Four of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
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DescriptionFrom the four great staves planted in the foreground there is a great garland suspended; two female figures uplift nosegays; at their side is a bridge over a moat, leading to an old manorial house.
Meaning of Four of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
They are for once almost on the surface--country life, haven of refuge, a species of domestic harvest-home, repose, concord, harmony, prosperity, peace, and the perfected work of these.
The meaning remains unaltered; it is prosperity, increase, felicity, beauty, embellishment.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
Obstacles to be prepared for.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Unexpected good fortune.
A married woman will have beautiful children.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Society, Union, Association, Concord, Harmony
Prosperity, Success, Happiness, Advantage.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
you will be slandered and deceived, but it will turn out for your advantage. At a certain place there is some one waiting for you – let him not wait in vain.