Page of Swords 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
DescriptionAn agile, active figure holds a sword upright in both hands. He walks swiftly over rugged land, and around him the clouds are moving wildly. He is alert and watchful, looking this way and that, as if an expected enemy might appear at any moment.
Meaning of Page of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Authority, supervision, vigilance, spying, examination.
The more evil side of these qualities; surprises, being an unprepared state; sickness is also hinted at.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A child. An enemy. Bad news. Delay.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
An indiscreet person will pry into the Querent's secrets.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
A birth. A child. A sweet disposition. Affability.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
A Spy, Overlooking, Authority
That which is unforeseen, Vigilance, Support.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
Legal or medical student, wanting in refinement of mind and manners
a treacherous character, fond of underhand measures.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
treachery and infidelity will lie in wait for you, but you will come victorious out of the trial. Endurance and courage will lead to a speedy marriage.