Two of Swords – Tarot Card Meaning

Two of Swords Rider-Waite-Smith

Two of Swords Cardinal Air Moon in Libra Keywords: tension, balance, on the verge of change, needing to make a decision, dilemma, stalemate, difficulty Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS you can see a woman, dressed in gray robes, sitting on a stone slab, blindfolded, with two swords crossed over her chest. Behind her lies a body … Read more

Eight of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning

Eight of Pentacles Rider-Waite-Smith

Eight of Pentacles Mutable Earth Sun in Virgo Keywords: apprentice, craftsman, hard work, skill, artistry, career, strategic withdrawal, perfectionism, mastery Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see a craftsman working diligently on a workbench, crafting pentacles. On the tree behind him, we see finished pentacles lined up in an orderly and precise fashion. At his feet, … Read more

Seven of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning

Seven of Pentacles Rider-Waite-Smith

Seven of Pentacles Fixed Earth Saturn in Taurus Influence of Netzach in the realm of Assiah, or Earth Keywords: deciding to harvest a bounty, anxiety, decision, failure, rhizome Rider-Waite-Smith In the Pictorial Key, Waite describes this as a young man looking at a “clump of greenery,” which is not exactly a description befitting a thriving … Read more

Five of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning

Five of Pentacles Rider-Waite-Smith

Five of Pentacles Mercury in Taurus Fixed Earth Keywords: poverty, destitution, down and out, loss, vulnerability, homeless, unemployed Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see two destitute people walking under the light of a church window at night, in a snowstorm. One person is using crutches and both are wearing rags. They are the very picture … Read more

Four of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning

Four of Pentacles Rider-Waite-Smith

Four of Pentacles Cardinal Earth Sun in Capricorn Keywords: material gain, miserly, gift-giving, safety, uptight, fear Rider-Waite-Smith In this RWS we see a king sitting on a stone square, two pentacles under his feet, a pentacle over his head, and his armed wrapped around a pentacle in his center. His body posture suggests protectiveness like … Read more

Three of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning

Three of Pentacles Rider-Waite-Smith

Three of Pentacles Cardinal Earth Mars in Capricorn Keywords: craftsmanship, working together, improving skills, dedication to a craft Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see three people working together in the construction of a gothic cathedral. One man, a worker, is standing on a bench and actively laboring as an expert craftsman. The other two people … Read more

Queen of Swords – Tarot Card Meaning

Queen of Swords Rider-Waite-Smith

Queen of Swords Water of Air 20 degree Virgo to 20 degree Libra September 12 to October 12 Keywords: intelligent, possibly a widow, sharp perception, quick qit, blunt, cutting through bullshit, clarity, honesty Rider-Waite-Smith In A Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Waite says the Queen of Swords “does not represent mercy, and, her sword notwithstanding, … Read more

Ace of Swords – Tarot Card Meaning

Ace of Swords Rider-Waite-Smith

Ace of Swords Air Keywords: triumph, good tiding, good beginnings, divine blessing, potential thought, rationality, Reason, Logos, emanation, Rider-Waite-Smith In the Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Waite says, “It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred. The crown may carry a much higher significance than comes usually within the … Read more

King of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

King of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

King of Cups Air of Water Keywords: kind, artistic, calm, loving, in tune with emotions, responsible Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see a King sitting upon a stone throne, itself surrounded by ocean waves. The King of Cups wears a yellow and red cape and holds a cup in one hand and a scepter in … Read more