Starting Out with Tarot Today
Tarot cards are considered one of the ancient tools of divination. Colorful and stylish, the cards of the tarot deck may appear similar to any ordinary card deck. However, this is only a misconception. These cards are the key to a fantastic world of secrets and revelations. Tarot cards are also a collector’s item and are loved by art enthusiasts. Rare tarot decks are valuable and auctioned as well. Tarot card graphics are however not meant for beautification of the cards only. Each graphic on the tarot card is a symbol, an icon depicting a certain meaning.
A deck of tarot cards generally consists of 78 cards, each depicting a certain symbol. The
deck is divided into two arcanas, the major and the minor. The major arcana comprises of cards like the hermit, the emperor, the empress, the fool, the high priestess, the wheel of fortune, the chariot, the lovers, death, strength, the sun, the moon and so on. Graphics on these cards of the major arcana have specific significance. While the fool signifies a new beginning, the emperor is the symbol of power and authority. The empress is the emblem of feminine qualities and the wheel of fortune suggests the turn of events.
It is very important for a tarot card beginner to choose the right deck of cards. Choosing decks that bear half painted symbols may act as a deterrent to an accurate tarot reading. The most popular deck of cards amongst beginners is the Waite-Rider deck. It is advisable to take the help of a professional when you go shopping for your maiden tarot card deck.
While you make an effort to read tarot with playing cards, you should n
ot take the whole process lightly and concentration is of vital importance. You can use the jokers in a pack of cards and use them as the trump cards of the Major Arcana. However, there is no hard and fast rule about the use of that card. It depends on the individual who wishes to read tarot with playing cards. It depe nds on the tarot reader’s psychic powers and how effectively he gains an insight into the world of the cards.
It is not necessary that tarot reading can only be done through proper tarot decks. A simple set of ordinary playing cards can be used to prepare a tarot reading. You just need to know what the symbols indicate and you will be able to read. It is ideal for people who have just started out discovering the secrets of tarot cards and how the pictures on the cards act as an indication of one’s mental and characteristic traits. Get a deck of playing cards and get started.
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