Dark man, friendly, countryman, generally married, honest and conscientious. The card always signifies honesty, and may mean news concerning an unexpected heritage to fall in before very long. Reversed – good, but severe; austere, yet tolerant.
Rider Waite Smith
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Attraction, love, beauty, trials overcome. Reversed – failure, foolish designs. Another account speaks of marriage frustrated and contrarieties of all kinds.
Design, attempt, wish, hope, confidence; also quarrelling, a plan that may fail, annoyance. The design is uncertain in its import, because the significations are widely at variance with each other. Reversed – good advice, counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.
Arrival, approach–sometimes that of a messenger; advances, proposition, demeanour, invitation, incitement. Reversed – trickery, artifice, subtlety, swindling, duplicity, fraud.
Valour, realizing intelligence, business and normal intellectual aptitude, sometimes mathematical gifts and attainments of this kind; success in these paths. Reversed – vice, weakness, ugliness, perversity, corruption, peril.
Wisdom, circumspection, discernment, trials, sacrifice, intuition, divination, prophecy. Reversed – selfishness, the crowd, body politic.
Degradation, destruction, revocation, infamy, dishonour, loss, with the variants and analogues of these. Reversed – the same; burial and obsequies.
Journey by water, route, way, envoy, commissionary, expedient. Reversed – declaration, confession, publicity; one account says that it is a proposal of love.
Activity in undertakings, the path of such activity, swiftness, as that of an express messenger; great haste, great hope, speed towards an end which promises assured felicity; generally, that which is on the move; also the arrows of love. Reversed – arrows of jealousy, internal dispute, stingings of conscience, quarrels; and domestic disputes for persons […]
These are exceedingly contradictory; in the main, it is a card of money, business, barter; but one reading gives altercation, quarrels – and another innocence, ingenuity, purgation. Reversed – cause for anxiety regarding money which it may be proposed to lend.