Seven of Swords – Futility

THE SEVEN OF SWORDS – Falsehood – Mercury – Greed
Astrology: Moon in the 3rd decan of Aquarius

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Seven of Swords – Futility

The Seven of Swords show the element with its reigns lose, storming into the realms of anarchy and destiny, fighting against ‘nobody knows what’, getting entangled in many conflicting tendencies.

Now none of the Suits is lucky within the Seven.  The Wands burn down, the Cups nearly drown and the Disks are out cold, yet the Swords are least willing to accept their fate and activate every trick and list they can figure to get along. And considering that the Swords are pure intellect, they are embarrassingly good in figuring out tricks.

Therefore, the Seven of Swords can talk of trickery, cheating, sudden affronts, juggling and intentional confusing with unrestrained Mercurian amorality. Though, all the lists are bound to fail, even the clever Swords cannot escape the hand of fate.

When the Lord of Futility rules the day we are, inevitably, in for a bit of a tough few hours. Work will tend to pile up, and conspire against our best efforts to get through it all. We will often feel as though we don’t want to work, as well, which of course will make everything feel worse.

We might also fall into the trap of worrying unnecessarily about things that haven’t yet happened, and probably never will. This wastes our energy and makes us feel despondent and futile.

So … what to do? For a start, we need to ensure we take our senses of humor to work with us again! We also need to look at any pressing fears or worries and ask ourselves if, realistically we actually KNOW we have something to worry about. If we are objective and honest when we answer the question, very often we’ll find we are feeling down in the mouth, and are actively looking for things to get anxious around. We can do this just to try to take control of a day on which we feel out of control. And it probably does us no good at all.

And anyhow – remember – what you put your attention on grows. Worry about your bank overdraft, and it will get bigger. Worry about your mound of work and it will increase. Worry about whether a disaster is just around the corner and you’ll invite one!!

Drive: Trickery, cleverness

Light: Unmasking of illusions and disguises

Shadow: Treachery, deceit, illusion, amorality, evil tricks

Reversed: Seven of Swords reversed can suggest that you are deceiving yourself, trying to trick yourself into believing something even though it is out of integrity with your true self. You may attempt to fool yourself that everything is okay when it is not. Now is the time to get real with where you are and confront your situation head-on.

Keywords: Moon in Aquarius, discouragement, despair, unsteadiness, fear of existence, negative expectations

Advice: Your fears have nothing to do with reality! Wake up and see what is really happening!

Questions: In what areas of your life do you reduce yourself to your own limiting thoughts? What are your restrictive belief systems?

Suggestion:  Look at any pressing fears or worries and ask ourselves if, realistically we actually KNOW we have something to worry about.

Revelation: I have all the practices and tools I need to get what I want most.


Affirmation: I center my attention on the task before me, and complete it with ease.