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Seven of Wands Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Seven 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-7, seven-of-wands, seven, wands

Description

A young man on a rocky hill brandishes a staff; six other staves are raised toward him from below.

Meaning of Seven of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

This is a card of valor—six are attacking one, but he has the upper hand. On the intellectual plane, it signifies discussion and debate; in business negotiations, trade wars, barter, competition. It is also a card of success—the combatant is on top and his enemies are unable to reach him.

Reversed

Perplexity, embarrassments, anxiety. It is also a warning against indecision.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Certain success.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A dark child.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Loss. Thief. Loss recovered. Loss irreparable.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Success, Gain, Advantage, Profit, Victory

Reversed

Indecision, Doubt, Hesitation, Embarrassment, Anxiety.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Trifling financial matters

Reversed

money troubles.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

signifies a secret passion, which you will overcome, however, after a struggle of fourteen days.

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