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Seven of Swords Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

Seven of Swords

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"

Provenance

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

Tags

swords-7, seven-of-swords, seven, swords

Description

A man in the act of carrying away five swords rapidly; the two others of the card remain stuck in the ground. A camp is close at hand.

Meaning of Seven of Swords from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

Design, attempt, wish, hope, confidence; also quarrelling, a plan that may fail, annoyance. The design is uncertain in its import, because the significations are widely at variance with each other.

Reversed

Good advice, counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Enemy successful.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Dark girl; a good card; it promises a country life after a competence has been secured.

Reversed

Good advice, probably neglected.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Good news. A letter from a distance. Bad news. An invitation.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Hope, Confidence, Desire, Attempt, Wish

Reversed

Wise Advice, Good Counsel, Wisdom, Prudence, Circumspection.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Everyday worries, or a resolve taken

Reversed

silly stratagems in love-making.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

by means of a lost letter a secret will be revealed, and this will cause much sorrow; an officer will restore the letter, and all will end well.

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