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Ace of Pentacles Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Ace of Pentacles

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

pentacles-1, ace-of-coins, ace, pentacles

Description

A hand extending from a cloud holds up a pentacle.

Meaning of Ace of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Perfect contentment, cheerfulness, ecstasy; also quick intelligence; gold.

Reversed

The evil side of wealth, bad intelligence; also great riches.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Commencement of good fortune. Inheritance. Gifts. Economy.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

The most favourable of all cards.

Reversed

A share in the finding of treasure.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Prosperity. Good luck. Discouragement. Misfortune.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Perfect Contentment, Felicity, Prosperity, Triumph

Reversed

Purse of Gold, Money, Gain, Help, Profit, Riches.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A letter, an offer of marriage

Reversed

evil tidings.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

happy fortune; a bright and prosperous career; if you trust in God he will not forsake you.

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