Six of Swords 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.
swords-6, six-of-swords, six, swords
DescriptionA ferryman carrying passengers in his punt to the further shore. The course is smooth, and seeing that the freight is light, it may be noted that the work is not beyond his strength.
Meaning of Six of Swords from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
journey by water, route, way, envoy, commissionary, expedient.
Declaration, confession, publicity; one account says that it is a proposal of love.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
The voyage will be pleasant.
Unfavourable issue of lawsuit.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Long life. Sad life. Sickness. Death.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Envoy, Messenger, Voyage, Travel
Declaration, Love proposed, Revelation, Surprise.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
if the person who inquires of the cards imparts what he has upon his mind to the one who is sitting next him, his wish will be fulfilled.