Seven of Swords :-

 

 

Futility : Moon : Aquarius

Design, attempt, wish, hope, confidence; also quarrelling, a plan that may fail, annoyance. The design is uncertain in its importance because the significations are widely at variance with each other.
Additional meanings: Dark girl; a good card; it promises a country life after a competence has been secured.
Reversed
Good advice, counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.
Additional Meanings:
Good advice, probably neglected.
Futility means quality of being ineffective, useless. Lack of purpose or meaning.
The Seven of Swords wonders if all that inspiration, all those new ideas and experiences, were they worth it? Is there any point to them? It is time to come out of your comfort zone and extend and stretch your intellectual experiences. How much do you really believe? Can you extend your mind? What is mind anyway?
The Seven of Swords is called Futility. This is a yet weaker card than the Seven of Wands. It has a passive sign instead of an active one, a passive planet instead of an active one. It is like a rheumatic boxer trying to “come back” after being out of the ring for years. Its ruler is the Moon. The little energy that it possesses is no more than dream-work; it is quite incapable of the sustained labour which alone, bar miracles, can bring any endeavour to fruition. The comparison with the Seven of Wands is most instructive.
Lord of Futility
Imaginings beyond possibility, the jolt of shattered dreams.
Hope, Confidence, Desire, Attempt, Wish.
Reversed
Wise Advice, Good Counsel, Wisdom, Prudence, Circumspection.
Hope, Expectation, Expect, Want, Promise Yourself, Brag, Essence, Design, Will, Desire, Wish, Longing, Craving, Liking, Fantasy.
Reversed
Sage Advise, Good Counsel, Useful Warning, Instruction, Lesson. Observation, Reflection, Remark, Catching Sight Of, Thought. Reprimand, Slander. News, Announcement, Public Notice. Consultation, Admonishment.
TRADITION
Hope, wish, design, will, taste, fantasy. Another version says: “Also quarrelling; a plan that may fail.” (W.) Reversed: Good counsel, advice, helpful warning, news, announcement, consultation, observation, reflexion, lesson, instruction, slander, babbling.
Tradition is rather elusive in its definitions of this card; there are some particulars of Libra indicated, curiously enough, but they are not much of the nature of ‘swords’ — earth. The card must indicate everything in the line of material ability, from the science of the use of tools, crafts and arts up to tricks of abuse. It may equally favour a labourer, an engineer, a dentist, a surgeon and a burglar.
CONCLUSION
Meeting the opponent, perhaps some fighting, but more probably the strategy than the fighting itself is indicated. Using the weapons of the enemy. Practical ability. Science of the arts and crafts. Tricks. Understanding of practical and material obstacles, and of the work to be done. The enemy will be disarmed, arguments undone. A person of technical ability; favours technical professions. Success by means of capability, combined with diplomacy. Good care taken. Scheme, design.