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Seven of Wands Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

Seven of Wands

About the Deck

Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Tags

wands-7, seven-of-wands, seven, wands

Description

A young man on a craggy eminence brandishing a staff; six other staves are raised towards him from below.

Meaning of Seven of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

It is a card of valour, for, on the surface, six are attacking one, who has, however, the vantage position. On the intellectual plane, it signifies discussion, wordy strife; in business--negotiations, war of trade, barter, competition. It is further a card of success, for the combatant is on the top and his enemies may be unable to reach him.

Reversed

Perplexity, embarrassments, anxiety. It is also a caution against indecision.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Certain success.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A dark child.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Loss. Thief. Loss recovered. Loss irreparable.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Success, Gain, Advantage, Profit, Victory

Reversed

Indecision, Doubt, Hesitation, Embarrassment, Anxiety.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Trifling financial matters

Reversed

money troubles.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

signifies a secret passion, which you will overcome, however, after a struggle of fourteen days.

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