Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
A man and woman beneath an archway which gives entrance to a house and domain. They are accompanied by a child, who looks curiously at two dogs accosting an ancient personage seated in the foreground. The child'Gain, riches; family matters, archives, extraction, the abode of a family.
Chance, fatality, loss, robbery, games of hazard; sometimes gift, dowry, pension.
Great successes and great reverses.
Represents house or dwelling, and derives its value from other cards.
An occasion which may be fortunate or otherwise.
News. Secret intelligence. Gossip. Scandal.
House, Dwelling, Habitation, Family
Gambling, Dissipation, Robbery, Loss.
Travelling or a removal
ill-luck will attend the step.
if you wander southward you will find the happiness you have long sought for; a Southerner will sue for the hand of a young girl; a maiden from the Eastward will fascinate you; a French girl will turn your head, for four-and-twenty hours; a Spaniard will assail your heart with passionate vows of love.