This maybe a card of dishonesty or of heroism, depending on the context of the reading. The image on the Rider-Waite-Smith card is that of a trickster making off with the swords of an army as they are circled around a campfire in the background. Perhaps he is preventing future bloodshed with his sneakiness.
Below you can view the various artistic interpretations of the 7 of Swords card.
Theorizing about reality.
Trying to think your way out of trouble.
Plans and scams.
Rationalizations. Clever and manipulative.
Intellectual arguments. Bargaining.