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Seven of Swords Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Seven 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-7, seven-of-swords, seven, swords

Description

A man quickly carries away five swords. Two others remain stuck in the ground. A camp is close at hand.

Meaning of Seven of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Plan, attempt, wish, hope, confidence; also arguments, a plan that may fail, annoyance.

Reversed

Counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Enemy successful.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Dark girl; a good card; it promises a country life after a competence has been secured.

Reversed

Good advice, probably neglected.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Good news. A letter from a distance. Bad news. An invitation.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Hope, Confidence, Desire, Attempt, Wish

Reversed

Wise Advice, Good Counsel, Wisdom, Prudence, Circumspection.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Everyday worries, or a resolve taken

Reversed

silly stratagems in love-making.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

by means of a lost letter a secret will be revealed, and this will cause much sorrow; an officer will restore the letter, and all will end well.

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