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October 2, 2020
Text Update : January 15, 2021
- Associated with Gypsy fortune tellers
- Some thought Tarot started in Asia
- One may study Tarot cards for fun
e.g. don’t be scared if the reading says that “your house is going to be damaged”; or be happy if the reading says that “a new family member is on the way”
- Some may study and practice Tarot cards for profit
e.g. professional reader/advisor
- There are websites and publications for Tarot
- I used to have a Tarot deck and a book
The book covers a brief history, the meaning of each card, and several spreads for Tarot readings.
- A Tarot Deck consists of 78 cards
- 22 cards belong to the Major Arcana
- 56 cards belong to the Minor Arcana
- The two Arcanas supposedly indicate
long term versus short term events
whether an even is in control versus uncontrollable
- Consists of 22 cards
- They include Fool, Lovers, High Priest, High Priestess, Emperor, Empress, Hermit, Sun, Moon, Stars, Tower, Chariot, Tower, Strength, Judgement …
- Consists of 4 suits.
- Each suit has 14 cards : One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Page, Jack (Knight), Queen, King
- Total of 56 cards in the Minor Arcana
- The Tarot Decks come in different styles.
- The suits may be named differently in the decks, but the underlying concepts hold.
- Beginners usually use the “Straight up” option (where a card may be “good” or “bad”).
- With experience, one might try “Allow Reversals” (where every card has two meanings : one for upright and another for reversed).
- One might also try “Consider Significators”.
- After shuffling the deck, one lays our a selected number of cards in a pattern.
- One card only :
Decision making for a specified problem
- Three Card Spread
Is used to interpret the Past, Present and Future.
- Celtic Cross places 7 cards in the form of a cross.
The cards represent problem, influence (positive and negative) and likely outcome (and suggestion).
Vary with the Practitioner