Tarot is an English and French word. Derivation of this word is unknown though others believed that it relates to Taro River (Northern Italy) while there's also a version that it came from Arabic word meaning turuq which means pathways. Wherever it came from, one thing for sure, tarot is used to change one's life nowadays through the meaning of its cards.
Tarot in earlier era is meant for pleasure only. In history, it was late 14th century when games using cards was introduced in Europe. Decks included were (quite similar to) Swords, Staves, Cups and Coins. Added cards soon came out and called trumps. The divination using card is discovered in Giacomo Casanova's mistress' diary. She used the decks for divination.
Pictures on the early decks are Greek gods' images (16 cards known as trumps). Added packs are written, heroes (Rome, Greece and Babylonia), ideas and poems. This game card continues to gain its popularity until 1450 marked its importance. Production of Tarot cards became easier as well as increase in number when the printing press came to picture.
The practice in associating tarot in rituals through signs or some supernatural forces that a normal person can't adept begun in the 17th century. It opens the door to divination when Antoine Court de Gebelin (Swiss clergyman) gave meaning to Tarot as "royal road to wisdom". He also pointed out that divination using cards are first practiced by the Ancient Egyptians. Though in further research, nothing will support Gebelin's statements.
Styles and designs of tarot cards existed. Tarot de Marseilles is popularly known. Others are Swiss and Minchiate (deck of 96 cards).
Cards in modern era are a pack of 78 cards with four suits. With those inherited practice and beliefs, making way to give meaning and associate it to our lives.Cards have now meanings that are widely used to help those people who seek help. It is a way to let them understand unexplainable things on earth. Though some may raise their eyebrows on why there are people who depend on cards to clarify things, still the popularity increase and still widely use.
Who wants an answer? Who wants to know things about the past, present and future? You want to unveil your future, right? Have it a try to ask those cards. Signs may help you to know where to go and what to do. You can try your luck even online. There are friendly websites that offer the best for you. The mystery of cards remains as it is. One thing for sure, the meaning underlying it is still being followed by many people and serves as a way to find their own happiness and luck in life.
1. Tarot Cards- the Mystery behind the Cards
You may find it quite interesting to know the meaning of those tarot cards. These 78 cards are comprised of 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana. Nowadays, it is amazing that one's life can be read or reveal through the meanings of the tarot cards unlike its ancient use which is purely as a game. Well it is not surprising to know that majority of population though in the invention of cell phones, iPods, and computers, still believe in horoscope, tarot card readings, palmistry, astrology, numerology and similar forms. How do tarot cards touch one's lives? Will it be beneficial to consult the cards and follow what it says to you and to your future?
Tarot cards play a role in fortune telling and disclosing one's secret. Maybe because of many things running on your mind, you need to stop for a while and ask somebody who will help you to drive away those worries and uncertainties. Tarot cards are very accessible in learning things about someone's life, be it online or a face to face encounter with a tarot card reader. Each tarot card has its own meaning and that's how it plays a role to you directly or indirectly.
There's no easy way to get rid of those problems but somewhat these cards present hope. A shade of hope that anyone can hold on to if that is the only way to ease their burden. But never forget that these will not be a precise solution to your problem but can be a guideline to put you through.
One popular problem are heart matters. It is really hard to battle your heart over the matters of the mind. Though our mind is in topmost part of our body, we lost control. Many turn on to tarot card reader to seek advices. Others still find solutions on how to win back their lost love. It is a known fact that women are soft hearted and doesn't listen to their minds. Only what their heart dictates. The power of tarot cards will help them to somewhat lighten their problems and clears up their thinking.
Tarot card reading as they say is a form of art. Through extensive developing of his talent to see something in the near time can only he declared that he can reveal your future. So watch out for those tarot readers around you.
Basically, tarot cards meanings' can be learn even by you. It is up to you on how interested you are and how you can commit yourself to open your sixth sense. Discover more about you and your life. Visit online and have your free learning about those tarot cards. Or have a service of one tarot reader to help you understand what you are going through or just simple words to guide you to the right path. Seek and you will find. It is a matter of how and where to find your desired answers.