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This deck is overpowering, intense, complex, symbol city, the systems are totally endless. This deck goes on and on, there is no end to it. The Cards them selves are like a tunnel that doesn't end. Like a worm hole. I have found that some tarot lovers keep the the deck stored and only bring it out of the closet once in a blue moon, due to that it is too busy for them to read from. If your one of these people please join the study group.

To understand each card one must look at them differently than other cards from different decks. This was my first step. This deck has a strange way of communicating to it's reader, I have tried this strange method on friends, family, and strangers. to see the results.

With success!

IronSides's Method for reading the Medieval Scapini Tarot Deck.

I have been inspired for many years by Mary K. Greer's books, that through her personal wisdom has taught me so much more with understanding the Tarot. These are Mary K, Greer's books that have help me decode Scapini's symbols, 21 ways to Read a Tarot - Step 13, pg 129; Tarot Reversals - Traditional meanings that help me put keywords to the symbols. Tarot for yourself - helped me work through reader block, which guided me to finding my method on how to read the cards, simple and easy. Without these books over the past 7 yrs I would have been lost to ever understanding or ability to even read this deck. I strongly feel that Mary k. Greer deserves some credit here, and that I will give her. you will find that I will be posting quotes through out this blog from her books for reference only to help you understand the Scapini's deck.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Medieval Scapini Tarot - Five of Swords

The Five of Swords

Hilts - Vampires - 5 - which prey on the life force of others. adversaries may arise, destruction of other, Murder, Rape, Kidnapping, Theft at home, Slander.

Tumbling Shack - damages, Ruin, Devastation, Loss, Destruction.

The Man on the floor - smokes opium. shame, humiliation, defeat, misfortune.

Pray books - Conquest
Tombs of black magic - Malice, spite


Hilts - Vampires. funeral, burial, Mourning, pain, sorrows.

Falling shack - misfortune, trouble, losses, weakness, uncertain outlook.

Man laying on the floor - distress, dismay, remorse, dejection, sorrow, befalling a friend.

Books - Tombs -black magic: Vengeance, bad - for new ventures.

5 = The enemy triumphs at the moment one fancies that the victory is secured.


I have the most amazing thing that keeps calling me and won't stop every-time this card appears, and it is so strong, that all I see is her beautiful face.

there was girl the disappeared in our area, many yrs ago, I never knew her or knew what she looked like, she disappeared before I moved to town. this card kept showing up in my reading, and her face would appear in my minds eye, then I realized the reading weren't about me, but about her and what happened. I dedicate this card to her. this is her story, her tragedy. I even took the steps, talked with our local police.

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