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, […]
Removal, absence, delay, division, rupture, dispersion, and all that the design signifies naturally, being too simple and obvious to call for specific enumeration. Reversed – mental alienation, error, loss, distraction, disorder, confusion.
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 […]
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.
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.
Bad news, violent chagrin, crisis, censure, power in trammels, conflict, calumny; also sickness. Reversed – disquiet, difficulty, opposition, accident, treachery; what is unforeseen; fatality.
Death, failure, miscarriage, delay, deception, disappointment, despair. Reversed – imprisonment, suspicion, doubt, reasonable fear, shame.
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 […]