The Tarot of Jacques Vieville Death Card.
The Death Card signifies change and birth.
It can represent a major cycle change in our life.
Our lives are like a book, and any major changes that occur represent a chapter ending and a new one beginning.
Reversed it can indicate the birth of a child, especially if the Ace of Wands ( batons, rods ) is linked to it in a reading.
The above are examples, so what is the true meaning, definition, interpretation of this Major Arcana Tarot Card ?
XII Le Pendu - The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man signifies when time stands still, a time for rest and reflection before moving on.
Go to Jail, go directly to Jail.
Many years ago with the Hanged Man linked to the Ten of Swords and the Justice Card I saw a man in prison
and the female I was reading for told me after the reading had finished that her boyfriend was in fact serving a sentence in prison.
I found in a legal reading (UK Law) the King of Swords represented a magistrate, and the Emperor represented a Judge.
It can have many meanings in a reading, like taking a break, cross roads, time to move on, delays, biding your time, waiting for the best opportunity.
I prefer to see the card reversed in a reading !
Again the above are examples, so what is the true meaning, definition, interpretation of this Major Arcana Tarot Card ?
XV Le Diable - The Devil
Please EMAIL me your interpretation of the Devil Card and I will place it here for you.
The lesson of the Devil is that our own fear is the only thing that holds us in unhappy situations, and fear has no power except when we surrender to it.
by Michael Gerald Sheehan.
Open your eyes, be truthful and ask yourself, do I really want to stay in the situation I am currently in.
by Lucy Evans.
My advice is to remember when interpreting the cards above they can have so many meanings,
so always use the cards surrounding them to get their true interpretation.
In a Tarot spread one card is merely a piece of a jigsaw puzzle,
so use your intuition to link the cards together and you should then start to see things unfold.
The Jacques Vieville Deck - c.1660 Paris, France.
Designer(s), Artist(s): Jacques Vieville.
Country of Publication: France
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 1984
Publication Status: Out-of-Print
Reference: Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. III, pp. 641, 645
Description: Heron reprint of a 17th century Parisian Marseilles tarot,
dating from sometime between 1643 and 1664 (according to S. Kaplan, The Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. III).
The ordering of the majors is somewhat different than in most Marseille tarot decks,
with Justice and The Chariot reversed (VII and VIII respectively, rather than VIII and VII),
and Strength and The Hermit swapped (IX and XI, rather than XI and IX).
78 cards in standard cardboard box.
A model of this deck, complete with all 78 cards, is housed in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
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