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.
The card foretells material trouble above all, whether in the form illustrated--that is, destitution--or otherwise. For some cartomancists, it is a card of love and lovers-wife, husband, friend, mistress; also concordance, affinities. These alternatives cannot be harmonized.
Disorder, chaos, ruin, discord, profligacy.
Success coming that will balance loss.
Conquest of fortune by reason.
Troubles in love.
Lover or Mistress, Love, Sweetness, Affection, Pure and Chaste Love
Disgraceful Love, Imprudence, License, Profligacy.
parents' death will suddenly change your fate. If a man dies whom you first met on a Friday morning, you will have luck in the lottery; but if a woman in black is the first person you meet on a Saturday morning, you will have ill luck in the lottery.