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, where do we start with The Fool? Is he a fool, or simply someone who is stepping into a new adventure? Waite gives the following interpretations, ie folly, mania, extravagance, intoxication, delirium, frenzy, bewrayment. Reversed – negligence, absence, distribution, carelessness, apathy, nullity, vanity, but I would like to look at the imagery of the […]
It is a card of valour, for, on the surface, six are attacking one, who has, however, the vantage position. On the intellectual plane, it signifies discussion, wordy strife; in business-negotiations, war of trade, barter, competition. It is further a card of success, for the combatant is on the top and his enemies may be […]
Dark woman, countrywoman, friendly, chaste, loving, honourable. If the card beside her signifies a man, she is well disposed towards him; if a woman, she is interested in the Querent. Also, love of money, or a certain success in business. Reversed – good, economical, obliging, serviceable. Signifies also – but in certain positions and in […]