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Six of Wands Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

Six of Wands

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

wands-6, six-of-wands, six, wands

Description

A laurelled horseman bears one staff adorned with a laurel crown; footmen with staves are at his side.

Meaning of Six of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

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.

Reversed

Apprehension, fear, as of a victorious enemy at the gate; treachery, disloyalty, as of gates being opened to the enemy; also indefinite delay.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Failure.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Servants may lose the confidence of their masters; a young lady may be betrayed by a friend.

Reversed

Fulfillment of deferred hope.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Disagreeable news. Slight trouble. Bad news. Trouble for friends.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Attempt, Hope, Desire, Wish, Expectation

Reversed

Infidelity, Treachery, Disloyalty, Perfidy.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

general good luck; for example, a present; an inheritance; success in business; the finding of a treasure.

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