Tarot cards are not only pleasant to look at, but they are also very interesting. Whether you believe in this ancestral divination practice or not, it is worth finding out a little bit about the history of the tarot. Here’s a beginner’s guide to the Tarot.
If you are curious about Tarot, like me, you’ll find this brief history of Tarot very interesting. Whether you are new to all divination practices or just this one, here you’ll learn the ABC.
A brief history of tarot
Tarot decks date back to the middle ages, but the cards were originally used for games, not to predict the future. The practice of Cartomancy –i.e.: fortune-telling with cards –came to existence in 1785 when the French occultist Etteilla created the links between astrology, Egyptian lore, and the cards.
What is tarot?
Tarot cards are 78, twenty-two major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana cards. Major Arcanas represent karmic and spiritual lessons and the minor arcana has to do with the trials we face daily.
The suits correspond to astrological elements and different aspects of life.
- Wands symbolize passion and fire.
- Pentacles money and earth.
- Cups emotions and water.
- Swords intellectuality and air,
How does tarot work?
Some may think that tarot is a way of telling the future, but in fact, it is not exactly predictive, but it is actually a way of accessing your intuition and your inner desires –think of tarot cards as the key to open the doors of perception.
I'm not proficient in any divination practice, but I do like to draw one card a day and keep it next to me during the day -it helps as an inspiration and as a piece of advice for the day. Combine Tarot with crystal magick, food magick, and candle magick for a witchy life!
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