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Page 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 Page of Swords from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck

Upright

A passionate youth.

Reversed

A violent youth.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

A child. An enemy. Bad news. Delay.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

An indiscreet person will pry into the Querent's secrets.

Reversed

Astonishing news.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

A birth. A child. A sweet disposition. Affability.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A Spy, Overlooking, Authority

Reversed

That which is unforeseen, Vigilance, Support.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Legal or medical student, wanting in refinement of mind and manners

Reversed

a treacherous character, fond of underhand measures.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

treachery and infidelity will lie in wait for you, but you will come victorious out of the trial. Endurance and courage will lead to a speedy marriage.

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