Waite’s description of the Two of Wands is thus: Between the alternative readings there is no marriage possible: on the one hand, riches, fortune, magnificence; on the other, physical suffering. disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification. The design gives one suggestion: here is a lord overlooking his dominion and alternately contemplating a globe; it looks like the […]
And today we have the Two of Cups. As usual, I give Waite’s vision of the card, ie: Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, concord, sympathy, the interrelation of the sexes, and – as a suggestion apart from all offices of divination – that desire which is not in Nature, but by which Nature is sanctified. […]
And today’s card is the Two of Swords. I’ll start with Waite’s description of the card, which is: Conformity and the equipoise which it suggests, courage, friendship, concord in a state of arms, affection, intimacy. Also: gifts for a lady; influential protection for a man in search of help. Reversed – imposture, falsehood, duplicity, disloyalty. Again, […]
On the one hand it is represented as a card of gaiety, recreation and its connexions, which is the subject of the design; but it is read also as news and messages in writing, as obstacles, agitation, trouble, embroilment. Reversed – enforced gaiety, simulated enjoyment, literal sense, handwriting, composition, letters of exchange.