Seven of Swords (R) - Listen carefully now - someone may be offering you the advice and help you need. Your situation isn't half as bad as you "think" it is. You will always have something returned if you do not neglect good advice. Stop sabotaging yourself - release this "yes-but" attitude. You KNOW what you want - stop trying to convenience yourself that you can not have it. Move through this negative thinking - focus on listening to your "inner" voice and this isolation will turn into communication. Seek advice on what to do about your problems. As valuable as specific instruction is - just as important is your readiness to listen and seek help through the "act" of finding help - a reader, a therapist or even a friend. You alone can decide which course - independence or seeking advice - will produce the best results. Open your mind, release the blocks - free your imagination and satisfy your curiosity.

Inefficient editing of our mental track record - cutting out too much or leaving too much in. Perfectionist to a fault. There may be plagiarism, professional jealousy, extreme exaggeration or lying. Improper application of the intellect in general - hiding your thoughts from others.

Questions to Answer: What are you "appropriating"? Who are you deceiving? What is your strategy to achieve your ends? What research are you doing? What ideas are you collecting? How are you maneuvering the outcome? What is confusing you? What can you do to drop your defenses and become more open? What are the weaknesses in your plan, research or work?