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.
The card has been so designed that it can cover several significations; on the surface, it is a victor triumphing, but it is also great news, such as might be carried in state by the King's courier; it is expectation crowned with its own desire, the crown of hope, and so forth.
Apprehension, fear, as of a victorious enemy at the gate; treachery, disloyalty, as of gates being opened to the enemy; also indefinite delay.
Servants may lose the confidence of their masters; a young lady may be betrayed by a friend.
Fulfillment of deferred hope.
Disagreeable news. Slight trouble. Bad news. Trouble for friends.
Attempt, Hope, Desire, Wish, Expectation
Infidelity, Treachery, Disloyalty, Perfidy.
general good luck; for example, a present; an inheritance; success in business; the finding of a treasure.