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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

Uncertainty in the hatred.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Followed by Ace and King, imprisonment; for girl or wife, treason on the part of friends.

Reversed

Victory and consequent fortune for a soldier in war.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Inherited wealth. Business. Fortune. Journey on account of business. Travel.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Tears, Affliction, Grief, Sorrow

Reversed

Passing Success, Momentary Advantage.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Grief, loss of freedom

Reversed

passing trouble or illness.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

good fortune in marriage; ill fortune at the gaming table. You will lose much money at gaming; at last you will give up the practice, and in ripe old age you will be blessed by the birth of a daughter, whom you will name Fortuna.

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