(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.
Opposition. Unimportant obstacles raised by one of the lovers.
Favourable in things of pleasure and business, as well as love; also wealth and honour.
Love, Attachment, Friendship, Sincerity, Affection
Crossed desires, Obstacles, Opposition, Hindrance.
a marriage; fidelity in wedlock