The seven of swords shows a man furtively removing weapons from an enemy camp. He carries off five of the seven swords, three on his left shoulder and two on his right. He glances back to make sure he is not being observed or followed. He allows two swords to remain where they had been planted.
If this card appears in your reading, you are being told to remove some of the conflict in the situation you have asked about by setting some priorities. What must be handled immediately? What needs to be handled next? What, even though it is an acknowledged part of the conflict, can be left alone because it cannot hurt you? The focus is on de-escalating the situation.