The Seven of Wands
Upright - Successful advancement. A time of great opportunity requiring much skill, courage and determination in order to succeed. Strength of nerve, great fortitude and courage in the face of hardship. An indication that success may be achieved through sustained effort. Indicates strong and powerful competition.
Ill Dignified or Reversed - Indecision and retreat. Lack of decisiveness that causes the challenge to be lost. Opportunities lost through hesitation. Giving in just as the end was in sight. Depending upon surrounding cards a turning away from success due to fears of responsibility may be indicated.