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Welcome to the Minchiate Study Group!

Flaxen

Please post here if you're interested in learning more about the Minchiate with me. It will be easier in the future in case we want to start a Reading Circle later, and I can PM those who are participating here in the Study Group.

This thread will also serve as an Index that I can then update with links as we accumulate more and more study threads.

This thread is only for sign-ups and not individual card discussions. Once you start a separate thread on a card of your choice that you would like to discuss, I will link it here.

Thanks for playing!

[For discussions, let's use this deck: Minchiate Images on commons.wikimedia]

0. Il Matto - The Fool

I. Il Bagatto - The Trickster

II. Il Granduca - The Grand Duchess

III. L'Imperatore - The Big Emperor

IV. L'Imperatrice - The Little Emperor

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How exciting! I love the Minchiate deck but don’t use it much for readings. 

It will be really interesting to explore more. :classic_smile:

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fire cat pickles

Cool! I'll add you to the list 🙂 (Just in case you change your mind about reading with us later...)

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fire cat pickles

I love this book and it is very helpful. He put a lot of research into it. From what I remember, it is heavy on research and light on divination. That doesn't mean to say that it isn't without it merits as a divination tool, though!

 

Unfortunately, I gave it away at some point and I need to get it again.

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From what I've learned, the earlier meaning  of the word "Minchiate" was the "Fool" or "excuse". It refers to the actual game of Minchiate where a maneuver was used to trump all the other cards with the Fool card.

 

Today (400 years later) the actual word "Minchiate" has taken on a completely different meaning, the word has evolved, and is closer to the English equivalent to "dumbass". Your Italian equivalent is much more crude and refers to the other side of the human anatomy if I'm not mistaken 😉 

 

 

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