The Seven Of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Have you had a Seven of Swords Tarot card in your reading and don’t know what it means? Maybe you were offered a meaning, but you want to know what other interpretations are out there? Or are you curious and want to know more? No matter your reason, we are here with the answers for you! 

Well, no more! Today, we are here with all the answers you need. Keep reading to find out what the upright and reversed Seven of Swords Tarot card means, and everything you need to know about these meanings!

We also have some helpful tips that will help you put the message into practice in your life. 

Upright Seven Of Swords Tarot Card General Meaning 

Let’s dive straight in and look at the upright Seven of Swords Tarot card. Generally, the card represents cheating, deception, lies, trickery, and a lack of conscience. The card suggests cunning, enemies, tactics, mental manipulation, and people pretending to be your friends. The Seven of Swords also indicates being overly rational, strategic, resourcefulness, sharp wit, adaptability, and flexibility. 

The card also suggests burglary, theft, underhanded behavior, dodgy deals, fraud, and a lack of conscience. The Seven of Swords suggests escaping detection and getting away with things. It’s not the most pleasant card to receive! 

Now that we have looked at the general meaning of the Seven of Swords, let’s dive in and look at what else the card can mean. 


Health-wise, the card suggests you will need further tests to get a diagnosis of any health issues. Your symptoms might have been ignored or dismissed by a doctor, but now is the time to get a second opinion.

The card suggests the cause of your symptoms has not yet been identified, so don’t give up! You deserve answers. 

The Seven of Swords can also suggest that you are taking part in activities and behavior that is damaging your health. 

Love And Relationships

The Seven of Swords suggests betrayal, deception, infidelity, or lies in a relationship. Take care here not to jump to any conclusions, as there are many types of deception, don’t let your mind jump straight to cheating!

One of you might not be being honest with your feelings, or trying to manipulate the others feelings instead of being honest. 

The card also suggests enemies pretending to be friends to try and cause drama in your relationship. They might be trying to dismantle your relationship, so take care here, be sure to focus on what you feel and think rather than others. 

If you are single, the card suggests you will meet someone manipulative and deceitful. Take care here, you don’t want to let deceitful people into your life!

At the same time, the card also tells you that you want a loving and genuine relationship. Here you need to resist the urge to play games with any potential partners. Keep clear of any people that will play games with you. You don’t want to go down that slippery slope. 

You might rely on your sharp wit here and cunning to stay ahead of the game when dating. You might be over-rationalising your attitude to romance.

Game playing can work to keep your partner interested at the beginning, you should not sustain it.

Once you have built some trust in them, you will want to drop the act.

It is better to be yourself than pretend to be something you are not. Your new partner will appreciate the vulnerability and honesty, helping you to forge a positive and strong relationship with one another.

Money And Career

Career-wise, the card suggests there is trickery or deceit around you in the workplace. There might be colleagues spreading lies about you, stealing your projects, or there could be associates involved in dodgy dealings that you cannot see. 

The card suggests you need to use your strengths to overcome this deceit and stay ahead of those games! These strengths include resourcefulness, adaptability, flexibility, sharp wit, and daring attitude.

With these in your back pocket, you can put schemes or strategies into place that will advance your business or career. 

Financially, the card suggests card warns of deception in your finances. Be vigilant here! There might be fraud, burglary, or theft in your future. The card also tells you to avoid any risky investments, gambles, or dodgy deals. You might get away with it, but there will be hidden costs that won’t make it worth it! 


The card acts as a warning for deception! Deception could come in the form of teachers, religious leaders, or associates that are being deceitful or underhanded in their behavior towards you. Make sure you do not allow yourself to be manipulated here! 

Stick to your conscience and intuition, it is unlikely to lead you wrong. 

Reversed Seven Of Swords Tarot Card General Meaning 

The reversed Seven of Swords has a different meaning, so let’s take a look at it now. Generally, the card represents coming clean and your conscience kicking in. If you have done something you aren’t proud of, you might confess and turn over a new leaf. 

The reversed card also represents careers in security or the military. It represents serial cheaters, malicious people who are dangerous or toxic to be around, or pathological liars.

The reversed Seven of Swords can also represent con artists, slander, and blackmail. 

It suggests warning signs are being ignored,  finding out plans or strategies are unworkable, or being outsmarted. It also indicates that you are acting cowardly, taking credit for other people’s work, lacking a backbone, or are running away from consequences. 

The reversed Seven of Swords suggests you are ignoring warning signs or getting caught. 

Now that we have looked at the general meaning of the reversed Seven of Swords, let’s dive in and look at the meanings in closer detail. 


Health-wise, the card suggests you are ignoring warning signs about your health. Self deception won’t help you and can even make your health worse! Listen to the messages your body is giving you and take the necessary action. 

You might also want to seek medical advice if you are worried about your health. It is important that you seek help early to help get your health in order! 

Love And Relationships

The reversed Seven of Swords isn’t a good card to get, as it suggests cheating or deception in your relationship. This deception will be exposed and the truth will be revealed, but there might be several scenarios that cause this revelation. 

The deceiver or cheater might trip themselves up, accidentally exposing themselves.

Their partner might ignore these warning signs here or even turn a blind eye!

They might be turning over a new life, have found their conscience, and come clean. Their partner might forgive them and move on with their relationship. 

The cheater might also be caught and run away with the person they were cheating with. When you see this card it’s important that you do not jump to conclusions.

The card could mean there is a third party causing trouble in your relationship. They might be spreading lies or trying to get in between you and your partner. They will be found out and exposed as a liar, do your best to rebuff these lies! 

If you are single, the reversed Seven of Swords suggests you might meet someone who is a serial cheater or pathological liar. Beware! You don’t want to get mixed up with these people!

The card also suggests you are ready to give up game playing in your previous relationship. You are ready to turn over a new leaf and be genuine with new and potential partners. 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the reversed Seven of Swords suggests you have been underhanded or deceitful in work. Your conscience is now kicking in and you might decide to confess, or you might get exposed! 

The card indicates others in your work are being deceitful and two faced and are being exposed. These culprits might try to avoid the consequences and run away.

The reversed Tarot card also suggests that your strategies and plans are not working.

You might need to go back to the drawing board and get creative! 

Financially, the card suggests that you need to take care with your finances. You might become a victim of theft, fraud, or burglary. The card might also tell you you have been fraudulent or deceptive in financial dealings. You will need to decide whether to come clean or wait to be exposed. 


Spiritually, the card suggests someone is trying to offer you spiritual guidance. You need to take care here. Only take what works for you and discard the rest. There is no need holding onto advice or guidance that won’t serve you! 

The wisdom you get might be useful to you, but there might also be an ulterior motive at work here you are unaware of. You don’t want to get roped into this tricky situation! 

The card also indicates your conscience is coming to the fore again. You might have previously ignored it, so welcome the development! It is a good sign. 

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all the possible meanings of the Seven of Swords card! Whether it is an upright or reversed card, it is important that you try and act with honesty and integrity where possible. Any deceitful actions are sure to come out, so why not come clean and try to move forward? 

It might be tricky, but you will be better for it in the long run! Take time to reflect on your actions and the meaning of your reading and you can move forward to a more positive part of your life. 

Zhara O’Brien
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