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King of Wands Art and Meaning Sola Busca Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

King of Wands

About the Deck

Sola Busca Tarot Deck

The oldest complete tarot deck we possess, and one of the only early decks to be fully illustrated.

It is by no means certain, but it has been alleged that the Sola Busca tarot deck was commissioned to honor Alfonso d'Este on the occasion of his wedding to Anna Sforza, granddaughter of Bianca Maria Visconti.

Provenance

Italy, c.1491.

Tags

wands-14, king-of-wands, king, wands

Meaning of King of Wands from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck

Upright

(Levio Plautor) A patron of education. A mentor, teacher, or professor.

Reversed

(Levio Plautor) A corrupt individual. Suppression of knowledge or truth.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

A dark man. A friend. Generally married. The father of a family.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Generally favourable may signify a good marriage.

Reversed

Advice that should be followed.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Trouble. Happiness. Disaster to friends. Good news of friends.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Man living in the country, Country Gentleman, Knowledge, Education

Reversed

A naturally good but severe man, Counsel, Advice, Deliberation.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A dark man, warm-hearted and true as a friend, straight in his dealings

Reversed

good intentions frustrated.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

vexation, quarrels, strife – a duel – murder and bloodshed, of which, however, the person inquiring of the cards is innocent. This card signifies also an age of eighty years and upward.

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