Welcome to Rider Waite Smith; a 78 day chronicle of the Tarot and also of the workings of Arthur Edward Waite and Pamela Colman Smith.
We hope to bring you our take on the cards, one day at a time. We welcome all positive comments on the cards, and hopefully to increase and share our own knowledge on the cards and their meanings.
There is no right or wrong with the Tarot, and the cards are deeply personal and we look forward to hearing your views and interpretations.
So, today, we have the Four of Swords. Waite gives this card the following meanings: Vigilance, retreat, solitude, hermit’s repose, exile, tomb and coffin. It is these last that have suggested the design. Reversed – wise administration, circumspection, economy, avarice, precaution, testament. To me, the imagery of the card tells the whole story. It is […]
Today’s card is the Knight of Wands. As usual, I’ll give Waite’s interpretation of the card, which is: Departure, absence, flight, emigration. A dark young man, friendly. Change of residence. A bad card, according to some readings; alienation. Reversed – rupture, division, interruption, discord. For a woman, marriage probably frustrated. People probably think that I should […]