The Tarot of Jacques Vieville Death Card
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The Tarot of Jacques Vieville Death Card.

XIII La Mort - The Death Card

The Jacques Vieville Death Tarot Card.
The figure of Death is seen on foot with his scythe...

The Death Card signifies the beginning of a new life.

It can represent a major cycle change, and the ending of a phase which has served its purpose.

Our lives are like a book, and any major changes that occur represent a chapter ending and a new one beginning.

While the Death Card can presage a physical death, this is a rare occurrence.

Reversed it can indicate the birth of a child, especially if the Ace of Wands ( batons, rods ) is linked to it in a reading.

As Death clears out the old in readiness for the new, the card can mean something as simple as decluttering your home and cleansing yourself.

XII Le Pendu - The Hanged Man

The Jacques Vieville Hanged Man Tarot Card.
Don't let me hear you say life's taking you nowhere, angel.

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 in a reversed position, I saw a man in jail
and the female I was reading for told me after the reading had finished that her boyfriend was in fact serving a two year prison sentence.

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: You may have to bide your time if you are waiting for a decision.
This can be a a work offer, or another sign of commitment.

Also, on a spiritual level you may need to be patient to get the answers you seek.

Finally, if you feel you are being held back you may have to make a sacrifice to enable yourself to go forward again.

I prefer to see the card reversed in a reading !

XV Le Diable - The Devil

The Jacques Vieville Devil Tarot Card.
The Devil can appear and take control...

The Devil can appear and take control...

Open your eyes, be truthful and ask yourself, do I really want to stay in the situation I am currently in.

If you know that it just doesn't feel right, you can walk away; that is if you really want to.

There is a need to focus energies on positive thoughts and actions.

This card can indicate temptation, obsession, blindness, hopelessness, depression, addictive behaviours and much more.

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.

Picture of the Jacques Vieville Tarot deck.

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.

Picture of Jacques Vieville.

So this Tarot Deck is out of print, but you can still find it occasionally on eBay.

You can check out TarotCollectors.com

They offer some great help and advice; I eventually purchased a brand new sealed pack from one of the members who lives in Italy.


The Tarot Jacques Vieville is starting to get very expensive, so it is an excellent investment for a collector.

(Remember to buy a brand new sealed pack if you can.)

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