Your Chosen Card – Seven of Athames Reversed Salem Deck
When reversed, the Seven of Swords advises you to take reasonable precautions against theft, deception, and other types of underhanded behavior. Someone you thought you could trust may turn out to be a snake in the grass. Your timidity and indecisiveness may be contributing to muddled thinking and unstable efforts. You may wish to seek wise counsel to avoid chasing after rainbows or biting off more than you can chew.
Keywords Reversed: Half-baked plans, underhanded scheming, theft, dishonesty, deception, misdirection, futility, instability, vain effort, ineffectiveness, timidity, indecisiveness, muddled intentions, chasing rainbows, ignoring good advice, being incapable of sustained effort, feeling taken advantage of, biting off more than you can chew, a sneak attack, a mole, a snake in the grass.
Timing: 20 Aquarius30 Aquarius. Tropical, 9 February18 February. Sidereal, 4 March13 March.
Astrology: The inconstant Moon in the third decan of airy Aquarius, realm of the dreamy Knight of Cups (Fire of Water) and the Star (Aquarius). The Moon is linked to the High Priestess.
Number Symbolism: 7 – assessment, reevaluation, standing at a threshold, seeking advantage.
Etteilla: Intention, scheme, wish, hope, expectancy, promise, longing, fantasy, expectations, overvaluing oneself; (R) thought, reflection, lesson, instruction, helpful admonition, good counsel, consultation, sage advice.
When Seven of Athames is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Seven of Athames is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Seven of Athames is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Seven of Athames using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Elements of the Psychic World: Crowleys other published works include The Diary of a Drug Fiend (1922), The Equinox of the Gods (1937), and the Book of Thoth (1944), which is his interpretation of the Tarot. Two volumes of his autobiography were also published. In 1934 he tried to sue Nina Hammett for her biography of him, Laughing Torso, in which she stated that he practised black magic and human sacrifice, but the jury found in favour of Hammett.
Reversed Cards: The Seven of Swords is really a card about perception. Is this card about taking action without a plan? Deception? Getting even? Being able to think quickly on your feet in order to get what you need in the moment you need it? Regardless of how you perceive the actions of this card, if it is in the blocked aspect, you wont be taking action on any of the above. Instead, you will be taking the time to ponder the situation. Your actions will be blocked at every turn as you struggle to find a way to justify what needs to be done. Getting another perspective right now may actually be just what you need.
Tarot for Beginners: When the card is reversed, it can stand for dishonesty, unfairness and lack of accountability. A decision is made that is not in your favor, or a straightforward situation becomes unnecessarily complicated. Alternatively, in focusing on the unfair actions of some, you may be overlooking those who can support you at this difficult time. Remember to judge yourself kindly and hold fast to your beliefs.
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Reversed Cards: One of the more interesting visual interpretations of this card is a man holding scales and dishing out coins. Yet who decides who gets the coins and how much? The shadow aspect of this card hints that you might be the one in a place of judgment here. Perhaps you think you know who deserves more time, energy, love, and focus and who doesnt. In many respects, we see a very manipulative energy in the shadow aspect of this card. Keep in mind that we all get judged at some point, and as you sit and decide on what you give and to whom, someone else is doing the exact same thing to you.