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 […]
And today’s card is The Magician. How fitting for early on a Monday morning (I’ll explain below). Waite gives the following in relation to his meanings for this card: Skill, diplomacy, address, subtlety; sickness, pain, loss, disaster, snares of enemies; self-confidence, will; the Querent, if male. Reversed – physician, Magus, mental disease, disgrace, disquiet. You […]
Today’s card is The High Priestess. Waite’s descriptions for this card are: Secrets, mystery, the future as yet unrevealed; the woman who interests the Querent, if male; the Querent herself, if female; silence, tenacity; mystery, wisdom, science. Reversed – passion, moral or physical ardour, conceit, surface knowledge. I believe this card is indeed wisdom, but […]
Fruitfulness, action, initiative, length of days; the unknown, clandestine; also difficulty, doubt, ignorance. Reversed – light, truth, the unravelling of involved matters, public rejoicings; according to another reading, vacillation.
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 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, […]
Attraction, love, beauty, trials overcome. Reversed – failure, foolish designs. Another account speaks of marriage frustrated and contrarieties of all kinds.
Succour, providence also war, triumph, presumption, vengeance, trouble. Reversed – riot, quarrel, dispute, litigation, defeat.
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 […]
Prudence, circumspection; also and especially treason, dissimulation, roguery, corruption. Reversed – concealment, disguise, policy, fear, unreasoned caution.