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Six of Swords Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

A 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.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Six of Swords from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

journey by water, route, way, envoy, commissionary, expedient.

Reversed

Declaration, confession, publicity; one account says that it is a proposal of love.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Enemy powerless.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

The voyage will be pleasant.

Reversed

Unfavourable issue of lawsuit.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Long life. Sad life. Sickness. Death.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Envoy, Messenger, Voyage, Travel

Reversed

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.