Sybilla & Tarot connection


Found some interesting research that enables me to make a connection between Tarot and Sybilla decks:

The Sibilla, like the standard playing card deck, is divided into “quattro semi” (four suits): ♠ Picche Quadri,  Cuori, and ♣ Fiori.  Each suit is composed of 13 numbered cards.  The first 10 correspond to the standard playing card pips.  The final three of each suit represent “Il Fante” (Jack), “La Regina” (Queen),” and “Il Re” (King).
The Four Suits of the Sibilla:

The card title refer specifically to the Zingara della Sibilla deck, although most Sibilla very similar.

Picche (Spades): Represent conflict, combativeness, and the ability to fight for a cause, anger, aggression, violence, delays and obstacles, lack of progress, misfortune, pain, illness, disease, instability, mourning, sadness and grief. This suit indicates great mental force and courage.

1 – Dispiacere 6 – Sospiri 11 – Il Nemico
2 – Vecchia Signora 7 – Disgrazia 12 – La Nemica
3 – Il Vedovo 8 – Disperato Per Gelosia 13 – Sacerdote
4 – Ammalato 9 – Prigione
5 – Morte 10 – Militare

Quadri (Diamonds) represent the material world, money, property, financial transactions, gain, rewards, career advancement, travel, ideas, and news.  This suit indicates the power of personal charisma and magnetism.

1 – Stanza 6 – Il Pensiero 11 – Messaggiere
2 – La Lettera 7 – Bambino 12 – Donna Maritata
3 – Dono di Pietre Preziose 8 – Donna di Servizio 13 – Mercante
4 – Falsità 9 – I Deliranti
5 – Malinconia 10 – Il Ladro

Cuori (Hearts): represent the emotions, pleasure, happiness, balance, fertility, passion, affection, sentimentality, love, romantic interactions, and interpersonal concerns.  This suit indicates emotional strength, and concern for the human condition.

1 – La Conversazione 6 – Denari 11 – L’Amante
2 – Casa 7 – Letterato 12 – L’Amante
3 – Belvedere – L’attesa 8 – Speranza 13 – Gran Signore
4 – Amore 9 – Fedeltà
5 – Allegrezza al Cuore 10 – Costanza

Fiori (Clubs) represent creativity, fecundity, business and practical matters, social contacts, activities, progress through effort, adventures, studies, and learning.  This suit indicates willfulness, determination, and great personal power.

1 – Imeneo 6 – Consolante Sorpresa 11 – Domestico
2 – Superbia 7 – Gran Consolazione 12 – Giovanetta
3 – Viaggio 8 – Riunione 13 – Dottore
4 – L’Amica 9 – Allegria
5 – Fortuna 10 – Leggerezza

source: About The Sibilla Cards « 104etal’s Weblog