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Four of Wands Art and Meaning Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

Four of Wands

About the Deck

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Tags

wands-4, four-of-wands, four, wands

Description

From 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 Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

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.

Reversed

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

Upright

Unexpected good fortune.

Reversed

A married woman will have beautiful children.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Society, Union, Association, Concord, Harmony

Reversed

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.

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