Meaning and History of Tarot Cards by primusboy


									Meaning and History of Tarot Cards
My first encounter with Tarot Cards was at a local fair. I was amazed,
when I sat down with this reader and she dealt the cards, what she was
able to reveal to me about my life.Not only what she told me, but the
accuracy of the reading. I became instantly intrigued with how she was
able to tell me so much accurate information about myself and was
determined to find out the meaning of Tarot cards and the history
surrounding them.
Tarot Cards will always tell you what you need to know. They are a great
way to obtain advice and guidance in different areas of your life.They
are unique and each shuffling of the cards will relate to you and only
Where did Tarot Cards originate?
It is believed that Tarot Cards originated in Italy in the 14th Century.
They are comprised of a group of symbols. A deck of Tarot Cards is a
collection of 78 images. Twenty two of these images are the Major Arcana
while the remaining 56 are the Minor Arcana. The Minor Arcana consists of
four suits each with fourteen cards. Arcana means secrets or mysteries.
The early symbolism was deeply rooted in Medieval Europe. Numbering and
titles were not used on the early tarot cards but has evolved over time.
Tarot Cards are a tool. The true power of the tarot is the reader who
interprets what these images mean. They are an intermediary between the
conscious and unconcious mind.
The early Tarot cards were used for a variety of purposes. They are
sometimes used as an aid to meditation. Also they were a card game. This
card game is similar to Whist. It is believed that the original Tarot
Cards were conceived from the card game Tarochi. Since the 1700's though
Tarot Cards have mainly been used to let you know what is happening in
your life and the path your life is taking.
There is nothing sinister in Tarot Cards.
Remember, though, that the reading of tarot cards is only as good as the
reader. It is vitally important that the reader has a very good
understanding of the meanings of the various cards. If the reader is not
proficient in this then the reading will be flawed. This is the main
cause of poor and incorrect readings.
It is not intended to delve into the meanings of individual cards in the
Tarot Deck in this article but to give you a small insight into the
history surrounding the development of Tarot Cards.
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