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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 dark child. A friend. Also represents a message or letter from a near relation.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Young man of family in search of young lady.

Reversed

Bad news.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Discord in family. Unhappiness between lovers. Illness. Protracted sufferings.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A Good Stranger, Good News, Pleasure, Satisfaction

Reversed

Ill News, Displeasure, Chagrin, Worry.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A ready-witted young man, clever at his work and ardent in his love

Reversed

irresponsible and fickle.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

signifies jealousy; when it is an unmarried person who inquires of the cards, this jealousy, alas! Is well founded.

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