About the Deck: Italian artist Luigi Scapini’s lavish paintings recreate 15th century Italy in this gold-accented tarot deck. The Major Arcana and court cards have gold backgrounds in the manner of fifteenth-century European decks. Both the Major and Minor Arcana include full scenes. In the Minors, symmetrical arrangements of the suit symbols provide composition around which the scenes are arranged.
The depth of Scapini’s art history expertise is evident in his lush settings and period costumes. Interesting details, and sometimes-humorous references, are cleverly imbedded in the artwork, with many of the cards depicting historical figures, for example, Rasputin as the Knight of Cups. Readers will easily relate to the universal situations revealed in the cards, for pleasurable and insightful readings.
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Medieval Scapini Tarot
Queen of Cups
A warm-hearted and fair person. Poeticness. Beloved, adored person. Good friend
and mother. Devoted wife. Honesty. Loving intelligence. Gift of vision.
Reverse: Inconsistency of honor. Possible immorality. Dishonesty. Unreliability. Vice.
VIII of Swords
Crisis. Calamity. Conflict. Domination. Imprisonment. Turmoil. Bad news. Censure. Criticism. Sickness. Calumny.
Reverse: Treachery in the past. Difficulty. Hard work. Depression. Disquiet. Accident. Fatality.
V The Pope
Ritualism. Ceremony. Mercy. Humility.. Kindness. Goodness. Forgiveness. Inspiration. Allance. Compassion. Servitude. Overt reserve. Captivity to one’s own ideas. Tendency to cling to ideas and principles even if outdated. A person to whom one has recourse. Conformity. A religious or spiritual leader. Inability to adapt to new circumstances and changing conditions. A person with a sense of the importance of history.
Reverse: Foolish exercise of generosity. Over Kindness. Repeated errors. Susceptibility. Impotence. Vulnerability. Frailty. Unorthodoxy. Renunciation.
What or who is the main influencer in this situation.
The existing state of affairs.
What to expect if continued on current path.
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