Updated: Jun 24, 2020
WHAT ARE TAROT CARDS?
The tarot; first known as trofie and later as tarocchi, tarock, and others is a pack of playing cards, used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. In the late 18th century, it began to be used for divination in the form of tarotology/cartomancy.
Like common playing cards, the tarot has four suits (which vary by region: French suits in Northern Europe, Latin suits in Southern Europe, and German suits in Central Europe). Each suit has 14 cards, ten cards numbering from one (or Ace) to ten and four face cards (King, Queen, Knight, and Jack/Knave). In addition, the tarot has a separate 21-card trump suit and a single card known as the Fool.
HISTORY OF TAROT
The tradition of tarot and tarot card readings has been in existence for thousands of years and has been linked with many types of religions. Once upon at time known as a form of “Fortune Telling”, the tarot deck would of consisted of the 22 Major Arcana cards (the word Arcana means secrets or mysteries) and the earliest evidence can be traced back to 1450.
It is believed the cards were created for nobles and only became widely available on the creation of the printing press. In current times, the tarot deck always consists of 56 minor Arcana and 22 Major Arcana cards.
ABOUT TAROT CARD SPREADS
During a phone or online tarot reading, the reader will shuffle the cards and ask you when to pick your cards, the reader then lays out the cards in a pattern called a spread. There are many types of spreads ranging from those that incorporate a single card to spreads that include all cards of the deck. Some spreads focus more on a specific type of information.
For example, one spread might focus more on emotional matters, while another might bring in more information about the influences of others. One of the most common spreads is the Celtic Cross. Three-card Tarot spreads are great if you need a quick answer to an uncomplicated question and this can reveal information such as a general overview of past, present and future. Alternatively, it can guide you on the nature of your problem from the cause to the solution.
Spreads can also consist of just one or two cards. It is surprising how much information one card holds in relation to question, and then the possibilities created by adding a second card are endless.
CAN TAROT CARDS PREDICT THE FUTURE?
The Tarot can provide suggested actions and likely outcomes; however, the outcome will depend on the subsequent choices and decisions you make with each step of your journey through life. The insight gained by a Tarot Reading can prepare you by being better equipped to take action in line with your future growth and development. Tarot can offer excellent insights into future events, but if your question is "When will I get my ideal job?", it will not provide times and dates but it will show you what needs to happen to achieve that goal. It is then up to you to choose to take the steps needed.
TAROT HAS BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS.
Like many other forms of self-development, it cannot solve ALL problems, otherwise what a magical world we would live in!
Tarot cards and other tools are not designed to make decisions for you or tell you what to do. Genuine readers will NOT diagnosis health issues, recommend treatment, or answers questions about serious money or psychological problems nor will they predict births or deaths.
So please don’t waste your reading session on such questions as the code of conduct prohibits readers from answering. See How to ask questions below.
WHAT KIND OF THINGS CAN I DISCOVER FROM A TAROT READING?
A Tarot Reading is like a snapshot of your current life and past events that have impacted your present situation. The reader and the cards tune into your energy and will provide an image of unseen or unrecognised behaviour patterns, obstacles and strengths. People who have influenced your life in some way, for bad or good, will often be represented by a card depicting their character.
A reading can help you take an honest look at your situation and provides key information on what you can do to create the life you really wish for. The reader can help provide you with a clearer understanding of your present situation and assists with empowerment to make the changes you want. It is important to focus on yourself during a reading, so take time out and enjoy the experience.
HOW LONG WILL MY TAROT READING BE?
If you have chosen to pay via your credit or debit card, then you would have selected an allotted time for your reading. Because this is a live reading billing is not automated so before the allotted time is up you are prompted to see if you would like to extend your reading. You will be sent another link to authorise payment, this process only takes seconds and does not interfere with the reading.
WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS CAN I ASK IN A TAROT READING?
The tarot works best when you are specific in the question that you want to get an answer too. If you really are looking for just an overview on how your life is going then a general reading is for you.
However, if it is a specific subject or even a specific question that you want answering then make sure you ask it before your cards are shuffled and dealt.
You may ask questions such as:
is my current relationship going to develop?
· What do you see happening in my job?
· Do you see any house moves?
· What do you see happening during this year?
· Do you see anyone new entering my life?
· What can I do to improve…….
TAROT LOVE READINGS
One of the most common subjects brought up when consulting the tarot cards is matters of the heart. A love reading is a powerful route to find the answers you seek. Tarot has the wisdom to guide you on the right path to take. One of the most important things to remember is not to ask yes or no questions.
Examples of questions not to ask include
· "Will I find my true love?",
· "Will my current relationship work?",
· "How can I improve my relationship?"
· “Is he cheating on me?”
To achieve more insight with a love tarot reading, it is best to ask open questions such as:
· "What can I do to manifest love into my life?" or maybe
· "What would be the best way to reconnect with a past love?" or
· "How I can ensure this is the right relationship for me?"