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Ten of Swords Art and Meaning

Mamluk Turkish Playing Card Deck Fragment

About the Deck

Found by Leo Mayer in 1942, this deck provides a crucial link between the patterns of the East and those of the West. It has distilled the Persian/Indian suits down into suits very similar to those used still today in Mediterranean Europe. These are the same suits used in most Tarot decks today.

Provenance

Turkey, c1400.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Uncertainty in the hatred.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Followed by Ace and King, imprisonment; for girl or wife, treason on the part of friends.

Reversed

Victory and consequent fortune for a soldier in war.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Inherited wealth. Business. Fortune. Journey on account of business. Travel.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Tears, Affliction, Grief, Sorrow

Reversed

Passing Success, Momentary Advantage.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Grief, loss of freedom

Reversed

passing trouble or illness.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

good fortune in marriage; ill fortune at the gaming table. You will lose much money at gaming; at last you will give up the practice, and in ripe old age you will be blessed by the birth of a daughter, whom you will name Fortuna.

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