Spades In Cartomancy – Tarot Reading With The Suit Of Danger And Troubles

Cartomancy is the art of divination using a common deck of playing cards. Spades is the suit of warning of danger and troubles ahead. Take care to learn the meanings of the various Spades in a clients reading, or even your own. Cartomancy roots in the Tarot When we think of cards and divination, we thank of the Tarot. In fact, modern playing cards are descended from the larger and more ornate Tarot deck. With the Major Arcana stripped away, excepting the fool, now transformed into the modern Joker, playing cards became simple to mass produce, and were a common pastime in most homes. It only stands to reason, that divination with cards would also pass to the new simpler …

Tarot- Secrets of the Devil Card

A scowling winged goat-man, often holding a wand of fire, is an unpleasant picture. Add to that all kinds of scary devil-like signs and two captive humans, and you’ll wish you never went in for that Tarot reading. But let’s take a deeper look. This card can save your life. What the Devil Card Really Means Like all Tarot cards, the Devil has many meanings. Some depend on what question you asked. Other meanings depend on the other cards in the reading. But let’s look at it by itself for a moment and decrypt its essential message. The basic message is actually a question: What are you holding on to in your life, that is holding you back? This is …

Celtic Dragon Tarot

For the ancient Celts the Dragon symbolized fertility or the creation of earth. They believed that the first cell born out of the earth and fertilized from the sky by wind and water was produced by the Dragon. When the ancient druids spoke of Celtic Dragons they referred to Dragon lines, or ley lines. These lines were believed to be places where the most energy, magic and cosmic forces came up through the earth and were where they held their ritual meetings. They believed Dragons were creatures of a parallel world and as such sanctified these meeting places. In mythology King Arthur was burdened by dreams of Dragons around the time of Mordred’s conception and again before his own death. …

The Magi Cards: Learning the Basics Which Are Related to Tarot and Astrology

The ancient Magi cards are similar to the Tarot and other Divination decks of cards as well as the regular playing cards we are so familiar with. This system is also referred to as the Mystic Cards and the Quadrate system. It is also similar to Astrology in that there are elements and planetary energies affecting the Magi Card natal and progressed charts. There are four Suits. Each suit has it’s characteristics that affect those whose primary Magi birth cards are of that suit. In reality, our complete Birthday chart often has all or most all the suits represented, but are defined within certain perimeters. A Venus Heart card functions differently than a Saturn Heart card for example.. In fact, …

How to Consecrate a Tarot or Oracle Deck

To get the best work from your Tarot or Oracle cards, consecrate them for their specific use before you being to use them. Some people believe they should not be opened before this ritual, but as long as they haven’t been used it’s ok. This consecration ritual is a suggestion. If you have a ritual that is more comfortable for you, use that one. Here’s a list of what you will need: An Altar or table, snack table, end table, whatever you normally use, or can use for this purpose. A Black and a white candle, or gold and silver A small votive candle The new unused or sealed deck of cards A antheme, A dagger, or short sword A …

Games to Play With Tarot Cards

The lighter side of Tarot deals with games played using this deck of uniquely peculiar cards. These range from the highly complex to those a four-year-old can play. “Zarcana,” a complicated game encompassing battles, voyages, life, death, love, loss, and more can be played indefinitely – or until one player in a winning position decides to declare the game finished. Another game appeals to the younger set because of its much simpler rules. Each player is dealt a card and whatever image is on the card, the player must enact a semblance. This can be quite humorous and fun for younger children. Imagine the delight when a player is dealt The Fool! There are as many Tarot games as there …

History of Facade Tarot Readings

The history of Facade Tarot reading goes back to the middle of the fifteenth century. Originally, tarot cards were used to play games and it was not until the late eighteenth century that they were used as divinatory tools by spiritualists and occult authorities. In fact, even today, tarot cards are still used primarily for games in some European countries. Early appearance (1400s) Tarot first was known by the name “Tarocco” in Milan, Italy, and the first known deck was believed to be created for the Vicsconzi-Sforza family. The cards in this particular deck are believed to represent figures from a local annual parade. Further experts theorize that early figures from the Major Arcana were designed to symbolize colorful characters …

So You’ve Always Wanted To Learn Tarot

Are you curious about Tarot? Is it something you’ve always wanted to learn? 78 Cards??? That can seem just a little intimidating and overwhelming. But you don’t have to learn all 78 card meanings before you can actually read Tarot! But if you’re really interested, what’s stopping you? You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Even though I’ve had a life-long fascination with Tarot, it wasn’t until later in life that I finally picked up my first Tarot deck intending to actually LEARN how to read. And that is the first step… Step 1 – Buy a Tarot Deck! It’s easier than you think. Many bookstores carry them… I know Barnes & Noble does, and I’m sure many of …

Who Will Win FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010? A Tarot’s View

June 2010 is here and all the soccer lovers are supporting their teams with full love energy and enthusiasm. Every Soccer fan has a question in their minds “Will their country lift the FIFA World Cup 2010?” Everyone is guessing the future, and thus we wanted to see what tarot cards say about the future of Soccer World Cup 2010’s teams. We don’t know yet but we may see Brazil vs England World Cup 2010 Final. Let’s say what tarot cards say about these Soccer Teams namely, Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands. Argentina: Tarot cards say that Argentina’s team carries the energies of a moving force both physically and emotionally. Somehow there is a big hint of financial …

Email Tarot Readings – As Good As the ‘Real Thing’?

