8th Nov 2011
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.
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, 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!
I had a reading with Teya today. I was blown away by her understanding of my current situation. She made some very positive predictions and advice. I look forward to the outcome. Teya has a lovely warm personality and it radiates in her voice. Towards the end of the reading at my request she brought through some family members who passed over. I found her descriptions and messages spot on! I would love to connect with her again. Many thanks.
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I would like to share my thoughts and gratitude about the reading I just had with Marcus: He’s excellent! Connected immediately. No padding or filling. Spot on with what he picked up. Empathetic, emotionally intelligent, honest and humble. I was left empowered. Thank you, Marcus, I will call again.
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I had my first reading with Vanessa today. I was very impressed that she brought my late father through and described him in great detail. Vanessa has a lovely empathetic manner. She picked up in great detail my current situation and described a wonderful outcome to my questions. I was blown away by her understanding of myself as a person! She gave me a tremendous boost to my wellbeing.
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John is so gifted, absolutely brilliant, the best medium I have ever known! He has assisted me and many others more than he will ever know xxx Thank you.
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Bryony is an amazing reader. She is a very lovely, friendly and honest reader. All of my readings have been done with insights and guidance. Bryony really wants the best for her clients and has supported me a lot over the last 4 years. I would highly recommend her. She’s the very best and does not ask lots of questions and always picks up on my situation now and in the future. Absolutely amazing lady.
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Just had a lovely reading with Angel. She is so kind and enthusiastic and willing to provide guidance. I felt that she was naturally gifted at being guided by her spirits.
PIN : 1441
Thank you so much Sandra for assisting me connect with my beloved partner. You gave so much detail around things that only I would have known. You are really gifted and I am very much looking forward to speaking with you again. Love and best wishes to you x.
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Thank you, Ruth, for being so patient and kind on our call. You touched on things I needed to hear and I was so happy to hear from the one person I was seeking guidance from. I will be back. Your gift has opened my eyes up more than you know. Thank you xx
PIN : 2022
Thanks so much to John. I've had a few readings with John over this last year and he has really assisted me keep the faith in a situation that has all worked out as he said it would. His advice and insight was spot on and I can't thank you enough x.
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Betty was absolutely wonderful. She was spot on with what she told me. She even mentioned a place in the country that I live without me telling her. She is amazing!
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