Minchiate Tarot

[Star] [6 of Wands] The Minchiate Tarot by Brian Williams is an redesigned, modern version of the minchiate tarot invented in Florence in the mid-16th century. Williams' images are original, but they closely follow the poses, symbols and attributes of earlier decks. The Minchiate Tarot has 97 cards instead of the usual 78. Many cards are repeated, but there are also 12 astrological sign cards, 4 element cards and virtue cards such as Faith, Hope and Charity. Minchiate cards traditionally do not have titles, but Williams has added card names and numbers in English and Italian. In the companion book The Minchiate Tarot, Williams describes the meaning and symbolism of each card. He also traces the historical development of the image with many illustrations from earlier decks and works of art.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Book Cover Card Back Design

20 major
21 additional
56 minor

1999 [cover] [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English and Italian

Also Included: instruction book (264 pages)

Major Arcana Cards:
Fool, Magician, Grand Duke, Western Emperor, Eastern Emperor,
Love, Temperance, Strength, Justice, Wheel of Fortune, Chariot,
Time, Hanged Man, Death, Devil, Tower, Hope,
Prudence, Faith, Charity

Additional Cards:
Fire, Water, Earth, Air
Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, Aries, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Cancer,
Pisces, Aquarius, Leo, Taurus, Gemini,
Star, Moon, Sun, World, Fame

Suit Names: Staves (Wands), Cups, Swords, Coins (Pentacles)

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Handmaid (Page)

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website


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