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Nine 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 Nine of Swords from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck

Upright

Working together toward a common goal.

Reversed

Apprenticeship

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Duration of hatred.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

An ecclesiastic, a priest; generally, a card of bad omen.

Reversed

Good ground for suspicion against a doubtful person.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Successful voyages. Commercial enterprises. Faithfulness. Illusions. Flirtations.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

An Ecclesiastic, a Priest, Conscience. Probity, Good Faith, Integrity

Reversed

Wise distrust, Suspicion, Fear, Doubt, Shady character.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A bad omen, news of failure or death

Reversed

loss of one near and dear by death.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

temptation to infidelity; the temptation is withstood.