Seven of Swords

This tarot card is a call for clarity in the midst of confusion. In a reading, it shows we are torn between two possible outcomes, and are tending towards the wrong one. This comes as a surprise, as there are clear signs, but we choose to ignore them. This could indicate a nature that is impulsive or stubborn, so we are advised to spend time understanding what we truly want. Often, the choice is between sticking to the tried and tested, or experimenting with a new way of thinking. There are no rights and wrongs, but we need to take a stand either way.

The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.