Oct 23

Three of Wands Card

The Three of Wands is the third pip in the Suit of Wands. In older decks the card is a symmetrical pip, similar to French decks. Most pip cards in Latin decks look this way. But I mention it anyway for the sake of fairness. In the Rider-Waite deck, a man faces away from the […]

Oct 23

Four of Wands Card

The Four of Wands is the fourth pip in the Suit of Wands. The pip in the Latin decks are symmetrical like the ones preceding it. In the Rider-Waite deck, there are two figures in front of a castle. They stand between four wands decorated in garland. People are behind the two figures cheering and […]

Oct 23

Five of Wands Card

The Five of Wands is the 5th pip in the Suit of Wands. The Latin decks feature a fairly symmetrical design of five batons on the face of the pip. However, in the Rider-Waite deck the face features a design that may strike an initial “What in hell?” reaction. There are five figures, all holding […]

Oct 9

Eight of Wands Card

The Eight of Wands is the 8th pip in the Suit of Wands. In the Latin decks, there are eight wands symmetrically placed on the face of the card. The Rider-Waite deck shows what appears to be eight wands entering stage left. If you look closely, they seem to be thrown. They’re going downhill, the […]

Oct 9

Seven of Wands Card

The Seven of Wands is the 7th pip in the Suit of Wands. Latin decks feature seven wands on a symmetrical design similar to the French pips. The Rider-Waite deck shows an everyday man among a bunch of batons. He has one, presumably to be is original baton, hoisting it in the air above his […]

Oct 8

Six of Wands Card

The Six of Wands is the sixth pip in the Suit of Wands. In Latin decks, it is a pip with a symmetrical design of six batons. The Rider-Waite deck shows a scene of celebration. There is a group of people seemingly awaiting the man’s arrival. His baton is decorated with a small wreath.  Other […]

Aug 16

The Strength Card

Strength is the 11th trump of the Major Arcana. Historically, it was placed as the 8th trump and was called Fortitude. The Rider-Waite-Smith deck changed the position. The name change happened before then. The interpretation of this card will be explained under the position of the 8th trump as originally placed. Strength hasn’t changed much image wise. There is […]

Aug 15

The Justice Card

According to the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and it’s derivatives, Justice is the 8th trump of the Major Arcana. However, it was originally the 11th. Both positions are considered valid. This article will cover the attributes of the card in its original position of the 11th trump. Justice is a card that takes no nonsense from the lying nature […]

Aug 15

The Temperance Card

Temperance is the 14th trump of the Major Arcana. The image on the face of the card is based on the standard representation of Temperance. In the allegory, a woman is pouring water from one container to the other. The water is said to go from the bottom container to the top container. However, in some […]

Aug 15

The Hanged Man Card

The Hanged Man, also known as The Traitor is the 12th trump of the Major Arcana. Because of the nature of the card, it is thought to be the 4th cardinal virtue of Prudence. Justice, Strength, and Temperance are the others, being trumps themselves. It is thought to reflect a humiliating form of punishment done […]