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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

Commencement of enmity.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Great prosperity or great misery.

Reversed

Marriage broken off, for a woman, through her own imprudence.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

The inquirer, if male.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

The inquirer, if female.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Triumph, Fecundity, Fertility, Prosperity

Reversed

Embarrassment, Foolish and Hopeless Love, Obstacle, Hindrance.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Emotional enjoyment

Reversed

news of a death, sorrow.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

if you keep it a secret that you dye your hair (or beard) a certain person will bestow his (her) heart upon you.