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Visconti A Tarot Deck Fragment

About the Deck

(aka Cary-Yale Tarot Deck or Visconti di Madrone Tarot Deck) One of the earliest Tarot Decks, the Cary Yale Visconti Deck is entirely gilded, with fine paintings upon it. Like the other Visconti decks, it features numerous heraldic devices. Unlike the other Visconti decks, it features a maid and a lady among the court cards.

Traditionally said to have been commissioned by Fillipo Maria Visconti for the 1441 marriage of Bianca Maria Visconti to Francesco Sforza I.

Provenance

Italy, c. 1441.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

A fair woman. Indifferent.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Dark woman; presents from a rich relative; rich and happy marriage for a young man.

Reversed

An illness.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Unhappiness averted. Danger escaped. Sorrow. Trouble.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A dark Woman, a generous Woman, Liberality, Greatness of Soul, Generosity

Reversed

Certain Evil, a suspicious Woman, a Woman justly regarded with Suspicion, Doubt, Mistrust.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A fair woman, given to gossip and wanting in refinement

Reversed

rather a spiteful flirt.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

the first kiss will cause you vexation.