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Papus's Divinatory Meanings

The significance ascribed to the cards by Papus.

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King of Clubs

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A dark man. A friend. Generally married. The father of a family.

Queen of Clubs

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Dark woman. A friend. A serious person. A very good counsellor. The mother of a family.

Knight of Clubs

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A dark young man. A friend.

Page of Clubs

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A dark child. A friend. Also represents a message or letter from a near relation.

Ace of Clubs

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Commencement of an enterprise.

Two of Clubs

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Opposition to the beginning of an enterprise.

Three of Clubs

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Realization of the commencement of an enterprise. The basis of the work is now definitely established, and the undertaking can be fearlessly continued.

Four of Clubs

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Obstacles to be prepared for.

Five of Clubs

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Obstacles surmounted.

Six of Clubs

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Failure.

Seven of Clubs

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Certain success.

Eight of Clubs

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Partial success.

Nine of Clubs

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Great success.

Ten of Clubs

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Uncertainty.

King of Cups

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A fair man. A friend. A barrister, judge, or ecclesiastic. A bachelor.

Queen of Cups

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A fair woman. The loved one. The mistress of a house.

Knight of Cups

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Young, fair man. A friend. The lover or the loved one.

Page of Cups

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Fair child. A messenger. A birth.

Ace of Cups

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Commencement of a love affair.

Two of Cups

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Opposition. Unimportant obstacles raised by one of the lovers.

Three of Cups

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Mutual love.

Four of Cups

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Serious obstacles from others.

Five of Cups

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Obstacles overcome.

Six of Cups

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Obstacles insuperable. Widowhood. Separation.

Seven of Cups

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Success and happiness.

Eight of Cups

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Jealousy and trouble.

Nine of Cups

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Children.

Ten of Cups

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Uncertainty.

King of Swords

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Dark bad man. A soldier, an enemy, or one to be mistrusted.

Queen of Swords

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A dark wicked woman. A gossip. A calumniator. Jealous.

Knight of Swords

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Young dark man. An enemy. A spy.

Page of Swords

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A child. An enemy. Bad news. Delay.

Ace of Swords

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Commencement of enmity.

Two of Swords

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Enmity does not last.

Three of Swords

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Hatred.

Four of Swords

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Enemy defeated.

Five of Swords

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Enemy triumphs at last moment.

Six of Swords

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Enemy powerless.

Seven of Swords

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Enemy successful.

Eight of Swords

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Enemy only partially successful.

Nine of Swords

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Duration of hatred.

Ten of Swords

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Uncertainty in the hatred.

King of Coins

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Fair man. Inimical or indifferent.

Queen of Coins

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A fair woman. Indifferent.

Knight of Coins

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A young, fair man. A stranger. An arrival.

Page of Coins

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A fair child. A messenger. A letter.

Ace of Coins

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Commencement of good fortune. Inheritance. Gifts. Economy.

Two of Coins

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Difficulty in getting inheritance or good fortune.

Three of Coins

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A small sum of money.

Four of Coins

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Loss of money.

Five of Coins

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Success coming that will balance loss.

Six of Coins

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Ruin.

Seven of Coins

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A large fortune.

Eight of Coins

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Partial success. Great loss of money at last moment.

Nine of Coins

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A durable fortune.

Ten of Coins

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Great successes and great reverses.

The Magician

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Male Inquirer.

The Papess

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Female Inquirer.

The Empress

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Action. Initiative.

The Emperor

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Will.

The Pope

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Inspiration.

The Lovers

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Love.

The Chariot

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Triumph. Providential Protection

Justice

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Justice.

The Hermit

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Prudence.

Wheel of Fortune

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Fortune. Destiny.

Strength

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Strength. Fortitude.

The Traitor

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Trials. Sacrifice.

Death

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Death.

Temperance

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Temperance. Economy.

The Devil

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Immense Force. Illness.

The Tower

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Ruin. Deception.

The Star

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Hope.

The Moon

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Hidden Enemies. Danger.

The Sun

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Material Happiness. Lucky Marriage.

Judgement

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Change of Position.

The Fool

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Inconsiderate Actions. Madness.

The World

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Assured Success.