Six of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA ferryman carries passengers in his raft to the far shore. The course is smooth, and the freight is light; the work is not beyond his strength.
Meaning of Six of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Journey by water, route, travel, messenger, assistance.
Declaration, confession, publicity; a proposal of love.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
The voyage will be pleasant.
Unfavourable issue of lawsuit.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Long life. Sad life. Sickness. Death.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Envoy, Messenger, Voyage, Travel
Declaration, Love proposed, Revelation, Surprise.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
if the person who inquires of the cards imparts what he has upon his mind to the one who is sitting next him, his wish will be fulfilled.