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.
A card of the past and of memories, looking back, as--for example--on childhood; happiness, enjoyment, but coming rather from the past; things that have vanished. Another reading reverses this, giving new relations, new knowledge, new environment, and then the children are disporting in an unfamiliar precinct.
The future, renewal, that which will come to pass presently.
Obstacles insuperable. Widowhood. Separation.
Inheritance to fall in quickly.
Good fortune. Happiness. Reverses. Troubles.
The Past, passed by, Faded, Vanished, Disappeared
The Future, that which is to come, Shortly, Soon.
much domestic happiness; every year a christening; children will receive rich presents from godfathers and godmothers.