Seven of Swords – Wild Unknown Tarot

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I. Image description on Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot

Deck Creator’s Keywords: secrecy, self-interest, sneaky, aloof.

The Six of Swords maintains a straight line of sight while the seventh card curls up under the sly fox’s tail. So let’s go to the story of Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot – a secret is being kept. Whether you are the one holding the secret or you are the one being kept secret, it is time to determine which one. Deception and obstruction linger around. Face the cause of your secrets or the dangers of abandonment.

Image description on Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot

A fox pokes out of a fish curled on top of a sword. Six more swords are hung on a horizontal line. The card is completely black and white, the background lines are diagonal and meet in the center of the card, leading our eyes to the fox. The line reiterates that although she seems relaxed, she is very much aware of her surroundings, she is using her mental powers to trigger the situation.

The fox is curled up in a ball, her bushy tail wraps around her giving her an aloof air. Perhaps this is because she is doing something shady or perhaps because she simply wants to act alone. She can run her own business, and it would be foolish to underestimate her gift.

The Seven of Swords in most decks is usually associated with intelligence at best and deception at worst. This card can draw your attention to some of your smoother mental tendencies such as procrastination, avoidance, cynicism, and indulgence.

However, this need not be abbreviated as a negative card. Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot reminds you that sometimes it is very helpful to find a cognitive distance from a situation. There are times when your best approach is to sneak away and watch out for yourself. It is up to you to distinguish when this approach is helpful – and when it is harmful.

II. The message of Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot in a reading

One of the favored things about this card comes from the Tarot book, Learning The Tarot by Joan Bunning. Bunning describes the Seven of Swords as associated with “hidden dishonor” while the Five of Swords is associated with “open dishonor.” Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot often comes up when you are doing something you know is not great, but you are trying to justify your actions. It can be representative of the mind games we play to try to avoid guilt, shame, and responsibility.

That said, sometimes it is okay to be secret. It is a good path to walk and Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot asks you to be completely honest with yourself about how and why you are navigating this path. During a reading, this card may ask you to honestly evaluate any secrets you are keeping. Where are your plans? Are you acting in a lack of confidence or is your thought cycle getting too messed up? If you really need to guard yourself, so be it. But if you are avoiding responsibility, it is time to reevaluate your approach.

Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot also announces betrayal. The card is a warning bell that you will be backstabbed and deceived by those around you. They are prone to disloyalty and are ready to throw you down when they run out of value. These people will hurt you deeply. However, this will be a valuable lesson for the future.

III. Meaning of Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position

Traditionally, Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot signifies theft, betrayal, deception, and cunning. You might be trying to get away with something and are sneaking around behind other people’s backs, hoping to go undetected. If you are lucky, you might be able to get rid of your secret. But if you are unlucky, other people will soon find out what you have done, leaving you embarrassed and ashamed. Be aware that any time you use cunning or deception to gain an advantage over someone or something else, you run the risk of being discovered. And even if you don’t, covering up will require a lot of effort and it may not be worth it.

Meaning of Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position

Alternatively, you may be a victim of someone else’s treachery. Others are not upfront with you, and you may not be aware of their lies and deception. You can trust someone who then turns out to be running their own agenda, leaving you high and dry. Watch for any sneaking and listen to your intuition when something is wrong or seems too good to be true.

On a more positive note, Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot indicates that you need to be strategic in what you do. You know you cannot handle everything at once – nor should you. Instead, you must prioritize what is important to you and direct your focus and attention to a few tasks that will bring you closer to your goal. It is the 80-20 rule: 20% of your work will make up 80% of your results, so focus on that 20%. You may accept some responsibilities or duties, but not all of them. Or you can say ‘yes’ to some projects at the expense of others.

Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot also suggests that you may need to use shortcuts or slick tricks to get what you want. Instead of strictly following the process, you may need to find a way to solve your problem quickly in order to move towards your goal. For example, if you fail in your preferred course, you can write to the dean or scour your network to get an entry mid-year. You may need to think on your feet and act in a way that is not exactly authentic.

Sometimes Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot suggests that you may need to put yourself first in order to get what you want, even if that means letting others down or keeping others on the sidelines. For example, you may be asked to go on a business trip to attend a prominent event, but that means missing your child’s birthday, so you turn down the opportunity to travel, even though you know it will upset your boss. Here is the thing: you cannot be everything to everyone, and sometimes you need to put your own needs and priorities first, even when others may not agree with you or understand you.

Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot can also imply that you are trying to get out of a situation that no longer works for you instead of dealing with it directly. You may be trying to run away from commitment, responsibility, hard work, or love. You can procrastinate, let problems pass, and get worse because you don’t want to deal with them. Sometimes you have to face what you have to face. The card warns that you will be deceived. You may have to accept responsibility for mistakes you did not make. Some people want to make you cannon fodder for the nefarious things they do.

In addition, Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot represents that you are deceiving yourself, you think that what you do is right whether it is illegal or taboo, you clearly know you are in pain but still fooling yourself that everything is fine. However, the positive thing is that you will be purified of friendships and affections, those who stay in the end are the most loyal friends. The card in the upright position refers to untruthfulness and betrayal, that you or those around you are having a hard time getting rid of something. At this stage, you may be tempted by something and get into a troublesome situation. However, you are hoping these problems will go away on their own, which makes things worse. You are running away and denying responsibility, but it seems that things are not going as you planned. Besides, the card promotes the self-exploration of new areas.

Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot shows how difficult it is to try to grab something and then run away undetected. Usually, when you do something mysterious, you hope that you will be safe and concealed. When exposed, you will become confused. Therefore, this card urges you to be careful when trying to use tricks or deception to gain an advantage over others. This is unacceptable, no matter what situation you are in. Perhaps you have to work behind the scenes to satisfy your ambitions or you feel that cheating is necessary to achieve an easy victory. If the situation calls for it, be aware of the consequences you will face when revealed. The short road is not always good, sometimes it is even bumpier.

Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot indicates that you may be tempted to sneak away when things are no longer going as you would have liked. You are not ready to deal with problems but try to let go of your accountabilities. Procrastination only makes things worse. Sometimes, face what you have to face. The question is, is this realistic? What immediate problems will it solve? The answer can be simple: now is the best time. You might think you walked away with something in your hand, but is that true? What is the impact on others? Do they suspect anything? Will this bite you back? Your sin will soon find you out and the consequences will cause significant damage to your relationships and reputation. Take ethical considerations seriously when making any decision. 

On the other hand, Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot requires you to be very cautious and vigilant so as not to become a victim of others. You can trust a person but it turns out he/she is taking advantage of you. You need to be very careful with who you trust more in the coming months as you run the risk of being sabotaged behind. Watch out for any sneaky behavior and trust your instincts when someone is too nice to you unconditionally. 

Sometimes, Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot reveals a desire to leave alone. You want to explore, investigate and solve any problem with your own intelligence and abilities. You may believe that greater success will come, so you act on your own and ignore the advice of others. This is useful when you need to leave an ineffective team or assert your independence, but it also has certain limitations. You will feel isolated and lose the great sense of collaboration you have when working with others. If you feel like acting alone, be sure this will really work for you.

In terms of love, Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position is not an appealing card. If you are in a relationship, you are deceiving yourself that the relationship is still great, you tend to forgive all the mistakes of your other half. You are immersed in the flame of love without even realizing that you are going in the wrong direction. The card warns that you will soon be awakened by betrayal and exhausted. The advice is to review the current relationship and not ignore any unusual signs. If you are single, this is not the time to start dating.

In terms of work, Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position warns of fraud in the business. Your company is appearing to harm the interests of customers. The card also warns against the bad play of colleagues. It advises that you should clearly define what you are pursuing and what your ultimate passion is so as not to waste time.

In terms of money, Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position warns of old debts and insecurity. You should quickly deal with overdue debts. The card also suggests that it will take you longer than expected to recover your investment or borrowed money. You should have a clear spending plan, what to prioritize and what to buy later.

In terms of health, Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position implies that troubles about work and money will cause you stress, but they are not really worrisome. On the other hand, the card warns of legal troubles that will bring you down. During this period, you should take time to rest, relax, and follow a healthy lifestyle and a nutritious diet.

IV. Meaning of Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot in the reversed position

Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot in the upright position is a card of spiritual challenge. The reversal of this card shows that you are having difficulty taking the first steps in a new direction. Sometimes it seems like you cannot make changes when you have to constantly resist failure. However, when the time is right, you will immerse yourself in your dreams and free your heart from suffering. The reversed Seven of Swords shows that you need to break free of old habits and mindsets to overcome your current deadlock. 

reversed seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot

You need to accept what is happening and take action instead of trying to hide. You need to do things differently and free yourself from past behaviors in order to move forward. Don’t think that you can only do certain things that you are familiar with. Open your mind to broader horizons.

The reversed Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot says that your handling of the situation is not working, so change your approach to problems. On the other hand, the card predicts victory based on intrigue and trickery, which will be discovered and cause trouble. You may feel guilty about your behavior. This is the right time to correct the mistakes that you have made. However, the Seven of Swords in reverse indicates that you may also be deceived or betrayed by those you once trusted. You will break down but try to stay calm, think that these things are inevitable, and find a way to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot often appears in reverse when you feel like a scammer and are suffering from “imposter syndrome”. You may doubt yourself and your abilities. You feel like you don’t really belong where you are and the status you hold is entirely due to dumb luck.  For example, if you have started a new business, you might ask yourself, ‘Who am I to do this?’ Get out of your head and trust that you have everything it takes to make your new project a success. Similarly, the card in reverse may suggest that you are trying to trick yourself into believing something even though it is not entirely true to who you really are. You can try to fool yourself that everything is fine when it is not. Now is the time to become realistic with your position and confront your situation head-on.

As a card of inner deception, the reversed Seven of Swords Wild Unknown Tarot represents keeping secrets from others. You may be harboring a dark secret that you hope will never be revealed. Keeping this mystery can lead to stress and pressure, along with deeper feelings of guilt and shame. Although the thought of confessing can be terrifying, it will free you from the negative emotions you are experiencing. Forgive yourself first, then confide in someone you trust. As a result, you will feel much lighter. If you are engaged in an adulterous or extramarital relationship, the reversed Seven of Swords shows a growing reluctance to pursue the charade. You or your partner may be reluctant and uncomfortable living in the dark and wants everything to be exposed, regardless of the consequences.

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