Page of Swords Art and Meaning Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck
About the Deck
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.
DescriptionA 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.
Meaning of Page of Swords from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination, and the qualities thereto belonging.
More evil side of these qualities; what is unforeseen, unprepared state; sickness is also intimated.
According to Many Schools of Thought
A child. An enemy. Bad news. Delay.
An indiscreet person will pry into the Querent's secrets.
A birth. A child. A sweet disposition. Affability.
A Spy, Overlooking, Authority
That which is unforeseen, Vigilance, Support.
Legal or medical student, wanting in refinement of mind and manners
a treacherous character, fond of underhand measures.
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.