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.
Today we have The Hierophant. Waite gives us these meanings in relation to this card: Marriage alliance, captivity, servitude; by another account, mercy and goodness; inspiration; the man to whom the Querent has recourse. Reversed – society, good understanding, concord, over-kindness, weakness. My understanding of the card goes along with Waite, in the most part, […]
Today’s card is the Nine of Pentacles. As usual, I will give you Waite’s interpretation, being: Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment. Reversed – roguery, deception, voided project, bad faith. A lot of readers ascribe discipline to this card, and I meet that and the above somewhere in the middle. I see the Nine of Pentacles […]
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 […]