Tarot cards are used by many people at various junctures in their lives; from gaining insight on difficult challenges that they face through to helping find solutions to issues. They are not meant as a fortune-telling tool and neither do they predict impending doom, as many people are apt to think. The pack delves into our higher self, something that is beyond the reach of any other earthly tool and one which many people often need to get in touch with. As well as face-to-face sessions, email tarot readings are also on the rise. There are two different types of readings available, open and question sessions, with many email tarot readings focusing on questions readings. Question readings Many online services …

RWS Tarot – A Brief Introduction

The Rider Waite Smith Tarot deck is probably the most popular and well known of all the many Tarot decks available today. The name comes from William RIDER & Son – the original publishers, Arthur Edward WAITE – the academic and mystic who commissioned the creation of this deck, and Pamela Colman SMITH – the talented but often ignored artist who drew the images of the Rider-Waite (as it is often referred to) Tarot deck. Waite and Smith were both members of the Order of the Golden Dawn, a famous but short-lived occult group of the 19th Century. The RWS Tarot deck was published in 1909 and was the first widely available deck with illustrated Minor Arcana cards. The 56 …

Amateur Tarot Card Readings – How to Find Great Tarot Card Sets

As a beginner Tarot student, your choice of Tarot card sets is key to the successful understanding of the messages the cards offer. It’s important to find a tarot deck that suits your style and personality and makes you comfortable. Some decks such as the Minchiate tarot have extra cards that makes them not the best one for beginners, but they are the exception. As a novice to the Tarot you’ll still be spoiled for choice in terms of beautiful Tarot decks full of symbolism, so the problem is less about how to find great Tarot card sets and more about how to choose a single one. Aeclectic Tarot This website is probably the most exhaustive directory of tarot decks …

Psychic FAQ: Do Mediums Use Tarot Cards?

Q: Why do mediums use tarot cards? Shouldn’t they be able to communicate with spirits, or the other side without needing a spiritual “tool” like tarot? A: This is a pretty good question, and to be totally honest with you… it really depends on the psychic or medium that you are speaking of. Most mediums that I’ve spoken with or interviewed don’t use the tarot, but others do, and I don’t see any conflict or anything unusual about it at all. Here is why: Different psychics use different tools, techniques and methods to do their work. Many find some expression of creativity or concentration very helpful for achieving a level of intuition they wouldn’t have using their ordinary awareness. George …

Tarot Cards – What the Chariot and the Hanged Man Symbolize

The Chariot The Chariot is the No.7 card of the Major Arcana in the tarot. Numerologically No.7 is magical number which indicates changes, turning points, surprises & destiny. The Chariot means a conveyance symbolizing advancement, movement or moving forward. The Chariot card is associated with the astrological sign of Cancer. As we see in tarot every card carries symbolic meanings. Here, The Chariot too has symbolic meaning. The Chariot itself stands for the human personality which is a vehicle for expression of self. The symbol on the front of The Chariot shows the wings of inspiration, above the Hindu sign of union of positive and negative forces. The Chariot is pulled by the two sphinxes. One is black and the …

Tarot Card Meanings

Tarot is an ancient tool of divination that uses a set of cards to impart insight into the daily problems and dilemmas of life. This set of cards is known as the Tarot deck and is used for readings that can help people achieve greater understanding of issues relating to relationships, opportunities and changes in life. All the cards included in the deck are assigned specific meanings, which are used to interpret the reading and offer guidance. Tarot deck consists of 78 cards that are divided into two parts known as the major arcana and the minor arcana. The major arcana consists of twenty-two cards and the minor arcana is made up of the remaining fifty-six cards. These fifty-six cards …

Three Parts to the Tarot

Most people think Tarot consists of two parts-the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana, but really there are three! The Court cards from the Minor Arcana (Page, Knight, Queen and King of each suit) are a separate group. The Major Arcana: Starting with The Fool and moving through to The World, this series of cards illustrates progress from a naive, simple attitude, to a state of enlightenment. This part of the deck is full of archetypal images and symbols that indicate psychological aspects of situations. The Major Arcana tells you why things are happening in your life. The Minor Arcana: In the Minor Arcana the suits also show advancement. It starts with the Ace, which indicates the beginning of each …