The Fin de Siecle Kipper is a set of German divination cards illustrated in Victorian style by veteran tarot artist, Ciro Marchetti. A Kipper deck is similar to Lenormand, but focuses more on people than events in its cards. This set has 39 cards: the 36 standard for a Kipper deck, plus three new additions.
Kipper decks, like their French counterpart the Lenormand deck, generally has 36 cards. However the Kipper deck, unlike the Lenormand deck, is primarily focused on people rather than objects and events. Each card has a number which simply lists it order in the deck, and a title which hints at the meaning of the illustration. Again, the Kipper deck differs from the Lenormand deck in that it doesn't have a lot of extraneous symbolism and correspondences printed alongside the central illustration.
However the Kipper cards are generally read in pairs, and otherwise adhere to most Lenormand conventions and layouts. Heavy emphasis is placed on the direction the characters in the cards are facing, or where the action is directed. Articles of mis en scene are important to a reading, and the placement of cards in relation to a significator is very important.
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