Tarot cards are often used in psychic readings to help reveal certain information about a person. In this article, we have compiled a brief overview and history of Tarot to help you better understand everything related to Tarot cards.
History of Tarot Cards
Tarot Cards first appeared in Europe in the 14th century and most likely originated from Egypt. The cards contained images and suits, similar to modern playing cards, except instead of suits they had polo sticks/batons (similar to wands), coins, cups and, swords. Some of these original images still appear on Tarot cards or regular playing cards today.
In addition to these original four suits, new triumph or trump cards were added to the deck with images that had allegorical meanings. These original cards were all hand painted so various records exist of what exactly they contained. A mid-15th-century deck from Milan contained images of Greek gods and various birds, while a Florentine deck contained astrological symbols and images depicting the four elements.
What are Tarot Cards?
Similar to modern playing cards with hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades, Tarot cards were originally meant as playing cards and the basic rules of the game were described in a manuscript written by Martiano da Tortona in the 1420's.
There are 78 cards in the deck of tarot. Each card has its own symbolism, imagery and story. 1. There are 22 major arcana cards. They are used for the representation of spiritual and karmic lessons. 2. The 56 minor arcana cards show the reflection of tribulations and trials that you may have to experience in daily life. 3. There are 16 tarot court cards that come with minor arcana cards. These are used as a representation of the 16 different personality characteristics that we have and like to express as humans. There are 40 numbered cards in the minor arcana deck that is organized in 4 suits consisting of 10 cards each. They represent the various situations we have to face in life.
What Tarot Cards can tell you
There is a common belief that Tarot Cards can be used to predict the future. There are many people who say that tarot readers can explain everything that could happen in their future. However, you should know that tarot card reading can give you an idea of what may happen in future but there no absolute future predictions that you may have. The main focus of the Tarot Cards readers is on the possible outcomes and they examine the influences of issues that you are dealing with. There are different positive and negative influences of the issues you are dealing with and you may not know about them. However, the Tarot Cards will help you understand everything related to your future, so you can take the right decision.