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Originally Posted by Shardz View Post
Well, you would probably have the general meaning of the card right in those cases, or something similar anyway. Regarding the separate images and their relative meanings, those would be considered esoteric or hidden messages that tie into deeper aspects of the Tarot. Perhaps they are hidden gems that Waite supposedly included throughout the deck, which is exactly what we're trying to understand, if anything of the sort even does exist with this imagery.
Interesting. When I first encountered this card, I scratched my head a bit and then decided to go back to the Thoth version I had been using for several decades before I ever bothered with the RWS. Some things just don't seem to be worth the effort.
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