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.
Dark man, friendly, countryman, generally married, honest and conscientious. The card always signifies honesty, and may mean news concerning an unexpected heritage to fall in before very long.
Good, but severe; austere, yet tolerant.
A dark man. A friend. Generally married. The father of a family.
Generally favourable may signify a good marriage.
Advice that should be followed.
Trouble. Happiness. Disaster to friends. Good news of friends.
Man living in the country, Country Gentleman, Knowledge, Education
A naturally good but severe man, Counsel, Advice, Deliberation.
A dark man, warm-hearted and true as a friend, straight in his dealings
good intentions frustrated.
vexation, quarrels, strife – a duel – murder and bloodshed, of which, however, the person inquiring of the cards is innocent. This card signifies also an age of eighty years and upward.