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Six of Wands Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Six 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-6, six-of-wands, six, wands

Description

A horseman wearing a laurel crown holds a staff adorned with another laurel crown. Footmen with more staves are at his side.

Meaning of Six of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

A victor triumphing; also great news, such as might be carried by the King's courier; expectation crowned with its own desire, crowned with hope—in other words, expectation that is its own reward.

Reversed

Fear, as if a powerful enemy is at the gate; treachery, disloyalty, as if the gates are being opened to the enemy; also extended delay.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Failure.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Servants may lose the confidence of their masters; a young lady may be betrayed by a friend.

Reversed

Fulfillment of deferred hope.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Disagreeable news. Slight trouble. Bad news. Trouble for friends.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Attempt, Hope, Desire, Wish, Expectation

Reversed

Infidelity, Treachery, Disloyalty, Perfidy.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

general good luck; for example, a present; an inheritance; success in business; the finding of a treasure.

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