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Page of Swords Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

A lithe, active figure holds a sword upright in both hands, while in the act of swift walking. He is passing over rugged land, and about his way the clouds are collocated wildly. He is alert and lithe, looking this way and that, as if an expected enemy might appear at any moment.

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 Page of Swords from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination, and the qualities thereto belonging.

Reversed

More evil side of these qualities; what is unforeseen, unprepared state; sickness is also intimated.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

A child. An enemy. Bad news. Delay.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

An indiscreet person will pry into the Querent's secrets.

Reversed

Astonishing news.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

A birth. A child. A sweet disposition. Affability.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A Spy, Overlooking, Authority

Reversed

That which is unforeseen, Vigilance, Support.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Legal or medical student, wanting in refinement of mind and manners

Reversed

a treacherous character, fond of underhand measures.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

treachery and infidelity will lie in wait for you, but you will come victorious out of the trial. Endurance and courage will lead to a speedy marriage.

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