A hooded man is sneaking away from an encampment. He is taking several swords with him as he makes his escape. In some versions of this card, his hands are directly on the blades.
Seeing the Seven of Cards in a reading might indicate a need for stealth, or at very least using your wits to solve a problem instead of force. Just be careful not to cut yourself with your own cleverness. It can also mean someone is not being honest with you. It may indicate outright theft as well.
Seven of Swords Upright Keywords: cunning, too smart for your own good, dishonesty, intrigue, theft
The Seven of Swords reversed might be a sign that you may not be as smooth as you think you are. Attempts at cleverness come out wrong or completely fail. It can also indicate that now is the time to be 100% honest with someone else. If you’ve made a mistake, admit it. You’ll be better off in the end.
Seven of Swords Reversed Keywords: awkwardness, clumsy, coming clean, need for honesty