The Seven of Swords is not usually a particularly welcome card in my experience. Many times it represents betrayal. It can also represent achieving something through deception or stealth. Sometimes, however, this can be necessary. There are times in life when we must put on an act or present ourselves differently than we truly are in order to achieve something or even to protect ourselves. In my life now I find myself in situations where I have to be careful with what I reveal and to whom. I think the ultimate message of this card today is that sometimes I may feel like I’m being dishonest, but if I were to be fully open with everything in my life to everyone it could have potentially disastrous consequences. I’m not being deceitful, I’m being careful and judicious. Sometimes I feel guilty about this, but I think the message of this card right now is that it’s okay to take care of and protect myself.