Tarot cards are an ancient form of divination, whose origins are shrouded by the thick fog of time. Tarot was used during Renaissance in Italy as a popular game, and was rediscovered by occult scholars in the 18th century, and was connected to other forms of occultism.
WHAT ARE TAROT CARDS?
It is an oracle that can answer questions about the past, the present and of course the future. It is a tool for guidance and for self-discovery and to get in touch with one’s own intuition. Tarot cards are an intermediary between the conscious and the unconscious mind. One thing they are not is a tool for black magic.
Essentially, Tarot is simply a set of symbols printed on a pack of 78 cards. These cards are shuffled and dealt, just as ordinary playing cards. The Tarot has four suits with 10 numbered cards and four court cards in each suit. In most Tarot decks, there are also 22 numbered Major Arcana. While the Major Arcana are the more powerful, since they deal with major life changes and philosophies of life, the Minor Arcana are often more commonly used in readings because they refer to the mundane events most questioners ask about. They are divided into four suits.
WHAT CAN THE TAROT CARDS TELL YOU ?
Tarot cards are not fortune-telling cards; they will not tell you that a certain event is definitely going to happen. The philosophy behind the Tarot is that all future events are subject to change, and if you are warned of unpleasant events in advance, you can prevent them……
TAROT & YOUR SUN SIGN
|Aries||21 Mar-20 Apr||Emperor, King of Wands|
|Taurus||21 Apr-20 May||Hierophant, King of Pentacles|
|Gemini||21 May-20 June||Lovers, Knight of Swords|
|Cancer||21 June-20 July||Chariot, Moon, Queen of Cups|
|Leo||21 July-21 Aug||Strength, Sun, Queen of Wands|
|Virgo||22 Aug-22 Sept||Hermit, Knight of Pentacles|
|Libra||23 Sept-22 Oct||Justice, The Empress, Queen of Swords|
|Scorpio||23 Oct-22 Nov||Death, King of Cups|
|Sagittarius||23 Nov-20 Dec||Temperance, Knight of Wands|
|Capricorn||21 Dec-19 Jan||Devil, Queen of Pentacles|
|Aquarius||20 Jan-19 Feb||Star, King of Swords|
|Pisces||20 Feb-20 Mar||High Priestess, Hanged Man, Knight of Cups|
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The Major arcana consists of 22 pages. The major arcana is more concerned with the reasons behind events. It can be described like a man on a journey, he starts on the road and encounters all manner of people and events along the way and through these experiences he learns life’s lessons and becomes more enlightened and fulfilled by the time he reaches the 22 cards the World. It is a physical as well as a spiritual journey. Wherever the major cards falls there is a stronger influence in that area of the inquirers life…….
Minor Arcanas –
The Minor Arcana is divided into four suits — Wands, Pentacles, Swords and Cups, with each suit possessing four court cards: Kings, Queens, Pages and Knights. They can show either circumstances, or people who are significant in the questioner’s life. It is important to remember that a king could also represent a woman who is in a position of authority or heavily biased towards her masculine side, while queen could represent a man who plays a nurturing role in questioner’s life…….