Your Chosen Card – Seven of Swords Reversed Rider Waite 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.
Seven Of Swords: Unstable Effort
When Seven of Swords 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 Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Seven of Swords 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 Swords using cards from the Rider Waite 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: Astrology: The emotional and inconstant Moon (dignified) in the third decan of watery Cancer, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Wands (Air of Earth) and the Chariot (Cancer). The Moon is linked to the High Priestess.
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: Fact(s) 9: A good tarot deck is something to care for and cherish just as you would any object of beauty. Cards that get sticky with jam are hard to shuffle. Although its nice to receive the cards as a gift, most tarot readers buy their own decks and have more than one. If any of the above practices appeal to you, by all means engage in them but dont feel obliged to do so. A useful discussion of this topic can be found in the article ‘Caring for Your Tarot Cards’ by Catherine Chapman.9
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Complete Book of Tarot: The zodiac signs derive their names from the constellations (star groupings) of the ancient zodiac. The Golden Dawn assigned the signs of the zodiac to twelve of the major arcana cards. Note that the following dates are approximate. As you read the list of characteristics, try to think of people you know who are born under that sun sign. How accurate do you find the zodiac signs to be in describing your acquaintances?