There are many situations in life that may call for a tarot reading. These cards feature archetypal images that tell your story, helping you understand different moments from your past and their influence on your current situation. You can use these images to help you in your meditation practice or to provide you with food for thought each and every day. The sky is the limit when it comes to the situations when you can use a tarot reading.
Of course, you can't tackle any tarot reading prior to getting familiar with the basics. You may find the tarot cards a bit overwhelming at first; however, once you become familiar with their underlying organization, you'll be able to try out some tarot readings yourself.
There are 78 cards divided in two categories, the major arcana and the minor arcana. Each of these categories is further divided into four suits: wands (equivalent of actions), cups (representing feelings), pentacles (synonymous with material success) and swords (representing thoughts).
In order to perform a tarot reading, you need to arrange the cards into a spread. A tarot spread is nothing else than a pattern to place the cards in to interpret their meaning. As there are countless different tarot spreads, you'll probably find dozens of books on this very topic.
Some of these spreads can consist from one single card, while others may require the whole 78-card deck. The three-card spread is one of the most popular patterns. It can provide you with instant answers to questions about love, career, and life in general. These cards impersonate your past, present, and future.
The Major Arcana is the representation of your life path. It begins with The Fool (number 0) and it walks you through all stages of your life to The World (number 21). Each of these cards is a representation of a major life issue and a warning for you to pay attention to that specific situation.
Once you become familiar with the Major Arcana, you'll understand that its first 11 cards are a reflection of your journey out into the world, while the last 11 cards impersonate the same journey, but into your own awareness.
The 56 cards in the Minor Arcana serve as a support system for the Major Arcana. This section is divided into four suits, each of these suits containing 10 numbered cards and four court cards. These four cards are usually named king, queen, knight, and page. Although different tarot decks may use different names for these cards, their hierarchical positions and their meanings remain unaltered. The number 1 card, for instance, is the first in each sequence and it represents a beginning.
Depending on the deck, numbered minor cards may bear images on them or they may only have 'pips' just like regular playing cards.
Pentacles (Material Success)
The Deeper Meaning Of The Tarot
Tarot reading is one of the oldest divination forms still used to this day. However, you have to use it responsibly. The cards can't be good or evil, as they are just cards. The difference is in the way you use them.
To sum this up, tarot is nothing more than a powerless bunch of images. It's they mystery and your ability to interpret them what allows you to take a glimpse into your past, present or future.
Both tarot readings and astrology exist since ancient times. Although they are different in their nature, these divination arts complement each other.
To give you only one example, each of the suits in the minor arcana corresponds to specific zodiac signs. You can use both tarot readings to gain a better understanding of your horoscopes. The reverse is also valid. Each of these divination forms can help you get a better understanding of the insight provided by the other one.
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