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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 only partially successful.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

For a woman, scandal spread in her respect.

Reversed

Departure of a relative.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Social position. Constant love. Unimportant position. Bad companions.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Sickness, Calumny, Criticism, Blame

Reversed

Treachery in the Past, Event, Accident, Remarkable Incident.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Coming illness

Reversed

an engagement cancelled or a rejected proposal, dissipation.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

the goal which you strive to reach is very near; an event may happen at any moment which will lead you to it at once.