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Reading Performed 05/07/2023 at 5:48 AM

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The Meanings of these Tarot Cards

This Covers You

This card gives the influence which is affecting the person or matter of inquiry generally, the atmosphere of it in which the other currents work.

The Chariot from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Riot, quarrel, dispute, litigation, defeat.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings (When Upright)

The Chariot. This is represented in some extant codices as being drawn by two sphinxes, and the device is in consonance with the symbolism, but it must not be supposed that such was its original form; the variation was invented to support a particular historical hypothesis. In the eighteenth century white horses were yoked to the car. As regards its usual name, the lesser stands for the greater; it is really the King in his triumph, typifying, however, the victory which creates kingship as its natural consequence and not the vested royalty of the fourth card. M. Court de Gebelin said that it was Osiris Triumphing, the conquering sun in spring-time having vanquished the obstacles of winter. We know now that Osiris rising from the dead is not represented by such obvious symbolism. Other animals than horses have also been used to draw the currus triumphalis, as, for example, a lion and a leopard.

Card Description

An upright and princely figure carrying a wand. On the shoulders of the victorious hero are the Urim and Thummim, symbols of divination—here shown as faces within crescent moons. He has led captivity captive (see Psalm 68:18); he represents conquest on all planes—in the mind, in science, in progress, and in certain trials of initiation. He has replied to the sphinx's riddle; therefore, two sphinxes draw his chariot. He is above all things triumph in the mind.

This Crosses You

It shows the nature of the obstacles in the matter. If it is a favourable card, the opposing forces will not be serious, or it may indicate that something good in itself will not be productive of good in the particular connexion.

Eight of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Work, employment, jobs, craftsmanship; skill in craft and business, perhaps at an entry level.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A young man in business who has relations with the Querent; a dark girl.

Card Description

An artist at his work in stone, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.

This Crowns You

It represents (a) the Querent's aim or ideal in the matter; (b) the best that can be achieved under the circumstances, but that which has not yet been made actual.

Page of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Dark young man; a faithful man, a lover, a messenger, a postman. When beside a man, he will bear favorable testimony concerning him. A dangerous rival, if followed by the Page of Cups. He may signify news of family.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Young man of family in search of young lady.

Card Description

A young man stands as if making a proclamation. He is unknown but faithful, and his tidings are strange.

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This is Beneath You

It shows the foundation or basis of the matter, that which has already passed into actuality and which the Significator has made his own.

Queen of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Opulence, generosity, magnificence, security, liberty.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Dark woman; presents from a rich relative; rich and happy marriage for a young man.

Card Description

A dark woman who seems to display greatness of soul and grave intelligence contemplates her symbol, as if she sees worlds within it.

This is Behind You

It gives the influence that is just passed, or is now passing away.

The Magician from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Skill, diplomacy, subtlety; sickness, pain, loss, disaster, the traps of enemies; self-confidence, will; the Querent, if male.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

The Magus, Magician, or juggler, the caster of the dice and mountebank, in the world of vulgar trickery. This is the colportage interpretation, and it has the same correspondence with the real symbolical meaning that the use of the Tarot in fortune-telling has with its mystic construction according to the secret science of symbolism. I should add that many independent students of the subject, following their own lights, have produced individual sequences of meaning in respect of the Trumps Major, and their lights are sometimes suggestive, but they are not the true lights. For example, Eliphas Levi says that the Magus signifies that unity which is the mother of numbers; others say that it is the Divine Unity; and one of the latest French commentators considers that in its general sense it is the will.

Card Description

A youthful figure in the robe of a magician, having the appearance of divine Apollo, with a smile of confidence and shining eyes. Above his head is the mysterious sign of the Holy Spirit, the sign of life, like an endless cord, forming the figure 8 in a horizontal position. About his waist is a serpent-sash, the serpent appearing to devour its own tail. This is familiar to most as a symbol of eternity, but here it indicates the eternity of attainment in the Spirit. In the Magician's right hand is a wand raised toward heaven, while the left hand is pointing to the earth. This dual sign indicates the descent of grace, virtue and light, drawn from things above and passed to things below. The suggestion throughout is therefore the possession and communication of the Powers and Gifts of the Spirit. On the table in front of the Magician are the symbols of the four Tarot suits, signifying the elements of natural life, which lie like tools before the adept, and he uses them as he wills. Beneath the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley (see Song of Solomon 2:1), changed into garden flowers, depicting the culture of self-improvement. This card signifies the divine motive in man, reflecting God.

This is Before You

It shows the influence that is coming into action and will operate in the near future.

Three of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Mental illness, error, loss, distraction, disorder, confusion.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A meeting with one whom the Querent has compromised; also a nun.

