These are the difficult cards in the tarot – not difficult to read, their meaning is clear, but difficult to bear. Here, someone is sneaking in and stealing swords. However, two swords remain, you are not defenseless and possibly you didn’t really need all 7 of those swords, so perhaps with hindsight, you can see that it wasn’t all bad. But in the moment, you feel the searing heat of loss but worse than loss, the sense that things were purposefully/maliciously taken from you. You will feel betrayed or deceived.
In this card’s image, we see someone apparently sneaking away from an enemy camp, carrying five swords in his arms. He has one sword that’s actually his, and – oops! – in his haste to get away unnoticed, he’s dropped another one. While his intentions are good – he’s taking the swords so the enemy can’t fight – really, his actions are putting everyone involved at a disadvantage: the “enemy” can no longer take any action at all towards a solution, and in stealing the swords (and dropping one) our protagonist has been deceitful and will certainly be found out. While the conflict that started it all was unpleasant, the choice to be dishonest creates a new level of struggle, and one that can only be resolved through admitting the wrongdoing and returning agency to everyone involved – each needs their own sword. It is so important to consider every perspective when deciding on a course of action!
Zwaarden Zeven staat voor het vermogen om dingen te doorzien, een helder denkend verstand en scherpzinnigheid.
Ook kan de kaart aangeven dat je “er stiekem tussen uit knijpt”, waarschijnlijk omdat je niet wilt dat er bepaalde aspecten van jezelf aan het licht komen. Het is bij Zwaarden Zeven niet altijd duidelijk wie de bedrieger is. Ben je zelf de boosdoener of ben je het slachtoffer.