The Minchiate Tarot Deck

Tarot Card Sample Images

The Grand Duke Tarot Card

The Western Emperor Tarot Card

The Eastern Emperor Tarot Card

Time Tarot Card

Hope Tarot Card

Faith Tarot Card

Water Tarot Card

Virgo Tarot Card

Sagittarius Tarot Card

Fame Tarot Card

Ace of Staves Tarot Card

Page of Staves Tarot Card

Four of Cups Tarot Card

Handmaid of Cups Tarot Card

Six of Swords Tarot Card

Queen of Swords Tarot Card

Eight of Coins Tarot Card

King of Coins Tarot Card

About This Tarot Deck

Tarot Deck Name
The Minchiate Tarot Deck
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Brian Williams

The Minchiate is one of the most unique decks ever to emerge from the centuries-old tarot tradition. In the first modern presentation of this divinatory system, artist and writer Brian Williams explains the allegorical, esoteric, and symbolic meanings of this expanded deck that not only includes cards for each of the astrological signs, but also for the four elements and several additional figures in the Major Arcana. Although those familiar with the traditional tarot will recognize many of the cards of the Minchiate, even tarot aficionados will be surprised and delighted by many striking differences, such as the knights who are now transformed into mythical beasts or the Chariot card in which the armored warrior has been replaced by a peaceful maiden.

Brian Williams’s insightful interpretations of the cards, based on his extensive knowledge of the tarot and Italian history, enable readers to use this deck as a tool for profound self-exploration and transformation. One of the most popular Italian tarots, the Minchiate served as the basis for many other famous decks before fading into obscurity during the nineteenth century. Now this important tarot, reformulated with the author’s extensive commentary and subtle interpretations of the original art, is finally again available for modern readers and devotees of the tarot.

Tarot Card List
Major Arcana Tarot Cards
Tarot Card Number Tarot Card Name
0 The Fool
1 The Magician
2 The Grand Duke
3 The Western Emperor
4 The Eastern Emperor
5 Love
6 Temperance
7 Strength
8 Justice
9 The Wheel of Fortune
10 The Chariot
11 Time
12 The Hanged Man
13 Death
14 The Devil
15 The Tower
16 Hope
17 Prudence
18 Faith
19 Charity
20 Fire
21 Water
22 Earth
23 Air
24 Libra
25 Virgo
26 Scorpio
27 Aries
28 Capricorn
29 Sagittarius
30 Cancer
31 Pisces
32 Aquarius
33 Leo
34 Taurus
35 Gemini
36 The Star
37 The Moon
38 The Sun
39 The World
40 Fame
Minor Arcana Tarot Cards
Suit of Staves Suit of Cups Suit of Swords Suit of Coins
Ace of Staves Ace of Cups Ace of Swords Ace of Coins
Two of Staves Two of Cups Two of Swords Two of Coins
Three of Staves Three of Cups Three of Swords Three of Coins
Four of Staves Four of Cups Four of Swords Four of Coins
Five of Staves Five of Cups Five of Swords Five of Coins
Six of Staves Six of Cups Six of Swords Six of Coins
Seven of Staves Seven of Cups Seven of Swords Seven of Coins
Eight of Staves Eight of Cups Eight of Swords Eight of Coins
Nine of Staves Nine of Cups Nine of Swords Nine of Coins
Ten of Staves Ten of Cups Ten of Swords Ten of Coins
Page of Staves Handmaid of Cups Page of Swords Handmaid of Coins
Knight of Staves Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Coins
Queen of Staves Queen of Cups Queen of Swords Queen of Coins
King of Staves King of Cups King of Swords King of Coins
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