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Six of Swords Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Six of Swords

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

swords-6, six-of-swords, six, swords

Description

A ferryman carries passengers in his raft to the far shore. The course is smooth, and the freight is light; the work is not beyond his strength.

Meaning of Six of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Journey by water, route, travel, messenger, assistance.

Reversed

Declaration, confession, publicity; a proposal of love.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Enemy powerless.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

The voyage will be pleasant.

Reversed

Unfavourable issue of lawsuit.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Long life. Sad life. Sickness. Death.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Envoy, Messenger, Voyage, Travel

Reversed

Declaration, Love proposed, Revelation, Surprise.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

if the person who inquires of the cards imparts what he has upon his mind to the one who is sitting next him, his wish will be fulfilled.

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