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Seven of Swords Art and Meaning

Sola Busca Tarot Deck

About the Deck

The oldest complete tarot deck we possess, and one of the only early decks to be fully illustrated.

It is by no means certain, but it has been alleged that the Sola Busca tarot deck was commissioned to honor Alfonso d'Este on the occasion of his wedding to Anna Sforza, granddaughter of Bianca Maria Visconti.

Provenance

Italy, c.1491.

Meaning of Seven of Swords from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

Balance.

Reversed

Rationalized violence.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Enemy successful.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Dark girl; a good card; it promises a country life after a competence has been secured.

Reversed

Good advice, probably neglected.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Good news. A letter from a distance. Bad news. An invitation.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Hope, Confidence, Desire, Attempt, Wish

Reversed

Wise Advice, Good Counsel, Wisdom, Prudence, Circumspection.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Everyday worries, or a resolve taken

Reversed

silly stratagems in love-making.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

by means of a lost letter a secret will be revealed, and this will cause much sorrow; an officer will restore the letter, and all will end well.