Tarot Reading – Which Questions Can You Ask and When?

In this article you’ll read about the kind of questions you can ask for a tarot reading. Also attention is paid to when it is best to do a tarot reading. Types of questions for a tarot reading In principle you can ask any ethical question to tarot as long as you are the subject of the question. But some types of questions don’t receive a clear and helpful answer. You must know that tarot never gives a yes/no, good/bad, black/white… answer. Tarot describes a situation. It tells a kind of story. Also tarot doesn’t take decisions for you. It doesn’t say what you must do. It’s your responsibility to take account of the advice, tarot gave you, or not. …

A Guide to Tarot Cards

Glossary Tarot = 78 cards with Major and Minor Arcana, with universal meanings Oracle = any number of cards with individual meanings Querant = the person for whom the reading is being undertaken Court Card = Page, Knight, Queen, King Significator = Card representing the Querant Archetype = Symbolic figures that re universally recognized and understood across societies, cultures, religions, mythologies and folk cultures. Dignity = Way the cards face, Dignified facing Reader, Undignified facing away from reader. Minor Arcana 56 cards These represent the more tangible, mundane aspects and occurrences of the querant's life, coupled with their responses to them, eg incidents, events, experiences, people in the querant's life and the environment. 4 Suits of Minor Arcana (similar to …

Tarot Reading – How to Interpret a Pair of Opposing Cards

Identifying possible card combinations and interpreting these combinations are complex and exhausting skills to learn. But there is an easy way in learning this important tarot reading skill without banging our heads to the wall. To consistently and incrementally improve we have to skillfully maneuver in all areas of our lives. Sometimes our actions offset each other in a harmonious expression that is sometimes clear but all too often hazy. The keyword here is balance. We need balance to utilize all the energies surrounding us. Personal equilibrium is always moving. It comes from our skills to choose options that will work in the spur of the moment. Tarot reading is a guide to our tendency to counter-balance whatever is happening …

Tarot Card Reading – How Does It Work?

Tarot is one of the most enduring artifacts of the Renaissance period. The cards were once used only as playing decks. During the 18th century, they became associated with magic and mysticism. It was then that Tarot was used for divination. Basic Tarot Reading The idea behind Tarot reading is simple – the cards are shuffled, laid out in a spread and the reader interprets what the cards are saying. A deck of Tarot consists of 78 cards each with a specific meaning relating to life. The art of divination through the use of Tarot is called Taromancy. Contrary to public opinion, Tarot cards don’t really predict fortune or future events but they measure potential outcomes and examine influences surrounding …

What The Magician In Tarot Cards Mean To You

The Magician is the second card in the 22 Tarot trump cards (Major Arcana) and is associated with the number 1. It represents the action and motivation behind all creative forces. If the card is drawn in a reading, it is a strong indicator that luck, talent and skill are on your side and it is the first real steps towards the start of a new cycle of growth and achieving your goals. Referring to the Rider-Waite image of the card, you will see that one hand is pointed to the earth while the other is pointed to the heavens. It is suggesting that you are aspiring to do something great and yet grounded. It is saying to you not …

Tarot As a Spiritual Path

Though it is often considered just a fortune-telling device, Tarot cards are actually part of a much larger, centuries-old spiritual movement devoted to the discovery of the Higher Self. This movement, called the Western Mystery Tradition, encompasses and explores the many deep spiritual pathways found outside established western religious institutions; the treasure sought is an ever-deepening perception of our own humanity and relationship with the Divine, achieved by the process of understanding and transforming our own selves. Because of this approach, the Western Mystery Tradition is inclusive, rather than exclusive; it views all religious systems, including Tarot, as symbols and metaphors for the same Truth. Its wisdom is taught mainly through books and private meditation, and in small mystery schools …

Tarot Reading Through a Mobile App – Convenient or Controversial?

Free Tarot Readings, a rage in today’s times, are a very convenient method of getting correct guidance on our path of life. To understand its importance, we need to understand what Tarot card reading is all about. Tarot card reading is an ancient form of ‘fortune telling’ where a gifted person with good intuitive powers and psyche, uses a special deck of cards to help you find answers to questions about relationships, love, career, finances, health and more. This is a powerful form of divination and gives accurate reading that’s personalised, based on the cards you choose and the order you pick them in. Tarot card reading is an ‘occult’ tool. There is nothing sinister about the word ‘occult’. It …

Live Tarot Card Reading: Understanding Tarot Cards

Tarot cards have been in existence for a very long time. The cards usually come with different illustrations. For example, there are those that come with angels, cats, astrological symbols, dolphins, and even dragons. Types of tarot cards The decks are usually of different types with the main types being: Tarot of the Marseilles: also known as Marseilles deck, this is the oldest and most famous tarot card in existence. The card started being used in France during the 16th century. The card’s Major Arcana has highly evocative imagery in primary colors; however, the Minor Arcana only displays the Roman numerals. Thoth card: it contains imagery from different sources such as Egyptian mythology. The imagery displayed brings a number of …

