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Taking Tricks, Making Books

08/04/2012 at 11:50 AM

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In the original games played with a tarot deck, taking tricks of cards was often the entire point of the game. It is appropriate, then, that we should look for the same tendency to form sets that the cards possess through their nature. In some readings, you may find that you received a large number of one suit, or a large number of one designation. There are varying viewpoints on what this might mean.

A. E. Waite's Description of Tricks

Via Etteilla?

  In the Natural Position In the Reversed Position
  2 3 4 2 3 4
Kings minor counsel consultation great honour projects commerce celerity
Queens sincere friends deception by women great debate work gluttony bad company
Knights intimacy lively debate serious matters susceptibility a duel, or personal encounter alliance
Pages disquiet dispute dangerous illness society idleness privation
Tens change new condition condemnation expectation justified disappointment event, happening
Nines receipt success a good friend a small profit imprudence usury
Eights new knowledge marriage reverse misfortune a spectacle error
Sevens news infirmity intrigue women of no repute joy quarrellers
Sixes irritability success abundance downfall satisfaction care
Fives vigils determination regularity reverse hesitation order
Fours insomnia a subject of reflection journey near at hand dispute disquiet walks abroad
Threes calm unity progress safety serenity great success
Twos accord security contention mistrust apprehension reconciliation
Aces trickery small success favourable chance enemies debauchery dishonour
  In the Natural Position In the Reversed Position
  2 3 4 2 3 4
Kings minor counsel consultation great honour projects commerce celerity
Queens sincere friends deception by women great debate work gluttony bad company
Knights intimacy lively debate serious matters susceptibility a duel, or personal encounter alliance
Pages disquiet dispute dangerous illness society idleness privation
Tens change new condition condemnation expectation justified disappointment event, happening
Nines receipt success a good friend a small profit imprudence usury
Eights new knowledge marriage reverse misfortune a spectacle error
Sevens news infirmity intrigue women of no repute joy quarrellers
Sixes irritability success abundance downfall satisfaction care
Fives vigils determination regularity reverse hesitation order
Fours insomnia a subject of reflection journey near at hand dispute disquiet walks abroad
Threes calm unity progress safety serenity great success
Twos accord security contention mistrust apprehension reconciliation
Aces trickery small success favourable chance enemies debauchery dishonour

Papus

Rods.?Enterprise, glory. Cups.?Love, happiness. Swords.?Hatred, misfortune. Money.?Money, commerce, mercantile interests.