Seven of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the 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.
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
Dark girl; a good card; it promises a country life after a competence has been secured.
Good advice, probably neglected.
Good news. A letter from a distance. Bad news. An invitation.
Hope, Confidence, Desire, Attempt, Wish
Wise Advice, Good Counsel, Wisdom, Prudence, Circumspection.
Everyday worries, or a resolve taken
silly stratagems in love-making.
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.