Knight 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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DescriptionHe is shewn as if upon a journey, armed with a short wand, and although mailed is not on a warlike errand. He is passing mounds or pyramids. The motion of the horse is a key to the character of its rider, and suggests the precipitate mood, or things connected therewith.
Meaning of Knight of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Departure, absence, flight, emigration. A dark young man, friendly. Change of residence.
Rupture, division, interruption, discord.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A dark young man. A friend.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
A bad card; according to some readings, alienation.
For a woman, marriage, but probably frustrated.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Departure, Separation, Disunion
Rupture, Discord, Quarrel.