The Seven of Swords upright in a reading has only one, simple interpretation: you are running away from something and you are being underhanded and dishonest to do it. One of the unfortunate truths about humans as a general is that we, when presented with two options, will always want to choose the easier route. Even if we know easier doesn't mean better. Another truth is that, no matter what you wish to avoid by any means possible, will come back to you. Always. Maybe not when or how you expect, but it will. As the queen of avoidance, I speak from experience. Things I intentionally handled in the way that was easier for me to cope with, not the way I should have, inevitably comes back around to bite me in the ass. For most cases, I can almost guarantee acting this way comes from a place of fear. You act and react out of fear, the situation further deteriorates, your fears worsen. It can be a cycle that's hard to break out of, no matter how cognizant of it you are. Fear becomes a habit, just like when you drink your coffee and how you brush your teeth. There's no easy solution, except to try to recognize your response for what it is and endeavor to work past it.
When reversed, you have gotten to a place where you are honest with yourself and others. In other words, vulnerability and the bravery to be vulnerable. Vulnerability, honesty, slowly and surely it will bring good things; even if at first you feel like you're losing more than you're gaining.
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