Wings: The Duck can represent wanting to spread your wings, feelings of boredom or being held back, often relating to work/career. Stay-at-home parents may relate. It can suggest wanting out from a relationship.
Water: With ties to water, it suggests the ebb and flow of daily life. Lovers, think about who is giving and who is taking. Occasionally it can symbolize a feeling of drowning, that everything is overwhelming.
Health: The Duck can be a card about health and fitness. It can suggest a need for will power. Time to stop smoking/drinking? Count the calories? Get to the gym?
The Duck can be symbolic of wading through murky waters – a warning not to get involved in things best avoided! With romance it may represent a reliable, confident male.
Upright Meanings: thriving, supporting, stability, reliable person, conservative, wealthy businessman, loyal, encouraging, mature grounded male, reaching goals, high status, cautious, enterprising, not a risk-taker, careful, steadiness, successful, hard work will pay off, bettering yourself, empire, provider, security, faithful, principled, dependable
The Duck represents trying to better oneself, hard work paying off, reaching goals, seeing things through to the end and being proud of your achievements. This minor card can represent reaching high social status and being enterprising, resourceful and principled. As a person, The Duck represents a mature successful grounded man who is good in business, patient, stable, secure, loyal and a hard worker. He is a generous provider but is not careless or frivolous with his wealth and he doesn’t gamble or take silly risks. He is conservative and can be stubborn but he is also faithful and a protector. He is a great father in terms of providing stability and security but can come across as a bit blunt when dealing with emotional matters as he copes better with practical matters. He may be an Earth sign such as Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn.
Reversed Meanings: extortion, ruthless, poor judgement, discouraging, obstinate, cold, collapse of an empire, ungrounded male, unsuccessful businessman, disloyal, corruption, unfaithful, bribes, materialistic, hasty decisions, underqualified, slob, instability, uncaring, broke, calm, greedy, bankruptcy, unsupportive, gambler
The Duck reversed represents losing your grip on things, not reaching your goals or not seeing things through to the end. This minor card reversed can represent losing your social status, failure or lack of success, being impractical, unprincipled, taking ill-advised risks, making hasty decisions or having poor judgment. As a person, The Duck reversed can represent an older unsuccessful or ungrounded man. There can be two extremes of The Duck in a reversed position. The first is an older male who is a slob, lazy, bad in business or has poor judgment. This card is usually broke, a gambler or unsuccessful risk-taker who is weak and in his extreme negative a complete deadbeat. The other is an older male who is ruthless and corrupt. His greed knows no bounds. He is usually unfaithful. He is a hypocritical cheater who will try to hold everyone around him to exacting standards that he would never reach himself. He is a miser and a money grabber and a terrible father as his obsession with materialism makes him cold, uncaring and unsupportive. He may be an Earth sign such as Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn.