Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
On the one hand it is represented as a card of gaiety, recreation and its connexions, which is the subject of the design; but it is read also as news and messages in writing, as obstacles, agitation, trouble, embroilment.
Enforced gaiety, simulated enjoyment, literal sense, handwriting, composition, letters of exchange.
Difficulty in getting inheritance or good fortune.
Troubles are more imaginary than real.
Bad omen, ignorance, injustice.
Embarrassment, Worry, Difficulties
Letter, Missive, Epistle, Message.
terrific forms will appear, but will vanish again; fortune will depart, but will soon return; fortune will at last shower down all her treasures.