The Seven of Swords is a card of deception, trickery, and betrayal. It suggests that the querent or someone close to them may be planning something behind the scenes, possibly with dishonest intentions. The card shows a figure sneaking away with five swords, leaving two behind. This can represent the idea of taking what one needs or wants, without regard for others or the consequences. Alternatively, it can signify the need for cunning and strategy in order to achieve one's goals.
In the reverse position, the Seven of Swords may indicate that the deceit and betrayal have been discovered, or that the querent is becoming more aware of what is happening behind the scenes. This can also suggest a turning point, where the person may choose to confront the situation or make a change in order to avoid further harm or deception. On a more positive note, the reverse Seven of Swords can represent the idea of honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior, encouraging the querent to act with integrity and make decisions based on what is right rather than what is expedient.