What is Tarot?

For some people, Tarot reading may sound completely supernatural and other-worldly. Well, this is true to some extent. But, Tarot is not as mystical or scary as people think. In its basic form, Tarot cards serve as a tool utilized for divination. Anyone can perform Tarot card reading. You will get better readings when you are open and receptive to receiving the message from the Universe. We all have some level of clairvoyance, intuition, clairsentience, and clairaudience. These gifts are used for channeling the energy of the Universe. This is how Tarot is used to provide guidance and answers for people.

Tarot: An Overview

Just like most types of divinations, the Tarot cards serve as a tool which can help you tap into your own wisdom and intuition of the energy of the universe that will guide your life. Tarot traces back its origins in Europe in the 14th century. It is important to remember that this is not a type of fortune telling. This is more similar to a mirror which reflects the things taking place in your life in the past, right at this very moment or what is ahead. Tarot has the ability of tapping into hidden truths, feelings, and thoughts, and bringing these to the surface to let you use this information to make decisions about life, emotions, love, career, health, and more.

The Tarot Spreads

The Tarot cards are being shuffled then laid out in several Tarot spreads. The Celtic cross is the most popular spread so far but there are still many other Tarot spreads that you can pick which depends on the kind of question you like to ask as well as the number of cards you want to draw.

In case you want to begin very simply, you can choose to draw just a single card regarding a particular situation or person. The truth is that this question need not be a question at all. This is what you call open reading in which you just think of a situation or person instead of raising a direct question. The Tarot cards will still offer insight.

Every position in the Tarot spread has its own vital meaning in the same way that every single card holds its own unique meaning as well. For instance, your Tarot spread may feature the positions for future, present, and past, or for a possible outcome. This is why it is a must that you pay close attention to the specific position where the card shows up. A card that speaks of heartbreak will surely mean a completely different thing if this turned up in your past and not in your future, right?

Tarot Card Decks

Majority of Tarot card decks are composed of 78 Tarot cards that are broken into two groups called Minor Arcana with 56 cards and Major Arcana with 22 cards. The Major Arcana cards often represent large scale important life events while Minor Arcana cards mainly deal with everyday life. There are four suits included in Minor Arcana, each having its own theme. Every suit is number 1 to 10 with four other Court cards, namely King, Queen, Knight, and Page.