of the psychics is something that is buried by time. there are some
references and queriers that unify the origin of the Tarot with
that of egypt, although additional historians and questionersalludethat
the fortune tellingshares sources with historic gypsy society. all
the same, there are additional queriers that affix an Italianorigin
to the Tarot cards, and it is supposed that the Tarot Cards evolved
into a implement of divination right close to the 15th century.
after that experience, multiple of assorted sets have unfolded and
are currently employed. One of the much preferred decks being the
A deck of tarot cards, as they are used today, contains 78 cards,
all of which contain different, meaningful symbols which can be
interpreted in a number of ways. The deck contains a total of four
suits, and the names of the suits may vary depending upon the tarot
deck one is using. Often times, the suits are referred to as wands,
cups, swords, and coins, which make up what is known as the Minor
Arcana. Meanwhile, the Major Arcana consists of twenty two cards,
all of which are used to signify major events or people in a reading.
Reading a tarot card is easy, as each trump card has a distinct
meaning. However, careful interpretation is needed if one wants
to read the meaning from the collection of cards. These cards have
astrological connections with readings placed under the context
of the Octavian Calendar. Tarot cards are believed to readily describe
the physical and emotional characteristics of the subject.
The rich and age-old tradition of tarot reading is constantly evolving
through time. The methods of interpreting tarot cards continue to
change to catch up with the culture it is living in. The change
in meaning can also contribute to the evolution of the card itself.
The elements of a tarot card today are far different from what it
When card readings are conducted face-to-face, the card reader will
sometimes ask the querent to shuffle the cards as they concentrate
on the question. The querent will sometimes be asked to split the
deck into three piles, and then to put the deck back together again.
The card reader then lays out the cards in a specific pattern, and
each card has a different meaning, depending upon the layout used.
For example, the card reader may layout three cards, one to signify
the past, one for the present and one for the future: all three
cards together give a full interpretation of a given situation.
Card readings over the telephone are conducted much the same way
that card readings face to face are conducted. A querent (caller)
will call into a reader, and the reader will ask the caller to concentrate
on a question that he or she wants answered or clarified. The card
reader then shuffles the cards and lays them out in a particular
pattern. Popular patterns include a single card reading, a three
card reading, and a Celtic Cross reading, which is a reading of
10 different cards. The card reader will examine the symbolism in
each card, in addition to the card position to conclude what the
Tarot card divination may not be a real science; it may not be as
accurate as some people would like to believe, but the market for
tarot is ever growing through the availability of readings online
and in other similar mediums. While this is so, there is still a
large demand for face-to-face tarot reading because of the mystique
and interactivity. A fair judgment of the industry is that it is
growing in its different aspects - whether it is face to face, on
the phone, or by some other medium. While society drives itself
into a more scientific future, the appeal of astrology, especially
in tarot cards, is still growing fast.
Samantha Srillian is a freelance writer, as well as a naturally