The Seven of Swords is tied very closely with Uranus, the planet of shock and awakening. This card also has strong ties to the Aquarius astrological sign, symbolizing intellect and foresight. The Swords suit would point towards a mental journey.
The Seven of Swords shows a man who appears to be stealing five swords. He is watching over his shoulders to see if anyone saw him. The smile on his face shows satisfaction with the job he has done and he is already confident he will not be caught.
Upright- Deception, trickery, deceit
The Seven of Swords is a warning to you. You may be sneaking around and lying about a situation to others. You might be having an affair and much like the man on the card, you’re confident you will get away with your crimes. The Seven of Swords also shows that you might be using a shortcut to get things done or be profiting from illegitimate gains. At times, the Seven of Swords can have a totally different interpretation. This will depend on the cards it is pulled with, but it can sometimes tell you that you’re too rigid. You might be concerned with being a perfectionist and you’re too uptight. It is okay to give yourself a break and use some “shortcuts” to get your work completed at times.
Reverse- Responsibility, accountability, starting fresh
The Seven of Swords reversed can appear when you have a complex about feeling like a fraud. You may be keeping secrets from friends or relatives and feeling awful about it. If you’re involved in a complex lie, this can be a sign that it is taking up too much of your time. Now is the time to really evaluate whether this lifestyle is worth keeping up and whether or not it’s dragging you further from your higher purpose.
**In a yes/no reading, the Seven of Swords is a no.