Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
Conformity and the equipoise which it suggests, courage, friendship, concord in a state of arms; another reading gives tenderness, affection, intimacy. The suggestion of harmony and other favourable readings must be considered in a qualified manner, as Swords generally are not symbolical of beneficent forces in human affairs.
Imposture, falsehood, duplicity, disloyalty.
Enmity does not last.
Gifts for a lady, influential protection for a man in search of help.
Dealings with rogues.
Friendship, Valour, Firmness, Courage
False Friends, Treachery, Lies.
your heart is set upon money; you will obtain it if you love one person exclusively.