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Four of Wands Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Four of Wands

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

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

Description

From four staves planted in the foreground, a great garland hangs. Two female figures hold up bouquets. To one side is a bridge over a moat, leading to an old mansion.

Meaning of Four of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Country life, safe haven, domestic harvest; home, rest, tranquility, harmony, prosperity, peace, and the perfection of these.

Reversed

Prosperity, growth, cheerfulness, 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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