Vivid Waite Smith Flash Cards
Click on the image of each card after you have guessed its meaning, to find out if you were right.
King of Swords
Judgement and its associations; power, command, authority, military intelligence, law, offices of the state.
Attraction, love, beauty, trials overcome.
Page of Cups
Young man of fair appearance; someone obliged to render service and with whom the Querent will be connected; a studious youth; news, messages; perseverance, reflection, meditation; also these things directed to business.
Thrift, moderation, frugality, management, settlement.
Eight of Wands
Activity in undertakings, the path of such activity; swiftness, as that of an express messenger; great haste, great hope, speed toward an end that promises certain happiness; generally, things on the move; also the arrows of love.
The Hanged Man
Wisdom, prudence, discernment, trials, sacrifice, intuition, divination, prophecy.
Ace of Cups
Immaculate love, joy, contentment, home, nourishment, abundance, fertility.
Page of Pentacles
Application, study, scholarship, reflection; also command, management.
Seven of Wands
This is a card of valor—six are attacking one, but he has the upper hand. On the intellectual plane, it signifies discussion and debate; in business negotiations, trade wars, barter, competition. It is also a card of success—the combatant is on top and his enemies are unable to reach him.
Four of Swords
Vigilance, retreat, solitude, isolation, exile, tomb and coffin.
Six of Swords
Journey by water, route, travel, messenger, assistance.
Seven of Pentacles
Money, business, barter.
Queen of Wands
A dark woman, from your hometown or country; she is friendly, chaste, loving, and honorable. If the card beside her signifies a man, she is well disposed toward him; if a woman, she is interested in the Querent. Also, love of money, or certain success in business.
Ten of Pentacles
Gain, riches; family matters, archives, ancestry, the home of a family.
Five of Pentacles
Material trouble; destitution.
Ravage, violence, vehemence, extraordinary efforts, force, fatality; matters predestined but not necessarily evil.
Eight of Pentacles
Work, employment, jobs, craftsmanship; skill in craft and business, perhaps at an entry level.
Material success, fortunate marriage, contentment.
Knight of Pentacles
Utility, usability, interest, responsibility, decency—all on the surface.
Page of Swords
Authority, supervision, vigilance, spying, examination.
Aid, providence, war, triumph, presumption, vengeance, trouble.
Page of Wands
Dark young man; a faithful man, a lover, a messenger, a postman. When beside a man, he will bear favorable testimony concerning him. A dangerous rival, if followed by the Page of Cups. He may signify news of family.
Six of Wands
A victor triumphing; also great news, such as might be carried by the King's courier; expectation crowned with its own desire, crowned with hope—in other words, expectation that is its own reward.
Marriage, alliance, captivity, servitude; also mercy and goodness; inspiration; the man to whom the Querent has recourse.
Power, energy, action, courage, generosity; also complete success and honors.
Queen of Swords
Widowhood, female infertility, absence, sterility, mourning, deprivation, separation.
Skill, diplomacy, subtlety; sickness, pain, loss, disaster, the traps of enemies; self-confidence, will; the Querent, if male.
Six of Pentacles
Presents, gifts, gratification.
Assured success, compensation, voyage, travel, emigration, fleeing, change of place.
Ten of Swords
Violence or backstabbing, as shown by the design; also pain, affliction, tears, sadness, desolation. It is not specifically a card of violent death.
Seven of Cups
Fairy favors, images of reflection, tenderness, imagination, scrying; moderate success, but nothing permanent or substantial.
The High Priestess
Secrets, mystery, the future as yet unrevealed; the woman who interests the Querent, if male; the Querent herself, if female; silence, tenacity, wisdom, science.
Knight of Cups
Arrival, approach—sometimes that of a messenger; advances, proposition, demeanor, invitation, temptation.
Three of Cups
The conclusion of any matter in plenty, perfection and merriment; an easy birth; victory, fulfillment, solace, healing.
Eight of Swords
Bad news, terror, crisis, rebuke, powerful obstacles, conflict, slander; also sickness.
Prudence, caution; also and especially treason, hypocrisy, mischief, corruption.
Fruitfulness, action, initiative, length of days; the unknown, clandestine; also difficulty, doubt, ignorance.
End, mortality, destruction, corruption; also, for a man, the loss of a benefactor; for a woman, many inconsistencies; for a maiden, failure of marriage prospects.
Five of Wands
Imitation, as in a pretend fight, but also the battle of life—strenuous competition and the struggle of the search for riches and fortune. Thus, possibly a card of gold, gain, luxury.
Nine of Swords
Death, failure, malfunction, delay, deception, disappointment, despair.
