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Tarot Cards

A popular form of divination is the use of tarot cards. Also called oracle cards, tarot has dated back thousands of years and they still consist of the same types of cards. It was first called trionfi, tarocchi and tarok before finally being called tarot. Just like a deck of playing cards, the tarot deck has four suits or the minor arcana: cups, swords, pentacles and wands. There are also cards known as the major arcana that include The Hanging Man, Death, Judgement and so on. The major and minor arcana are associated with the occult style deck, which is the deck that I am going to focus on today.

The occult deck is typically used in modern day tarot and is very popular with a lot of pagans, psychics and other individuals with a creative eye for ancient traditions. Funny enough, the terms major and minor arcana came from St. Jean Baptiste and it stuck.

A lot of people do not understand that Tarot cards are not meant to forsee the future. So the woman you are paying $20.00 a tarot reading for probably is not really seeing your future. However, they are still fun! So if you did pay money for a reading, don't fret, just don't take it seriously and have fun.

Anyways, tarot cards are meant to help someone find their higher self by asking questions and using the cards as a form of symbolism and guidance. The two types of readings that are used in tarot are question readings and open readings.

A specific question is addressed in a question reading. When addressing a question for yourself, it is always best to stay positive and keep options open. Starting a reading with a negative attitude will not give positive results. Instead of asking questions like,"When will I get a job promotion?' you should ask,"What can I do to improve my chances of getting a job promotion?"

An open reading usually is done when there is a big change happening in your life. You could ask broad questions in reference to a new birth, marriage, move, etc.

There are hundreds of types of decks as well as hundreds of spreads that someone can use in their readings, either for themselves, or for fun, other people. When I first started to use tarot cards, I did a simple five card spread before moving on to a more sophisticated Celtic Cross, just to name a few. Remember, tarot cards are not meant for fortune telling, unless you are having fun.


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Thought provoking article on tarot cards! Nice one.

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  about 4 years ago

I really enjoyed your article Meredith!

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  about 4 years ago

Great article! I never understood tarot cards. Im sure I could have looked it up but this was very simple and straight to the point. Thank you so much!

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  about 5 years ago

Hey thanks for reading my article! I love tarot cards and the concept of them just fascinate me. If you like the paranormal and everything else odd, you will like my articles. Thanks for following :)

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