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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

Dark woman. A friend. A serious person. A very good counsellor. The mother of a family.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

A good harvest, which may be taken in several senses.

Reversed

Goodwill towards the Querent, but without the opportunity to exercise it.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Misfortune. Bad friends. Slander. Loss.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Woman living in the country, Lady of the Manor, Love of Money, Avarice, Usury

Reversed

A good a virtuous Woman, but strict and economical, Obstacles, Resistance, Opposition.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A dark woman, loving but hasty, and bearing no malice

Reversed

harassed by jealousy.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

an hotel, or place of public resort, where you will make an agreeable acquaintance.