Tarot Cards are powerful tools for those with the ability to interpret the cards.
It is believed that Tarot Cards originated sometime in the 14th-15th centuries in northern Italy. Originally, the cards were used in game, but eventually came to be used as a tool for divination. Perhaps one of the earliest and most influential practitioners of tarot was the French occultist Jean-Baptiste Alliette (1738-1791), who assigned divinatory meanings to each card for upright and reverse orientations, as well as spreads.
The type of deck used is based upon personal preference. Traditionally, there are 78 cards in a Tarot Card deck, which is separated into two parts: the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The 22 Major Arcana Cards symbolise the universal patterns of human nature. The 56 Minor Arcana cards on the other hand is further divided into 4 suits- Pentacles, Cups, Swords & Wands. They represent the energy, emotions and activities of our daily lives.
The mystical tarot has indeed come a long way from its humble origins. In the field of psychology, Carl Jung (1875-1961) even pioneered the use of tarot cards in analysing the Subconscious.
Read more about the History of Tarot Cards.
As each card has a unique astrological meaning and numeric significance, the cards can be used to gain insight, clarity, and achieve greater control over issues involving relationships, life changes, family, career, health, spirituality, and dreams.
Whilst anyone can do a tarot reading, it takes commitment to be able to truly understand the cards.