Triumph, the excessive degree in everything, conquest, triumph of force. It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred. The crown may carry a much higher significance than comes usually within the sphere of fortune-telling. Reversed – the same, but the results are disastrous; another account says conception, childbirth, augmentation, […]
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, […]
So, today, we have the Four of Swords. Waite gives this card the following meanings: Vigilance, retreat, solitude, hermit’s repose, exile, tomb and coffin. It is these last that have suggested the design. Reversed – wise administration, circumspection, economy, avarice, precaution, testament. To me, the imagery of the card tells the whole story. It is […]
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.
And today, we have the Ten of Swords. Waite’s interpretation of this card is: Whatsoever is intimated by the design; also pain, affliction, tears, sadness, desolation. It is not especially a card of violent death. Reversed – advantage, profit, success, favour, but none of these are permanent; also power and authority. Once again, I deviate […]