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 […]
Succour, providence also war, triumph, presumption, vengeance, trouble. Reversed – riot, quarrel, dispute, litigation, defeat.
Wisdom, circumspection, discernment, trials, sacrifice, intuition, divination, prophecy. Reversed – selfishness, the crowd, body politic.
Waite gives the following meanings for Death: End, mortality, destruction, corruption also, for a man, the loss of a benefactor for a woman, many contrarieties; for a maid, failure of marriage projects. Reversed – inertia, sleep, lethargy, petrifaction, somnambulism; hope destroyed. I find the Death card to far less dramatic than its title. It’s simply […]
Hidden enemies, danger, calumny, darkness, terror, deception, occult forces, error. Reversed – instability, inconstancy, silence, lesser degrees of deception and error.
Change of position, renewal, outcome. Another account specifies total loss though lawsuit. Reversed – weakness, pusillanimity, simplicity; also deliberation, decision, sentence.