About Tarot Card
How can a deck of cards tell anyone anything, is the first reaction of any ignorant who has never experienced the mystical ways with which Tarot cards create real difference in the way we perceive and deal with the challenges in our lives.
The origin of the Tarot is long and mysterious- just like the cards themselves. Founded in fifteenth century, there are many legends regarding where and how they were developed. What remains however is that these cards imbibed with symbolic imagery and influenced by many cultures are tools which can be used for seeking guidance and advice for problem-solving.
The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck is most commonly used containing 78 cards each having meaning of its own. The cards are then divided into 22 cards of the Major Arcana and 56, Minor Arcana. The Major represents significant aspects of the human experience.
Traditionally, Tarot reading helps seeker find direction in their daily lives be it about career, relationship, finances, health or any specific issue concerned. A Tarot reading session involves a seeker- someone who is searching for answers to their problems and questions; a reader- someone who interprets the cards and Universe or the Inner Guide. Once the three as in a connection with each other in a sacred space, the cards are shuffled and the seeker selects, the reader lays them out in a specific pattern called spread. Each position on the spread as well as individual cards has its own meaning. The combination reveals the insights into the questions.
Tarot is a mystical world! There’s much more than what meets the eye via a hugely attractive and intriguing Tarot cards’ deck. Many may view Tarot as a casual, spur of the moment fortune telling technique. However, contrary to the popular belief, Tarot is a much deeper and complex subject than what it is thought to be. In fact, it is a unique combination of art and science. Art, because a Tarot Card Reader, besides a keen psychic ability, requires a great deal of intuitive prowess and analytical ability in order to interpret the cards correctly. At the same time, Tarot is also a science, as it constantly strives to produce reliable, consistent and comprehensible results and predictions. A colourful and alluring deck of Tarot cards can simply be magical! And, its magic can be aptly employed to soothe, counsel, predict and guide. It can help clear one’s confusions with valuable insights and advice. And, can help one connect with his higher, inner self. This very aspect of Tarot makes it unique and more useful. Tarot focuses on analysing the past to address the current problems with a definite view on future to help one take just the right decisions.