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Swiss 1JJ Tarot

Jupiter, the fifth trump

The Swiss 1JJ Tarot deck is a 78-card deck used for the tarot card games Troccas and Troggu and also for divination.

The deck is derived from the Tarot de Besançon which itself comes from the Tarot de Marseille. It is an Italian suited pack which substitutes the figures of Juno and Jupiter in place of the Popess and Pope of the Tarot de Marseille. The cards are not reversible and both the trumps and pip cards use Roman numeral indexing. The lack of modern features like reversibility, corner indices, and Arabic numerals has made this deck unpopular for tarot gamers outside of their native communities. For example, the French-speaking Swiss (Romands) prefer using the Tarot Nouveau to play French Tarot. It is still the official deck for Troccas tournaments.

Troccas players use the French language version but refer to their cards with their Romansh (Rhæto-Romanic) nicknames. Troggu players use the German version. The English version uses cartomantic terminology. The names of the trump cards are as follows:

Number French/English Name Rhæto-Romanic Name English Translation
I Le Bateleur/The Magician il bagat the pagat
II Junon/Juno la gaglina, la biua the chicken, the chicken (baby-talk)
III L'Impératrice/The Empress l'imperatura the empress
IIII L'Empéreur/The Emperor igl imperatur the emperor
V Jupiter il da Cuoz, il Diu fauls the man from Cuoz (a suburb of Disentis), the false God
VI Les Amoureux/The Lovers ils inamurai the lovers
VII Le Chariot/The Chariot il carr, la Catrina en crotscha the carriage, Catherine's chariot
VIII La Justice/Justice la giustia, la stadera Justice, the scales
VIIII L'Ermite/The Hermit il pader the monk
X La Roue de Fortune/The Wheel of Fortune la roda dalla fortuna, la ventira the wheel of Fortune, fortune
XI La Force/Strength la forza strength
XII Le Pendu/The Hanged Man il pendiu the hanged man
XIII La Mort/Death la mort death
XIIII Tempérance/Temperance la tempronza, igl aunghel Temperance, the angel
XV Le Diable/The Devil il giavel, il da cornas, il naucli, il bab dallas femnas the devil, the one with the horns, the Evil One, the Father of Women
XVI La Maison de Dieu/The House of God (The Tower) la casa da Diu, il tiaratriembel, il cametg, la Cadi, la claustra barschada the house of God, the earthquake, lightning, the Church, the burning monastery
XVII L'Étoile/The Star las steilas the stars
XVIII La Lune/The Moon la glina the moon
XVIIII Le Soleil/The Sun il sulegl the sun
XX Le Jugement/Judgement la dertgira, ils bluts, la giuventetgna (divine) Judgement, the naked ones, youth
XXI Le Monde/The World il mund, la vaca, la biala, il min, il miau, la ferma the world, the cow, beauty, the cat (baby-talk), the cat, beauty