Card Description

Three swords pierce a heart; there are clouds and rain behind.

Your Self

Signifies the person or thing about which the question has been asked, and shows its position or attitude in the circumstances.

The Sun from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

The same, in a lesser sense.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings (When Upright)

The Sun. The luminary is distinguished in older cards by chief rays that are waved and salient alternately and by secondary salient rays. It appears to shed its influence on earth not only by light and heat, but--like the moon--by drops of dew. Court de Gebelin termed these tears of gold and of pearl, just as he identified the lunar dew with the tears of Isis. Beneath the dog-star there is a wall suggesting an enclosure-as it might be, a walled garden-wherein are two children, either naked or lightly clothed, facing a water, and gambolling, or running hand in hand. Eliphas Levi says that these are sometimes replaced by a spinner unwinding destinies, and otherwise by a much better symbol-a naked child mounted on a white horse and displaying a scarlet standard.

Card Description

A naked child mounted on a white horse displays a red banner. The sun shining above represents consciousness in the Spirit—with direct, as opposed to reflected, light. The archetype of humanity has become a little child beneath its rays—a child in the sense of simplicity, with innocence in the sense of wisdom. In that simplicity, he bears the seal of Nature and Art; in that innocence, he signifies the restored world. When the self-knowing spirit has dawned in the consciousness above the natural mind, that mind is renewed and directs the animal nature in a state of perfect conformity.

Your House

Your environment and the tendencies at work therein which have an effect on the matter €”for instance, your position in life, the influence of immediate friends, and so forth.

The Devil from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Ravage, violence, vehemence, extraordinary efforts, force, fatality; matters predestined but not necessarily evil.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

The Devil. In the eighteenth century this card seems to have been rather a symbol of merely animal impudicity. Except for a fantastic head-dress, the chief figure is entirely naked; it has bat-like wings, and the hands and feet are represented by the claws of a bird. In the right hand there is a sceptre terminating in a sign which has been thought to represent fire. The figure as a whole is not particularly evil; it has no tail, and the commentators who have said that the claws are those of a harpy have spoken at random. There is no better ground for the alternative suggestion that they are eagle's claws. Attached, by a cord depending from their collars, to the pedestal on which the figure is mounted, are two small demons, presumably male and female. These are tailed, but not winged. Since 1856 the influence of Eliphas Levi and his doctrine of occultism has changed the face of this card, and it now appears as a pseudo-Baphometic figure with the head of a goat and a great torch between the horns; it is seated instead of erect, and in place of the generative organs there is the Hermetic caduceus. In Le Tarot Divinatoire of Papus the small demons are replaced by naked human beings, male and female who are yoked only to each other. The author may be felicitated on this improved symbolism.

Card Description

The main figure is entirely naked; he has bat-like wings, and his feet have the claws of a bird. His right hand is upraised and extended, which is the reverse of the blessing given by the Hierophant. In his left hand there is a great flaming torch, inverted toward the earth. A reversed pentagram is on his forehead. There is a ring in front of the altar, from which two chains are attached to the necks of two figures, male and female. These are analogous to The Lovers, like Adam and Eve after the Fall. They represent the chains and fatality of the material life.

Your Hopes and Fears

Five of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Deterioration, destruction, revocation, disgrace, dishonor, loss.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

An attack on the fortune of the Querent.

Card Description

A scornful man watches two retreating and dejected figures, whose swords lie on the ground. He carries two others on his left shoulder. A third sword in his right hand points to earth. He is the master in possession of the field.

The Final Result

The culmination which is brought about by the influences shewn by the other cards that have been turned up in the divination.

The Heirophant from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Fellowship, good understanding, consensus, excessive kindness, weakness.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings (When Upright)

The High Priest or Hierophant, called also Spiritual Father, and more commonly and obviously the Pope. It seems even to have been named the Abbot, and then its correspondence, the High Priestess, was the Abbess or Mother of the Convent. Both are arbitrary names. The insignia of the figures are papal, and in such case the High Priestess is and can be only the Church, to whom Pope and priests are married by the spiritual rite of ordination. I think, however, that in its primitive form this card did not represent the Roman Pontiff.

Card Description

He wears the triple crown and is seated between two pillars, but not those of the Temple guarded by the High Priestess. In his left hand he holds a scepter ending with the triple cross. With his right hand he gives the well-known ecclesiastical sign of esotericism, distinguishing between the surface and concealed parts of doctrine. At his feet are the crossed keys, and two priestly ministers in albs (priestly robes) kneel before him. He is the ruling power of external religion, as the High Priestess is the prevailing force of the esoteric power.

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