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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

A fair woman. The loved one. The mistress of a house.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Sometimes denotes a woman of equivocal character.

Reversed

A rich marriage for a man and a distinguished one for a woman.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

An excursion. A journey. A prevented visit Delayed journey.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A fair Woman, Success, Happiness, Advantage, Pleasure

Reversed

A Woman in good position, but intermeddling, and to be distrusted; Success, but with some attendant trouble.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Fair, good-natured woman

Reversed

she has had an unhappy love affair.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

the lady is loved; quiet love; the person will obtain a rich wife; betrothal; marriage; the lady will consent.