The seven of swords is a card that shows greed and displays that the subject being read has hidden motives regarding something important. The character in the card seems to be stealing these five swords and is staring back to the scene of the crime, making sure that he is not being observed. Perhaps he is proud of himself in a sneaky way, or if he is not proud of himself, at best he is totally non-repentant which is no better of a way to live. This is a card that shows you as a diplomatic person even if you are dishonest and prefer to get things done through intelligence and thought than you do through action.
When the seven of swords is put in the area of a spread that deals with your love and relationships, it is usually negative. What this means is that you will soon do something dishonest to your partner. You may sneak around his or her back and cheat on them, or you may just do something that you promised them you wouldn't do. Here you are not innocent and know that what you are doing is wrong, but you do it anyway because you believe you can get away with it. You better hope that you do get away with it or it will definitely make him or her angry with you when they find out.
When the seven of swords card shows up for the area of a spread that deals with money, this will mean that you are going to do something dishonest with your money or involving money. It is possible that you plan on increasing your own wealth by stealing from others, and it is also possible that you plan on doing shady things such as betting at the horse races or other kinds of gambling. You know that what you do is wrong, but you prefer to think that you might get away with it, so you participate in the effort anyway.
The meaning of the seven of swords card, in reference to career, usually means that you have done some sneaky things to get ahead in your business. Maybe you have undercut some of your fellow employees or gone behind their backs in order to gain the boss's favor in a certain situation where solidarity would have been preferred. These weasel-like acts may get you ahead temporarily, but they will not sustain you and will definitely not lead to lasting friendships. Think about this before the next time that you do something dishonest.
When this card appears in the health and happiness section of your tarot spread, what this usually means is that you are cheating yourself out of something that you really deserve. Even though you promised not to drink anymore, you sneak a beer when no one is looking, and even though you told yourself you wouldn't cheat on your diet, the occasional snickers bar somehow makes its way into your pocket every once in a while. This behavior is not sustainable and is only harming you. You should know this by now.
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