Today we hear about the basics of tarot card reading. Tarot cards are unique and used for purposes of divination and problem solving. A Tarot deck is made up of 78 cards, divided into two categories: Major Arcana cards and Minor Arcana cards. There are 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana cards. The Tarot is believed to have originated in China, Egypt or India, although its origins are unknown. However, what is known is that the Tarot cards we know today appeared at the end of the 14th century or the beginning of the 15th century in Italy. The 22 cards of the Major Arcana are numbered from 0 to 21 in Roman numerals and are:
The Basics of Tarot Reading – Major Arcana
- The Fool
- The Magician
- The High Priestess
- The Empress
- The Emperor
- The Hierophant
- The Lovers
- The Chariot
- Strength, The Hermit
- The Wheel of Fortune
- The Hanged Man
- The Devil
- The Tower
- The Star
- The Moon
- The Sun
- The World
These cards are also called “trumps” and have their own images and symbolisms which are interpreted by the Tarot reader. The Minor Arcana cards are divided into 4 suits of 14 cards each.
The Basics of Tarot – The Suits
These suits used for tarot Reading:
- · Wands – or batons, rods, clubs, staffs, or staves.
- · Pentacles – or coins, disks, or diamonds.
- · Cups – or hearts.
- · Swords – or spades.
The 14 cards of each suit are made up of 10 numbered cards and 4 face cards for tarot reading. The numbered cards are numbered from 1 to 10, with the “a” card also known as the Ace. The four characters are known as King, Queen, Knight, and Page (or Prince and Princess instead of Knight and Page). The values assigned to the cards change from 1 to 10, then to Page, Knight, Queen and King.
Just like in a normal deck of cards, the ace is also assigned the highest value. Understanding Tarot Cards It is necessary to understand tarot because different people interpret them differently and may come to different conclusions. Let’s say you chose the devil card during a tarot reading. An inexperienced reader may form the opinion that you are on the brink of disaster, with failure staring you in the face. You have to look at it from a positive angle, as an experienced reader would .He would interpret this as a warning to refrain from costly spending, to develop a budget and stick to it. This will lead to stability in your finances.
Tarot cards are not an end in themselves, but a means to that end. This is why understanding the Tarot is very essential. Tarot cards only tell you what is likely to happen if you follow a certain path. They only give you an indication. What you choose to do and what will actually happen is up to you. provided with Tarot readings, you can shape certain aspects of your life. This manipulation can help you get through certain events and, likewise, prevent certain events from occurring.