56-Seven of Athames – Upright Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – Seven of Athames Upright Salem Deck

When upright, the Seven of Swords urges careful planning and a strategic approach to resolving a delicate situation. Do your homework and set your goals carefully. It is best to avoid direct confrontation; instead, try to find alternative solutions to any kind of conflict or disagreement. Stealth can give you an advantage. You may wish to discuss matters with an expert consultant who can provide you with prudent counsel. Tact and diplomacy are definite assets in your current situation. Keep in mind the words of the poet:

Keywords Upright: Stealth, strategic goal-setting, careful planning, wise precautions, thinking before you act, clever stratagems, tact, diplomacy, sidestepping direct confrontation, finding back-door solutions, thoughtfully directed behavior, consultation, heeding sound advice.

Timing: 20 Aquarius–30 Aquarius. Tropical, 9 February–18 February. Sidereal, 4 March–13 March.
Astrology: The inconstant Moon in the third decan of airy Aquarius, realm of the dreamy Prince 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.

Crowley/Thoth: Futility, unstable effort, imaginings beyond possibility, vacillation, untrustworthiness, a policy of appeasement, a journey by land.

When Seven of Athames is upright 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 upright 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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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: 1. This definition is a compilation and paraphrase of standard definitions of ‘divination’ found in several different dictionaries.

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Complete Book of Tarot: 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.

Complete Book of Tarot: Although tarot originated as a card game and work of art for wealthy Italian families, it may have been used for a rudimentary form of divination as early as the sixteenth century. The Italian nobility of the 1500s played a game called tarrochi appropriation which players drew cards at random, using the images on those cards to inspire the writing of poetic verses about each other’s destiny. These cards were called sortes, an Italian word meaning fate, lot, destiny, or chance. Over time the tarot became a tool for divination.

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Complete Book of Tarot: The Marseille deck consists of twenty-two trumps, forty pip cards, and sixteen court cards. The trumps are in the same arrangement as most modern decks with the exception of Justice (La Justice) falling in position VIII whereas Strength (La Force) falls in position XI. The Fool (Le Mat) is unnumbered. Today’s Magician, trump I, was called Le Bateleur (the Juggler, Mountebank, Showman, Buffoon). Trump II was La Papesse, the Female Pope, whereas trump V was Le Pape, the Pope of the Catholic Church. In addition, today’s Tower, trump XVI, was labeled Le Maison Dieu, the House of God. Finally, Trump XIII, the modern Death card, was without name and was referred to as L’Arcane sans nom (the unnamed trump).