Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA 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 Tarot Deck
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.
Perplexity, embarrassments, anxiety. It is also a warning against indecision.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
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
Success, Gain, Advantage, Profit, Victory
Indecision, Doubt, Hesitation, Embarrassment, Anxiety.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
Trifling financial matters
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
signifies a secret passion, which you will overcome, however, after a struggle of fourteen days.