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Two of Pentacles Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Two 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-2, two-of-coins, two, pentacles

Description

A young man dances with a pentacle in either hand. They are joined by an endless cord: the number 8 on its side.

Meaning of Two of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Elation and recreation; also news and messages in writing, as obstacles; agitation, trouble, entanglement.

Reversed

Enforced fun, simulated enjoyment, handwriting, composition, payment by check.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Difficulty in getting inheritance or good fortune.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Troubles are more imaginary than real.

Reversed

Bad omen, ignorance, injustice.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Embarrassment, Worry, Difficulties

Reversed

Letter, Missive, Epistle, Message.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

terrific forms will appear, but will vanish again; fortune will depart, but will soon return; fortune will at last shower down all her treasures.

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