The 7’s Tarot Card Meaning – Swords, Wands, Cups and Coins

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7’s of Tarot Card Meaning. This is a post covering the suit of 7 in the traditional tarot card deck.

7's Tarot Card Meaning

The 7’s Tarot Card Meaning Summary

ThemeIntellect, ideas, and scienceStrength, will and ambitionEmotions, creativity & renewalWealth, health & abundance
AstrologyGemini, Aquarius, LibraAries, Leo, SagittariusCancer, Pisces, ScorpioCapricorn, Taurus, Virgo
7’s – Card MeaningsEmotions over logic / reason; theft or disingenuous intentionsHeroes card; perseverance through a tough situation.Pipe dreams; Emotions may be preventing clear decisionsConcern over loss of money or health; Putting in effort but not seeing fruits of labor.

Numerology of the #7 (Themes)

  • Number 7 energy is about the ‘Collective Consciousness’, spirituality, mysticism, intuition and inner-knowing, psychic abilities, esoteric knowledge, introspection, eccentricity, thoughtfulness, understanding of others, natural healer and healing, secrets, myth, ritual, emotions and feelings, inner-strength, endurance and perseverance.   
  • Positive energies of the number 7 – Inventor, eccentric, thoughtful, spiritual, psychic, natural healer, inner-strength, quick-thinker, wise, discerning, understanding of others, philosophical, endurance, deep contemplation, solitary, independent, mystic,  determination, individualist, knowledge-seeking, non-conformist.
  • Negative energies are depression, inactivity, pessimistic, dependency and co-dependency, stagnation, lack of persistence, prideful, narrow-mindedness, distance, being argumentative, misanthropic,  being resentful, self-righteousness, unwilling and/or unable to share ideas and compromise, limitations and silence.


7 of Swords from the Light Seers Tarot Deck (paid link)


  • Themes – Intellect, ideas, science, unemotional, bold, calculations
  • Element – Air
  • Astrology Signs – Gemini, Aquarius, Libra
  • Direction – East

7 of Swords Meaning

  • Fixed / Aquarius
  • Tricky but potent card. This card appears when the individual has let their sword blade rust while having been lost in emotional pursuits. Imbalance is present – emotions override logic and reason. Theft of time and energy but can also mean literal theft.
  • Card of failure but also theft. Your getting away with something or someone else is. There is disingenuous energy around you; pay attention. 
  • Array of possibilities, reachable but there is deception or betrayal afoot. 
  • Do unto others as you would like done to you. 
  • Watch where you are going, focus on the present, not the past. 
  • Forgive yourself for mistakes made in the past and move on. Stay grounded and keep your head on straight; think before you act. 
  • If you are feeling indecisive, focus on the present moment in order to make a firm decision. Commit to finishing one thing before moving on to the next.

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Wands / Batons

Wands / Batons

  • Themes – Inspiration, primal energy determination, strength, will, ambition.
  • Element – Fire
  • Astrology Signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • Direction – South

7 of Wands Meaning

  • Fixed / Leo energy
  • The Heroes card. Struggle not wanted but needed to fight (usually alone). Have to go through to get out of the situation you’re in. You will have strength to do. 
  • Stand up and do what is best for you. Don’t care who likes it or doesn’t like it. 
  • Healthy selfishness. Valor. A more aggressive and proactive energy. 
  • When it shows up it is telling you do to the right thing. Don’t talk about it, just do it. 
  • This card is closely related to the 3 of Wands.

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7 of Cups from the Light Seers Tarot deck (paid link)


  • Themes – emotions, love, healing, renewal, creativity, divination, intuition
  • Element – Water
  • Astrology Signs – Cancer, pisces, and scorpio
  • Direction – West

7 of Cups Meaning

  • Fixed / Scorpio energy
  • Possibilities, good and/or bad but these are pipe dreams and illusions. Pipe dreams may be clouding decision. Being so caught in emotion not able to see things clearly.
  • Barking up the wrong tree, confused. Not sure which path. Need to root out what is impossible to accomplish. 
  • Escapism, addiction, abuse. Not seeing clearly by choice. 
  • Chicken little syndrome. 
  • This card can also be about  turning a vision into reality (visualization, vision boards)

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Pentacles / Coins

7 of Pentacles from the Light Seers Tarot deck (paid link)

Pentacles / Coins

  • Themes – Corporeal, finances, practicality, grounding, health, wealth, manifestation
  • Element – Earth
  • Astrology Signs – Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
  • Direction – North

7 of Pentacles / Coins Meaning

  • Fixed / Taurus energy
  • Waiting for the garden to grow. Failure from waiting too long – may need to plant something else. Is this desire worth the time and energy you are putting into it? 
  • Concern over financial loss or loss of health.
  • Can also mean having come so far on a project, but not feeling like what you have to show for it is equal to the amount of effort put into it.

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