The Suit of Spades is associated with action, change, force, power, oppression, ambition, courage and conflict. Action can be both constructive and/or destructive, sometimes resulting in violence. This suit can also mean hatred, battle, and enemies, and of all the suits, this one is considered to be the most powerful and dangerous. The Suit of Spades deals with the mental level of consciousness that is centered around the mind and the intellect. Spades mirror the quality of mind present in your thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs. Spades themselves are double-edged and in this way the Suit of Spades symbolizes the fine balance between intellect and power and how these two elements can be used for good or evil. As such, the Spades must be balanced by spirit (Clubs) and feeling (Hearts). The negative aspects of the Suit of Spades (i.e. when the Spades cards appear reversed) include anger, guilt, harsh judgement, a lack of compassion and verbal and mental abuse.
Timing: When looking for time sensitive answers, Spades generally means moderately fast, often a matter of days to weeks.
Sevens awaken desire within us. We all understand that there is a higher purpose to existence. Sevens dangle this in front of you, tempting you to pursue a goal, to follow your dream. Sevens know that in the process of doing so, you could become all that you can be and might even change your mind about what it is you should be pursuing. Sevens indicate the wait for something we imagine. This number also represents a coming delivery of what we were waiting for – even if it is not quite what we thought it was. The Four Sevens in Cartomancy represent challenges and obstacles that must be overcome in order to achieve aims or goals.
Upright Meanings: progress, healing, calmer waters, sorrow, travel overseas, lethargy, relief, moving forward, spirit guides, moving on, overcoming hardship, feeling deflated, harmony, escaping, calm after a storm, journey, things calming down, journeys, running away, stability, going on holiday, travelling, holding onto negativity
progress, healing, calmer waters, sorrow, travel overseas, lethargy, relief, moving forward, spirit guides, moving on, overcoming hardship, feeling deflated, harmony, escaping, calm after a storm, journey, things calming down, journeys, running away, stability, going on holiday, travelling, holding onto negativity
Reversed Meanings: confessing, turning over new leaf, slander, no backbone, dangerously two-faced, being outsmarted, con artist, malicious, blackmail, running away from consequences, ignoring warnings, coward, getting caught, conscience kicking in, serial cheat, unworkable strategy, stealing credit, helpful, coming clean, advice, counsel, pathological liar
The Seven of Spades reversed can have multiple meanings depending on the context of the other cards within the reading. It can suggest firstly a need to change your approach – the tactics you’ve been using are not working. While upright, this card can stand for a cunning victory attained by deception and trickery, the reversal can stand for either a more extreme version of such behavior. Or instead, a kind of renewal of conscience. You or someone in your circle may be deciding to unburden themselves with their guilt and come clean about some piece of manipulation they have been involved in. Trust has been broken, but with a confession, you may be on the road to repairing it. There is a desire here to try and do things in a different way, one that is collaborative rather than independent.