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Two of Pentacles Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

Two of Pentacles

About the Deck

Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Tags

pentacles-2, two-of-coins, two, pentacles

Description

A young man, in the act of dancing, has a pentacle in either hand, and they are joined by that endless cord which is like the number 8 reversed.

Meaning of Two of Pentacles from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

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.

Reversed

Enforced gaiety, simulated enjoyment, literal sense, handwriting, composition, letters of exchange.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Difficulty in getting inheritance or good fortune.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Troubles are more imaginary than real.

Reversed

Bad omen, ignorance, injustice.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Embarrassment, Worry, Difficulties

Reversed

Letter, Missive, Epistle, Message.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

terrific forms will appear, but will vanish again; fortune will depart, but will soon return; fortune will at last shower down all her treasures.

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