I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
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A fox peeks out with one eye from her curled up perch atop a sword. Six more swords are suspended above in a horizontal line. The card is entirely black and white, the background lines are diagonal and meet in the center of the card, leading our eyes to the fox.
The fox is huddled up in a ball, her bushy tail wrapped around her. She may want us to think she is restful, but she is acutely aware of her surroundings. She can take care of her own business, and it would be foolish to underestimate her aptitude.
The Seven of Swords in most decks is often associated with cleverness at best, deception at worst. This card can suggest some of our more slippery mental tendencies such as procrastination, avoidance, cynicism and dispassion.
However, this does not need to be written off as a “negative” card. This card reminds us that sometimes it is useful to find cognitive distance from a situation. There are times when the best approach is to sneak away and watch out for yourself.
In a reading, this card can ask you to take an honest assessment of any secrets you are keeping. Where are your intentions? Are you acting out of self-preservation or have your thought cycles become overly wry? If you really need to watch out for yourself, so be it. But if you are dodging responsibilities, it is time to re-evaluate your approach.