Today’s card is the fourth card in the major arcana, The Emperor. Waite gives us these meanings for this card: Stability, power, protection, realisation; a great person; aid, reason, conviction; also authority and will. Reversed – benevolence, compassion, credit; also confusion to enemies, obstruction, immaturity. I would pretty much go along with Waite’s summation of the […]
Today’s card is Strength. As usual, we’ll note Waite’s understanding of the card. Waite says: Power, energy, action, courage, magnanimity. Reversed – despotism, abuse of power, weakness, discord. We would go along with all of those, but again, let’s look at the symbolism of the card. A graceful woman with the infinity sign above her […]
Destiny, fortune, success, elevation, luck, felicity. Reversed – increase, abundance, superfluity.
Economy, moderation, frugality, management, accommodation. Reversed – things connected with churches, religions, sects, the priesthood, sometimes even the priest who will marry the Querent; also disunion, unfortunate combinations, competing interests.
Misery, distress, indigence, adversity, calamity, disgrace, deception, ruin. It is a card in particular of unforeseen catastrophe. Reversed – according to one account, the same in a lesser degree also oppression, imprisonment, tyranny.
Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment. Reversed – the same in a lesser sense.
Change of position, renewal, outcome. Another account specifies total loss though lawsuit. Reversed – weakness, pusillanimity, simplicity; also deliberation, decision, sentence.