Tarot card meanings

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The origins of the Tarot cards are shrouded in mystery with influences attributed to a wide range of cultures and rumored to include Egyptian wisdom, the religion of Mithras, medieval heretics and pagan Celtic beliefs. Their first recorded use is in southern Europe in the 14th century, where they were originally used for a mixture of educational purposes and card games. Different packages were designed to teach different things such as logic, Greek mythology, religion, geography and even the art of carving meat and fish. The origin of the name Tarot probably comes from the Italian word for cards ‘Tarocchi’, which comes from the Taro river valley in northern Italy. The modern Tarot deck is said to descend from the French Tarot of Marseillies, which contains 78 cards with 22 trump cards. The first significant record of the Tarot cards being used on a more spiritual level was in 1781, when the Swiss occult writer, clergyman and freemason Antoine Court de Belin wrote about the meanings of the Tarot cards in his book about civilization He believed that the tarot cards hid information about the structure of the world that had been hidden in a simple game by the Egyptian priests to prevent the loss of their knowledge in the world of increasing religious domination. The first known fortune teller to use Tarot cards is Alliette de Paris. He believed that Tarot card readings showed possible future events such as travel, sadness, love and fortune.

To perform a reading, the subject usually shuffles the deck and spreads it out in one of several patterns called “spreads.” They are then interpreted by the reader for the theme. There are many ways to set up the cards for a reading. Here are three of the most popular spreads:

Three cards dealt

Three cards are selected, the first represents the past, the second the present and the third the future.

Five card answer

It is usually used to help the subject with one or more particular questions they have at that time in their life. The five selected Tarot cards are used to indicate:

1. Current situation to which the question refers.

2. What actually caused the problem.

3. What kind of response is needed.

4. What harmful effects can occur.

5. The most likely outcome after taking action.

The Tarot card calendar

Twelve cards are selected and placed in a circle in front of the subject. The subject is usually asked to turn over the card closest to the one position in the card circle. This card represents the general situation they will have in the coming month. This process continues around the circle and each card relates to the important aspects of each subsequent month.

Tarot deck setup

The deck is divided into 2 sections called Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. This division roughly relates to the Court cards and Spot cards in the modern deck of cards. There are a total of 78 Tarot cards, including 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards.

The Major Arcana

These cards have no pages and are character cards whose appearance during a tarot card reading indicates something of special importance.

The strength of the fool

The Hanged Wizard

The death of the high priestess

The Empress Temperance

The Emperor The Devil

The High Priest La Torre

The Lovers The Star

The Moon Carriage

Justice The Sun

The hermit Angel

The wheel of fortune The world

The Minor Arcana

It consists of fifty-six cards, divided into four sets of fourteen cards each; ten numbered cards and four court cards. The court cards are the King, Queen, Knight and Page, in each of the four tarot pages. The suits are wands, cups, swords and pentacles.

Each suit is similar to the normal playing cards (Ace to Ten), with the addition of an additional Court card, the Page.

The cards equivalent to the Tarot suites are:

• Wands… Three

• Cups… Hearts

• Swords… Swords

• Pentacles. Diamonds

Each suit refers to a specific area of ​​the subjects life, therefore there are four major areas of life, each represented respectively above by the astrological signs of Fire, (passion), Water, (emotions), Air, ( ideas) and Earth. (physicist).

The following table can serve as a basis for interpreting each of the 56 cards of the Minor Arcana:

Aspects of value Aspects of value

One – A new beginning Eight – New experience

Two – Between two people New – Social

Three – Collection of ten – Success

Four – Completion Page – Thoughtful

Five – Turning Point Knight – Energy Drive

Six – Queen of success – Caring mature

Seven – Challenge King – Emotionless advisor