The Seven of Wands denotes defensiveness.
You may not know who or what it is you are defending yourself from, and yet nonetheless you have taken a defensive stance.
This can also pertain to someone taking a defensive stance towards you, and if this is the case you need to give them space and a wide berth.
When someone is defensive towards you it doesn't always mean you have done something wrong as it can often be that you have done nothing at all. The other person may well be in a defensive mood because of something else going on in their lives. There is also a sense of indecisiveness about this card, which means any decisions you are making may take longer than you first thought, especially if you are waiting for someone to guide you.
In fact, most things with the Seven of Wands take a while to come into being. With all the turbulence, both inner and outer, is it any wonder not a lot gets done - apart from perhaps going around in circles both literally and figuratively!
If you want to find a way out you need to make one for yourself.
This can be achieved by dropping all the internal emotions and abandoning self sabotaging behaviour. It is also helpful to become very clear in your own mind what you want and how you are going to achieve it.
If you are on the receiving end of defensive behaviour from someone else, set an example showing you have tried your best to sort things out with this person. If they persist in their stance then be willing to walk away, because at least by doing so you will avoid walking around in circles.