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.
Skill, bravery, capacity, defence, address, enmity, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. There is therefore a sense in which the card signifies death, but it carries this meaning only in its proximity to other cards of fatality.
Imprudence, incapacity, extravagance.
Young dark man. An enemy. A spy.
A soldier, man of arms, satellite, stipendiary; heroic action predicted for soldier.
Dispute with an imbecile person; for a woman, struggle with a rival, who will be conquered.
A Soldier, a man whose profession is arms, Skilfulness, Capacity, Address, Promptitude
A conceited fool, Ingenuousness, Simplicity.