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0 - THE FOOL
Folly, mania, extravagance, intoxication, delirium, frenzy.
Reversed - Negligence, absence, distribution, carelessness, apathy, nullity, vanity.
1 - THE MAGICIAN
Skill, diplomacy, address, sickness, pain, loss, disaster; self-confidence, will; the Querent, if male.
Reversed - Physician, Magus, mental disease, disgrace, disquiet.
2 - THE HIGH PRIESTESS
Secrets, mystery, the future as yet unrevealed; the woman who interests the Querent, if male; the Querent, if female; silence, tenacity, wisdom, science.
Reversed - Passion, moral or physical ardour, conceit, surface knowledge.
3 - THE EMPRESS
Fruitfulness, action, initiative, length of days; the unknown, clandestine; also difficulty, doubt, ignorance.
Reversed - Light, truth, the unravelling of involved matters, public rejoicings; according to another reading, vacillation.
4 - THE EMPEROR
Stability, power, protection; a great person; aid, reason, conviction.
Reversed - Benevolence, compassion, credit; also confusion to enemies, obstruction, immaturity.
5 - THE HIEROPHANT
Marriage, alliance, captivity, servitude; by another account, mercy and goodness; inspiration; the man to whom the Querent has recourse.
Reversed - Society, good understanding, concord, over-kindness, weakness.
6 - THE LOVERS
Attraction, love, beauty, trials overcome.
Reversed - Failure, foolish designs.
7 - THE CHARIOT
Succour, providence; also war, triumph, presumption, vengeance, trouble.
Reversed - Riot, quarrel, dispute, litigation, defeat.
8 - STRENGTH
Power, energy, action, courage, magnanimity.
Reversed - Despotism, abuse of power, weakness, discord.
9 - THE HERMIT
Prudence; also and especially treason, dissimulation, roguery, corruption.
Reversed - Concealment, disguise, policy, fear, unreasoned caution.
10 - WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Destiny, fortune, success, luck, felicity.
Reversed - Increase, abundance, superfluity.
11 - JUSTICE
Equity, rightness, probity, executive.
Reversed - Law in all departments, bigotry, bias, excessive severity.
12 - THE HANGED MAN
Wisdom, circumspection, discernment, trials, sacrifice, intuition, divination, prophecy.
Reversed - Selfishness, the crowd, body politic.
13 - DEATH
End, mortality, destruction, corruption.
Reversed - Inertia, sleep, lethargy, petrifaction, somnambulism.
14 - TEMPERANCE
Economy, moderation, frugality, management, accommodation.
Reversed - things connected with churches, religions, sects, the priesthood; also disunion, unfortunate combinations, competing interests.
15 - THE DEVIL
Ravage, violence, vehemence, extraordinary efforts, force, fatality; that which is predestined but not for this reason evil.
Reversed - Evil fatality, weakness, pettiness, blindness.
16 - THE TOWER
Misery, distress, indigence, adversity, calamity, disgrace, deception, ruin.
Reversed - According to one account, the same in a lesser degree; also oppression, imprisonment, tyranny.
17 - THE STAR
Loss, theft, privation, abandonment; another reading says - hope and bright prospects.
Reversed - Arrogance, haughtiness, impotence.
18 - THE MOON
Hidden enemies, danger, calumny, darkness, terror, deception, error.
Reversed - Instability, inconstancy, silence, lesser degrees of deception and error.
19 - THE SUN
Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment.
Reversed - The same to a lesser degree.
20 - THE LAST JUDGEMENT
Change of position, renewal, outcome.
Reversed - Weakness, pusillanimity, simplicity; also deliberation, decision, sentence.
21 - THE WORLD
Assured success, voyage route, emigration, flight, change of place.
Reversed - Inertia, fixity, stagnation, permanence.
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