Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
swords-7, seven-of-swords, seven, swords
DescriptionA man in the act of carrying away five swords rapidly; the two others of the card remain stuck in the ground. A camp is close at hand.
Meaning of Seven of Swords from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Design, attempt, wish, hope, confidence; also quarrelling, a plan that may fail, annoyance. The design is uncertain in its import, because the significations are widely at variance with each other.
Good advice, 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.