Free 3 Card Tarot Reading
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What is the Tarot?
The Tarot is a card game, which comes to us from Medieval times, where it was use as an oracle. The tarot is also respected for it's spiritual significance, and the cards are highly valued as a repository of ancient traditions and symbols. In these cards secret societies studied the basic structure of the mystic initiation process. The cards speak in pictures, and pictures are the language of the subconscious. The key to the deepest meaning of the cards lies hidden in the archetypal myths that humankind has told since the beginning of time. The Tarot can be seen as a book of Wisdom composed of 78 pages, that has been used as an oracle since the 15th Century, when it emerged in the form we know today, consisting of 78 cards that are divided into two groups; the 22 Major Arcana, and the 56 Minor Arcana. The Tarot actually forms the basis of our normal playing cards. Yet it is more than a pack of cards, far more than a game, and more than a method of divination. It's original use was probably as a set of magical images, designed for meditation and an aid to visualization, it was a tool for self realization, enlightenment, and magic.
How Does the Tarot Work?
The cards are like a mirror, reflecting back to us our inner state. The images appeal to the archetypal images we carry in our subconscious, and reflect the archetypal tales known to every civilization. We merely insert ourselves into the tale, and pick up the story at the place we are at right now. We ask the Tarot a question, and like a psychic mirror, it reflects back a story that will have personal meaning to us. At the heart of most questions, especially those most deeply felt, is the question of meaning. To experience life with joy you must find a sense of personal meaning. When someone asks, "What's going on?" they usually want to know, "Why is this happening to me?". The cards imply there is an understandable order and reason for our experiences, that the events themselves are mirroring some deeper cause that is veiled from ordinary sight.