A Walk Through the Thoth Tarot
Seven of Swords
Crowley says of this seven, "It is like a rheumatic boxer trying to come back after being out of the ring for years." The sevens tend to be downer cards but this one tries to be "not so bad." This one has a planetary battle going on - each of the sword hilts have the symbols of: Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn. The bigger sword has the Sun atop it but it is outnumbered and kind of broken looking here. But! The card itself looks balanced and in order - again, like it is trying to not be so bad.
Partial success, Yielding up when victory is just within grasp. Not continuing the effort even though you are close to success. This is a time when we are maybe overwhelmed with a lot of stuff that needs to get done, or we don't feel up to doing something and we just fizzle out. So, take things one step at a time. Make lists. Focus on what is right in front of you. Stay centered and you can get it all done - without getting overwhelmed.
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