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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

Fair child. A messenger. A birth.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Good augury; also a young man who is unfortunate in love.

Reversed

Obstacles of all kinds.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Love. Happiness. Pleasure. Concord.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A fair Youth, Confidence, Probity, Discretion, Integrity

Reversed

A Flatterer, Deception, Artifice.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A young bachelor devoted to enjoyment

Reversed

a military lover with a grievance.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

bridegroom; a fortunate wooer; the lover will at last soften the heart of his coy charmer; proposals of marriage and consent; you will receive tomorrow a letter containing money.

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