Destiny, fortune, success, elevation, luck, felicity. Reversed – increase, abundance, superfluity.
Equity, rightness, probity, executive; triumph of the deserving side in law. Reversed – law in all its departments, legal complications, bigotry, bias, excessive severity.
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 […]
Economy, moderation, frugality, management, accommodation. Reversed – things connected with churches, religions, sects, the priesthood, sometimes even the priest who will marry the Querent; also disunion, unfortunate combinations, competing interests.
Ravage, violence, vehemence, extraordinary efforts, force, fatality; that which is predestined but is not for this reason evil. Reversed – evil fatality, weakness, pettiness, blindness.
Misery, distress, indigence, adversity, calamity, disgrace, deception, ruin. It is a card in particular of unforeseen catastrophe. Reversed – according to one account, the same in a lesser degree also oppression, imprisonment, tyranny.
There is actually very little to say about The Star, as its meaning is nearly always of that of hope. Waite describes the meaning for this card as: Loss, theft, privation, abandonment; another reading says-hope and bright prospects. Reversed – arrogance, haughtiness, impotence. Of course, all the above, being loss, theft, privation, etc, lead one […]
Hidden enemies, danger, calumny, darkness, terror, deception, occult forces, error. Reversed – instability, inconstancy, silence, lesser degrees of deception and error.
Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment. Reversed – the same in a lesser sense.