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The Meaning of
the "Seven of Swords" Tarot Card

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Quick Tarot Meanings:

Lack of Purpose
A confusion of options causes goals to become confused. To go in circles or waste time. A need for assistance and guidance goes unanswered.

What is the inverted meaning of
the "Seven of Swords"?

A renewed energy. A new plan creates clarity and a new ambition. Assistance and guidance from a mentor.

Advanced tarot interpretation

(Applies to the upright position)

The Symbolism in the "Seven of Swords" Tarot Card:

A thief makes off with all of the swords that he can carry - five out of the seven in the card. Behind him is a carnival or camp. His body language is sneaky, from the way that he seems to be tiptoeing and looking back over his shoulder at the carnival and the remaining two swords.

The Meaning of the "Seven of Swords" Tarot Card:

Sneakiness, lack of communication. Someone is actively trying to cover up something that they have done or stolen something necessary to the individual. Conflicting interests cause stagnation in a situation. A plan that is on unsteady ground, a course not well thought out or executed. This card refers to theft of all kinds - theft of time, theft of information, theft of proper communication. The individual in the card appears to be thieving for the sake of thieving, not for any further purpose. General mischief and upheaval.

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