The History of The Rider Waite Tarot Deck

If you are familiar with Tarot reading, then are most likely familiar with the imagery of the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. The Rider Waite Deck is the most popular Tarot Deck in use today. Its imagery is imbued with rich symbolic references that are loosely associated to early Christian motifs that were depicted in earlier Tarot decks, such as the Versailles Tarot Deck and the Tarot de Marseilles. The Rider Waite deck was created by the artists Pamela Cole Smith under the direction of the famous mystic, A.E. Waite. Together, they collaborated on the first Tarot deck that incorporated detailed imagery on all 78 Tarot Cards. Prior to the Rider Waite deck, Tarot imagery and symbolism was only depicted in …

Understanding Different Types of Tarot – Aeclectic Tarot

There are many types of tarot decks available and it may confuse the novice. Understanding the different types of tarot decks helps to get a clearer picture when the reader connects to the subconscious through the cards. The largest variety of tarot card decks is available online at the website of tarot Aeclectic from Australia maintained by the webmaster Solandia. The reason why tarot card decks come in many forms of artistry is because the conscious and the subconscious readily relate only to images. In their role as the connection between the conscious and the subconscious each tarot reader sees different meanings and finds greater clarity in the images on the tarot deck. In short while one set of imagery …

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 …