Ace of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art 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.
Italy, c. 1441.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Commencement of enmity.
Great prosperity or great misery.
Marriage broken off, for a woman, through her own imprudence.
The inquirer, if male.
The inquirer, if female.
Triumph, Fecundity, Fertility, Prosperity
Embarrassment, Foolish and Hopeless Love, Obstacle, Hindrance.
news of a death, sorrow.
if you keep it a secret that you dye your hair (or beard) a certain person will bestow his (her) heart upon you.