Occultus Thesaurus - Seven of Wands

Seven of Wands

Seven of Wands from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

Description

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

Meanings

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.


The Tarot

by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, originally published 1888.

Meanings

Success, Gain, Advantage, Profit, Victory.

Reversed

Indecision, Doubt, Hesitation, Embarrassment, Anxiety.


General Book of the Tarot

by A. E. Thierens, originally published 1930.

Meanings

Discussion, negotiation, conference, conversation, deliberation, dissertation; measure; correspondence, words and language; generally success, but there may be also some hesitation, uncertainty, irresolution, light-heartedness.

Theory

All this is very strikingly typifying the element Air on the Seventh house, that of the airy Libra, house of relationship, marriage, meeting of the Self and the Not-self, which rules contracts, books and manuscripts. Here only comes ‘discussion’ into play. In the Fifth house the individuality was alone, and for discussion you want two persons.

Conclusion

Discussion, relation, negotiation, entertainment, discourse, lecture, reasonable explanation, contract, marriage proposed, society-rulership and orders given out to inferiors, arrangements, regularisation and measurement; measure, proportion, rules given for conduct. There is uncertainty or opportunism in so far as rules are given in relation to circumstances, which may change. The personal interests are brought in, in relation with those of others. Fair weather.


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