Tarot and Torah? An Intersection of Spirit and Religion

Jewish wisdom teaches that leaving unexamined a dream or synchronicity can be likened to receiving a letter from Divinity that we leave unopened. Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. It was a serendipitous moment then that led to my unexpected re-consideration of the Tarot. Vaguely familiar with this fortune-telling tool since my teens, in revisiting the mythic portent of the cards as a maturing mystic, the number 22 caught my attention. Not 20, 21 or 25 which are more familiar number groupings. Is it coincidental that there are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet and pathways on the Tree of Life? The Tarot consists of 78 cards divided into two decks, the Major and Minor Arcana- the latter consisting …

Your Guide for Consulting a Tarot Reader

Tarot reading is an ancient form of divination that uses a set of 72 tarot cards to foretell the present, past and future of a person. ‘Tarot’ means the ‘Wheel of Life’ and the tarot cards represent the image of the Universe; of human virtues and vices, death and fortune and so on. Tarot reading has thus, been providing guidance to people through their life journey. Tarot cards may look quite nondescript to an onlooker because of the weird images and inscriptions printed on them. This is because tarot reading is based solely on intuition and psyche. It takes a clairvoyant to understand what the cards reveal. Tarot reading is both an art and a science as with understanding and …

The Art of Reading Tarot Cards

It is commonly believed that tarot cards first appeared between 1430 and 1450 in Milan, Ferrera and Bologna. In 1440 the Duke of Milan wrote a letter that requested the receiver to bring special ‘triumph’ cards which are believed to be different from the normal playing cards. Though it has been around since the 15th century, it was only after the late 18th century that Tarot reading expanded to divination and guided meditation. The history of Tarot is still unknown and every deck has its own meaning attached to it, however usually most of them follow a story of human life depicting the ups and down and the choices we make, the Origin of tarot has the influence of several …

Tarot Card Meanings – The Star, the Moon, and the Sun

The Star The Star is the number seventeenth card of the Major arcana. Numerologically No 1 + 7 = 8 indicates action, movement and swiftness. And it is associated with astrological sign of Aquarius. Some people call it wish card too which always give encouraging news that difficult period is over and difficult situation will improve and also sometimes dreams come true. There is one big star with eight points say work associated with strength and justice and number eight tells action, stability and persistence. Seven stars around one big star indicate seven planets. Pouring water indicates the inexhaustible source and supply of Water of Life. The eight pointed star with the other stars radiate with the sense of peace. …

The History of Tarot Reading

Tarot card reading invariably conjures up visions of ‘that’ old gypsy women sitting in front of her crystal ball in a misty room full of weird things. The word ‘Tarot’ itself has that aura of mystery around it since no one knows exactly where or when Tarot reading originated. Most of the recorded history of the tarot cards comes from Italy, although historians are sure of its existence much before that. Tarot may have been derived from ancient Egyptian tablets (since the concept of Egyptian hieroglyphics and some Tarot symbols are same-silent figures that speak only by their appearance and representation) or from the Chaldeans’ secret texts. Some believe that the Tarot was brought to Europe by the Knights Templar …

Should Children Be Learning Tarot Cards?

I came across a post on a blog about a new product for children and it is Tarot cards, accompanied with a coloring book. This just floored me. Upon further investigation I see that children's Tarot cards have been around for the last decade. Little did I know. I am definitely not a person who feels Tarot cards can give you answers from the Great Spirit / God and His Angels. I believe they allow people to open the door to dark and negative forces, energies and spirits. Yet over the past decade there has been an incredible amount of New Tarot and Oracle Cards decks being produced. Most importantly, similar to the Ouija board, you do not know what …

Tarot Symbols – Clouds

Clouds have many symbolic meanings. In general, clouds symbolize revelation. Since they come in layers, they symbolize the unveiling of an answer or solution to something that has been bothering a person. On the other hand, they can also symbolize things that can cloud one’s judgment or reasoning. Sometimes they also symbolize a confused state of mind. Tarot card meanings that have the clouds as a symbol are lovers, wheel, tower, judgment, world, Ace of Swords, 3 of Swords, 5 of Swords, Page of Swords, King of Swords, Ace of Cups, 4 of Cups, 7 of Cups, Ace of Wands and, Ace of Pentacles. Clouds come in many shapes and forms. Thus, the interpretation of the clouds as a symbol …

Tarot Reading in Modern Times

Tarot reading has always had a mystical aura to it. But there is a strange connect and mind game to it which only the sub conscious understands. Nowadays such apps are becoming big hits in the Google Play Store and Apple Store. But how much insights do these free tarot readings provide the users with? Let’s delve into the nitty- gritty of this. To make such apps or soft wares a programmer has to code the expertise and knowledge of a tarot reader using which he/she reads the faith of a person into a computer program. If this is possible then these apps would save a lot of innocent people from the clutches of fake and fraud tarot readers out …