Two of Pentacles
Elation and recreation; also news and messages in writing, as obstacles; agitation, trouble, entanglement.
Loss, theft, deprivation, abandonment.
Four of Cups
Weariness, disgust, aversion, imaginary annoyances; also mixed pleasure.
Queen of Pentacles
Opulence, generosity, magnificence, security, liberty.
Nine of Cups
Goodwill, contentment, physical well-being; also victory, success, advantage; satisfaction for the Querent.
Ten of Wands
Oppression, especially that of fortune, gain, or any kind of success. Success will be mocked if the Nine of Swords follows. If it is a question of a lawsuit, loss is certain.
Fairness, rightness, integrity, accomplishment; triumph of the deserving side in law.
Four of Wands
Country life, safe haven, domestic harvest; home, rest, tranquility, harmony, prosperity, peace, and the perfection of these.
Three of Pentacles
Occupation, trade, skilled labor; also nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory.
King of Cups
Man of fair appearance; man of business, law, or divinity; responsible man, amenable to helping the Querent; also fairness, art and science, including those who profess science, law and art; creative intelligence.
Four of Pentacles
Security of possessions, keeping what one has, gifts, legacy, inheritance.
Knight of Wands
Departure, absence, fleeing, emigration; a dark, friendly young man; change of residence.
Three of Wands
Established strength, enterprise, effort, trade, commerce, discovery: those are his ships, bearing his merchandise, at sail.
Wheel of Fortune
Destiny, fortune, success, advancement, luck, delight.
Eight of Cups
The decline of a matter; something thought to be important is really of slight consequence—either for good or evil.
Nine of Wands
Signifies strength in opposition—if attacked, the person will meet that attack boldly. Possibly delay, suspension, adjournment.
Change of position, renewal, the outcome.
Five of Swords
Deterioration, destruction, revocation, disgrace, dishonor, loss.
King of Wands
Dark, friendly man; man from your hometown or country—generally married, honest and conscientious. The card always signifies honesty, and may mean news concerning an unexpected inheritance to arrive before long.
Queen of Cups
Good, fair woman; honest, devoted woman, who will do service to the Querent; loving intelligence, and from it the gift of vision; success, happiness, pleasure; also wisdom, virtue; a perfect spouse and a good mother.
Ace of Wands
Creation, invention, enterprise, and the powers producing these; guiding principles, beginning, source; birth, family, origin, and perhaps the virility behind them; the starting point of enterprises; possibly money, fortune, inheritance.
Nine of Pentacles
Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certainty, discernment.
Five of Cups
Inheritance, patrimony, transmission of wealth, but not corresponding to expectations; marriage, but not without bitterness or frustration.
Ten of Cups
Whole-hearted peace and contentment; also perfection of human love and friendship; a person who is taking charge of the Querent's interests; also the town, village or country inhabited by the Querent.
Two of Swords
Conformity and the equilibrium it suggests, courage, friendship, peace in a state of arms; to some extent, harmony: however, swords do not generally symbolize benevolent forces in human affairs.
Knight of Swords
Skill, bravery, capacity, defense; hostility, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. This may sometimes signify death, but it carries this meaning only when near other cards of fatality.
Six of Cups
Happiness and enjoyment coming from the past; things that have vanished.
Hidden enemies, danger, slander, darkness, terror, deception, occult forces, error.
Two of Cups
Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, consensus, sympathy, the relationship between men and women.
Misery, distress, extreme poverty, adversity, disasters, disgrace, deception, ruin. It is a card in particular of unforeseen catastrophe.
Ace of Pentacles
Perfect contentment, cheerfulness, ecstasy; also quick intelligence; gold.
Stability, power, protection, realization; a great person; aid, reason, conviction; also authority and will.
King of Pentacles
Valor, capable intelligence, business and normal intellectual aptitude, sometimes mathematical gifts and achievements of this kind; success in these paths.
Three of Swords
Removal, absence, delay, division, separation, dispersion, and all that the design naturally signifies.
Folly, mania, extravagance, intoxication, delirium, frenzy, betrayal.
Ace of Swords
Triumph, the excessive degree in everything, conquest. It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred. The crown may carry a much higher significance than usual in fortune-telling.
Two of Wands
This card has contradictory meanings: on the one hand, riches, fortune, magnificence; on the other, physical suffering, disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification. The design gives a suggestion to resolve the contradiction; here is a lord overlooking his dominion while contemplating a globe. He resembles the sadness and mortification of Alexander, amid the grandeur of this world's wealth.
Seven of Swords
Plan, attempt, wish, hope, confidence; also arguments, a plan that may fail, annoyance.