Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
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DescriptionA young man on a craggy eminence brandishing a staff; six other staves are raised towards him from below.
Meaning of Seven of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
It is a card of valour, for, on the surface, six are attacking one, who has, however, the vantage position. On the intellectual plane, it signifies discussion, wordy strife; in business--negotiations, war of trade, barter, competition. It is further a card of success, for the combatant is on the top and his enemies may be unable to reach him.
Perplexity, embarrassments, anxiety. It is also a caution against indecision.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
A dark child.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Loss. Thief. Loss recovered. Loss irreparable.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Success, Gain, Advantage, Profit, Victory
Indecision, Doubt, Hesitation, Embarrassment, Anxiety.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
Trifling financial matters
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
signifies a secret passion, which you will overcome, however, after a struggle of fourteen days.