Have you ever had a tarot card reading? Do tarot cards really hold all of the answers? What is the meaning of tarot cards? The answers to these questions could be different for each person. Some people find the meaning of tarot cards to be very real, and they take it very seriously, while others just see it as something fun to do, but do not believe that the cards have any real meaning at all.
The Tarot Cards Deck
A deck of tarot cards consist of 78 cards. Out of those 78 cards, there are four suits, which closely resemble the playing cards that we use today. Tarot cards have been traced back to the fifteenth century Europe, where they were used as playing cards – just like we use playing cards today. There is no evidence today that the cards were ever used during that time, until more recent times, for divination purposes.
It is also important to note that there are different types of tarot cards decks available. The most commonly used deck today is the Rider Deck. Other decks are the French Suited Tarots, the Non-Occult Italian Suited Tarots, and the Occult Tarots. Other types include the Crowley-Harris Thoth deck, the Mythic Deck, and the Hermetic Deck.
Reading the Tarot Cards
Most decks come with instructions for reading the tarot cards if they are being used for divination purposes. Typically, a question is asked, and a card is turned over – and this answers the question, supposedly. In some instances, the cards are laid out in a specific pattern for a ‘reading.’ Each position of each card indicates a different area, such as marriage, the birth of children, and death. This layout may also be referred to as ‘throwing’ the cards.
Each card has a different meaning, but the reading can become very complicated. For example, a card that is in a specific position in the layout has one meaning, but if that same card appeared in a different position, it would have a different meaning. Whether the card is laid down upright or upside down also plays into the meaning of the card. The possible meanings are incredibly vast.
Are Tarot Cards Magic?
Many people consider tarot cards to have magical properties, while many others do not. In the end, all that matters is what you believe. If you believe that the cards hold your answers, or that they can predict your future, then it is possible that they might. This is because once you are expecting something to happen, it often does happen. This however is not necessarily because of the magic of the cards, but because of the energy in the universe and how we interact with it. It could be applied to the Law of Attraction.