Your Chosen Card – Seven of Swords Upright Rider Waite 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 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.
Rider Waite: A man in the act of carrying away five swords rapidly; the two others of the card remain stuck in the ground. A camp is close at hand. Divinatory Meanings: Design, attempt, wish, hope, confidence; also quarreling, a plan that may fail, annoyance. The design is uncertain in its import, because the significations are widely at variance with each other; (R) good advice, counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.
When Seven of Swords 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 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 upright 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: 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:
Creative Tarot: Well focus our attention here on the twentieth-century postGolden Dawn, around the time that Waite and Smith were redefining the tarot for a new age.
Complete Book of Tarot: At the end of the fifteenth century, the French conquered Milan and the Piedmont region of Italy. One of the spoils of this war was the Italian tarot deck, which the French brought back to their homeland. The city of Marseille on Frances Mediterranean coast became a center for the production of tarot cards and the origin of the Tarot of Marseille, which set the standard pattern for all subsequent tarot decks. As a result, todays tarot consists of:
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Tarot Triumphs: This kind of process may be mirrored to some degree in your own use of Tarot, in that it will evolve and be shaped by your own life experiences. Your personal relationship with the cards may be modified over the years. My first encounter, as I’ve described, was with the Rider-Waite pack, a vividly-colored and fully pictorial set of suits and Trumps all heavily imbued with esoteric symbolism. I marveled at it, was transported by it even. However, after a period of research and decades of using Tarot cards, this has evolved into a quieter sense of affection and respect for that particular pack, while on the other hand my interest in the symbolism of the Major Arcana of the Marseilles pack has grown and proved to be a more lasting flame. This is my Tarot of choice, and it is the version I feature in this book. It is the closest representation we have of the core of the Tarot tradition, and for this reason it remains a classic and, to my mind, offers the best way to try to understand the essence of Tarot.