Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA man quickly carries away five swords. Two others remain stuck in the ground. A camp is close at hand.
Meaning of Seven of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Plan, attempt, wish, hope, confidence; also arguments, a plan that may fail, annoyance.
Counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Dark girl; a good card; it promises a country life after a competence has been secured.
Good advice, probably neglected.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Good news. A letter from a distance. Bad news. An invitation.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Hope, Confidence, Desire, Attempt, Wish
Wise Advice, Good Counsel, Wisdom, Prudence, Circumspection.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
Everyday worries, or a resolve taken
silly stratagems in love-making.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
by means of a lost letter a secret will be revealed, and this will cause much sorrow; an officer will restore the letter, and all will end well.