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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

Enemy successful.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Dark girl; a good card; it promises a country life after a competence has been secured.

Reversed

Good advice, probably neglected.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Good news. A letter from a distance. Bad news. An invitation.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Hope, Confidence, Desire, Attempt, Wish

Reversed

Wise Advice, Good Counsel, Wisdom, Prudence, Circumspection.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Everyday worries, or a resolve taken

Reversed

silly stratagems in love-making.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

by means of a lost letter a secret will be revealed, and this will cause much sorrow; an officer will restore the letter, and all will end well.