8 Seven of Swords Tarot Meanings: Love, Outcomes, Feelings & More!

The meaning of the Seven of Swords Tarot card is ‘betrayal.’ When you have received this card, you can be guaranteed that someone in your life, maybe even you, have been up to no good. The Seven of Swords predicts that someone will spend their time planning drama or conflict. 

Seven of Swords General Tarot Meaning

People you have surrounded yourself with are not being loyal. You may think that they are your friends, but they’re willing to throw you under the bus the first chance they get. They want what you have and are going to hurt your feelings in order to get it.

Sometimes, the Seven of Swords can symbolize you getting the blame for something you didn’t do. Others may be more than willing to sell you out because they don’t want outsiders to see their own flaws and insecurities. Therefore, you will become the scapegoat.

There will be times when the Seven of Swords represents your own deception. You may be attempting to get away with doing something that you know you shouldn’t be doing. Perhaps you will be engrossed in an affair or scandal, or even partake in breaking the law.

There’s also the possibility that you’re trying to fool yourself. You will probably be aware of your own unhappiness in a situation yet try to convince yourself everything is fine. Are you trying to stick it out in a loveless relationship? Have you gone into a particular career field for the wrong reasons? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, the results of your self-deception will begin to affect you emotionally.

If the Seven of Swords lands in an outcome or future position of a Tarot reading, it means that the situation you’re reading on will end in betrayal. Alternatively, it can mean that something will end, not for any fault of your own, but because of the interference of other people. 

Like most Tarot cards, the Seven of Swords has a silver lining. If it appears as a positive, it means that although your intentions may not be pure, that doesn’t mean you won’t get what you want. If you’re the one attempting to deceive others, you will get away with it. 

Seven of Swords Love Tarot Meaning

I often see the Seven of Swords in love Tarot readings where the individual has rose-tinted glasses on; you’re blinded to the truth of your relationship. There is a deliberate attempt to overlook your partner’s flaws, and all can come crashing down in the future. 

Another possibility is that you will be unfaithful to your partner. If this has happened, the Seven of Swords is a sign that you will be able to cover up your infidelity. You will hide it for the foreseeable future.

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Seven of Swords Career & Business Tarot Meaning

In a business reading, the Seven of Swords can mean that your business is unethical in some way. It’s possible that you don’t have your clients’ best interests at heart. However, I usually read the Seven of Swords in a business Tarot reading as symbolizing dishonest with the self.

Perhaps you’ve built a business around something you’re not really passionate about, or maybe your passion has changed over time. If you don’t feel this way now but the Seven of Swords has landed in a future or outcome position, this is a sign that you will change focus in the future. Be honest with yourself and build your career around what you want, not what you think you should be providing.

Seven of Swords Feelings Tarot Meaning

If you’re wondering what a partner (or potential partner’s) feelings are, the Seven of Swords means they do not have loving intentions. 

Sadly, there’s also a possibility that they’re secretly pining for someone else. They may just be using you as a second option or as something to do. 

Seven of Swords Future Tarot Meaning

When the Seven of Swords appears in the outcome or future position of a love Tarot spread, this means that you will one day get a wake-up call. Soon, you will realize your partner is not all they appear to be.

Although your relationship will not end well, you can take comfort in the fact that you will be the one who calls it quits on the romance. It will be over when you say it is, and this won’t happen before you’re ready. You will get the last say. 

Yes or No with the Seven of Swords

General – For most types of readings, the Seven of Swords is a no. However, if you’re wondering whether or not your lover has been unfaithful or if they have another lover, the Seven of Swords is a yes.  

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Do they like me? – In most cases, the Seven of Swords is not a positive sign and usually indicates that your partner (or potential lover) does not like you. However, if your relationship could be classed as morally wrong or seedy in some way, the answer is yes, they do like you. 

Am I pregnant? – Like the Five of Swords, the Seven of Swords predicts that your body is tricking you and you are not pregnant. 

Is this relationship going to last? – There’s a possibility it will, but be prepared for infidelity to be a theme in your relationship. However, there are better cards to indicate that your partnership will last, so I’m inclined to say that the Seven of Swords represents a no here. 

Does the future of this look promising? – No, the future of this matter does not look promising. 

Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – If you separated from your ex because of something you did, a reconciliation is possible. However, if you were not in the wrong, it doesn’t seem likely that your ex will return for a notable length of time. 

The Seven of Swords as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle

In a more negative reading, the Seven of Swords can predict that someone will betray you. Although you may suspect that you have been lied to, in most cases, you will not be able to prove it. 

If the Seven of Swords appears in a Tarot spread as a negative, weakness or blockage, it can also indicate that you are dishonest with others and with yourself. If you cannot be truthful, at least be realistic. 

The Seven of Swords as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage

In a positive reading, the Seven of Swords can predict that you will get the things you what despite the fact that you have bad motives. Although you will resort to dishonest tactics, you will come out victorious. 

For some types of readings, the Seven of Swords can symbolize confidence. Even if you don’t have reason to be now, you will be very self-assured in the future. Because you have/will have belief in yourself, you’ll be more likely to achieve the things you want.

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