The Tarot is the name for a particular deck of 78 cards. First used in the mid-fifteenth century in parts of Europe, the cards were used to play games for entertainment.
It was from the late 18th Century that the cards came to be used by psychics to offer readings of peoples past, present and potential futures. According to The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn “The most powerful sources of information come from within; the Tarot aids in coming in contact with one’s Higher Self.”
There are many different varieties of Tarot cards, and the decks differ from country to country. The most widely used deck for English speaking countries such as the UK and America is the Rider-Waite deck. The deck was created in 1909 by A.E Waite an academic and prominent member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, they were illustrated by Pamela Coleman Smith and published by the Rider Company.
The Rider-Waite deck is made up two parts, widely known as the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The Minor Arcana represent the minor ups and downs of life. Its format is similar to that of regular playing cards, but instead of having the 4 suits of hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs, the suits are known as wands, swords, cups and pentacles.
The Major Arcana is not made up of suits, but numbered from 1-21, with “The Fool” card numbered as zero.
Basics of a Tarot Reading
During a reading, the cards are shuffled and then laid out in different ‘spreads’. The spread is interpreted by looking at the cards positions and their relation to each other. By having a reading done, it can give a person guidance and give them clarity of mind that can help when it comes to making important decisions, as well as the possibility of finding out what is yet to come.
If you would like to be guided using a Tarot reading, we have many readers who can offer you this skill in their readings such as Bobbie, Gabriella, Hope, Jasmine, and Toby. You can find them on our our Mediums page where their full details can also be accessed, as well as the number to call. Find out now what your Tarot spread says about your life!Tweet