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  • The Hermit

    The Hermit Tarot Card from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deckThe Hermit Tarot Card from the public domain Marseilles tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    The variation from the conventional models in this card is only that the lamp is not enveloped partially in the mantle of its bearer, who blends the idea of the Ancient of Days with the Light …


  • The Empress

    The Empress Tarot Card from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deckThe Empress Tarot Card from the public domain Marseilles tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description and Meanings

    A stately figure, seated, having rich vestments and royal aspect, as of a daughter of heaven and earth. Her diadem is of twelve stars, gathered in a cluster. The symbol of Venus is on …


  • The Fool

    The Fool Tarot Card from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deckThe Fool Tarot Card from the public domain Marseilles tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    With light step, as if earth and its trammels had little power to restrain him, a young man in gorgeous vestments pauses at the brink of a precipice among the great heights of the world; he …


  • The High Priestess

    The High Priestess Tarot Card from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deckThe High Priestess Tarot Card from the public domain Marseilles tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    She has the lunar crescent at her feet, a horned diadem on her head, with a globe in the middle place, and a large solar cross on her breast. The scroll in her hands is inscribed …


  • The Chariot

    The Chariot Tarot Card from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deckThe Chariot Tarot Card from the public domain Marseilles tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    An erect and princely figure carrying a drawn sword and corresponding, broadly speaking, to the traditional description which I have given in the first part. On the shoulders of the victorious hero are supposed to be …


  • Justice

    Justice from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deckJustice from the public domain Marseilles tarot deck


    The Tarot

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

    Meanings

    Equilibrium, Balance, Justice.

    Reversed

    Bigotry, Want of Balance, Abuse of Justice, Over-severity, Inequality, Bias.


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    As this card follows the traditional symbolism and carries above all …


  • The Wheel of Fortune

    The Wheel of Fortune tarot card from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deckThe Fool Tarot Card from the public domain Marseilles tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description and Meanings

    In this symbol I have again followed the reconstruction of Éliphas Lévi, who has furnished several variants. It is legitimate—as I have intimated—to use Egyptian symbolism when this serves our purpose, provided …


  • The Sun

    The Sun from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    The naked child mounted on a white horse and displaying a red standard has been mentioned already as the better symbolism connected with this card. It is the destiny of the Supernatural East and the great and …


  • The Moon

    The Moon from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck


    The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

    by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

    Description

    The distinction between this card and some of the conventional types is that the moon is increasing on what is called the side of mercy, to the right of the observer. It has sixteen chief and …


  • Strength

    Strength from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck

    A woman, over whose head there broods the same symbol of life which we have seen in the card of the Magician, is closing the jaws of a lion.

    The only point in which this design differs from the conventional presentations is that her beneficent fortitude has already subdued the …


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