I notice odd things when I read up on decks and how they're organized and then rearrange them to fit my preconceived notions on them, and I usually do it without regard to the way the artist has arranged them. But I saw something interesting when I was doing my rearrangement of things with this deck that coincides with a personal philosophy I adopted long ago with regard to ideas and communication. In a pattern of Thought-Speech-Action, in that order.
Tarot adds a step or two to that system with Wands (inspiration) and Cups (emotion) so that the steps, to me, then become Inspiration-Emotional Value-Thought/Speech-Action, with action being the physical manifestation of the other three suits (Pentacles).
In the companion book, Marie organizes the suits as Wands, Swords, Cups, and Pentacles.
I know she first organizes them according to the number of the suit but then comes the suit itself. So then the pattern becomes Inspiration-Thought/Speech-Emotional Value-Action (Wands-Swords-Cups-Disks).
Why does it matter? Well, I'm not sure it does for most people as the emotional value of things generally change over time, but to me (and this really IS just my opinion) it alters the value of the cards in some way. I know this isn't very clear, please bear with me.
Let me try to clarify by an extremely simple example:
#1. Inspiration-Emotional Value-Thought/Speech-Action
Jane knows something is missing in her life. There's a hole where she feels some belief in a greater power should be and she's inspired to find something that works for her.
She searches and searches and finds nothing but she's greatly enjoyed the search itself and found it quite satisfying. She talks to a publisher about her experience and writes a book about all that she's researched.
#2. Inspiration-Thought/Speech-Emotional Value-Action
Tom wants to write a book about spirituality. He speaks to a publisher about it and sets off on his search during which he finds one particular belief system he finds so profoundly moving that he stops looking at any other belief systems and becomes a devotee of that movement.
Ok I know now after all this that it's just me and that it doesn't really matter. It's just the way it's arranged and I can shuffle it around as I see fit. It's just an observation I made when I got the deck but I wanted to share it nevertheless. It's another one of those subtle elements within the deck to me.