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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 a love affair.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Inflexible will, unalterable law.

Reversed

Unexpected change of position.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

The inquirer, if male.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Feasting, Banquet, Good Cheer

Reversed

Change, Novelty, Metamorphosis, Inconstancy.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A love letter, good news

Reversed

a removal or a visit from a friend.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

signifies ardent love; eternal fidelity