Page of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
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DescriptionA lithe, active figure holds a sword upright in both hands, while in the act of swift walking. He is passing over rugged land, and about his way the clouds are collocated wildly. He is alert and lithe, looking this way and that, as if an expected enemy might appear at any moment.
Meaning of Page of Swords from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination, and the qualities thereto belonging.
More evil side of these qualities; what is unforeseen, unprepared state; sickness is also intimated.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A child. An enemy. Bad news. Delay.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
An indiscreet person will pry into the Querent's secrets.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
A birth. A child. A sweet disposition. Affability.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
A Spy, Overlooking, Authority
That which is unforeseen, Vigilance, Support.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
Legal or medical student, wanting in refinement of mind and manners
a treacherous character, fond of underhand measures.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
treachery and infidelity will lie in wait for you, but you will come victorious out of the trial. Endurance and courage will lead to a speedy marriage.