are tired of the games and the deception. They just want everything to be honest from here on out.
If you are asking about an ex’s feelings about you, the Seven of Swords reversed means that they have let go of the deception surrounding your previous relationship. They are tired of being dishonest. They are tired of having to remember all of their lies. They are ready for a fresh start. If you are wondering about reconciliation or getting back together, this is a sign that there is a possibility for you two to start anew here.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Seven of Swords reversed means that they are feeling like they can finally be honest with you now. If you haven’t had the talk yet, you will have it soon, and they will tell you where they are at. Listen to them carefully and then assess how that fits into your vision of the future. If it is aligned, it is time to move forward. If not, you have their honest answer.
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For relationships and feelings, 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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