Zodiac banner header.

The Tarot of Jacques Vieville Death Card.

XIII La Mort - The Death Card

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.

The above are examples, so what is the true meaning, definition, interpretation of this Major Arcana Tarot Card ?

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

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 reversed 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 ?

The Jacques Vieville Hanged Man Tarot Card.
When time stands still...

XV Le Diable - The Devil

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.

You can walk away if you really want to.

The need to focus energies on positive thoughts and actions.

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

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

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.co.uk or ebay.com

( Do a Worldwide Search )

( Join a Tarot Collectors Forum )

I joined TarotCollectors.com and had some great help and advice,

and eventually purchased a brand new sealed pack from one of the members who lives in Italy.


Warning: 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.)

Please note : I do not do readings anymore, but I like to keep the website updated on a regular basis, so please enjoy.

Thank you for visiting, please consider making a small donation to help keep this website available.