Saturday, January 26, 2008

Understanding The Meaning Of Tarot Cards

There is a reason you found this website? Maybe, Like many
people on this planet you are walking around searching for
answers. What if you could tell where your life was heading? Or
you could find out the truth about the people around you? Tarot
might just be the thing to do it. It is one thing to study the
meanings for tarot cards, but totally another thing to actually
start learning to read tarot cards. Well here we will take a
quick look at the Tarot, a thing that many think is complete
waste of time but there are also people who acknowledge that
there just is something about it...

So where does Tarot come? Over 500 years ago in northern Italy
someone created the first set of tarot cards. The Tarot was in
fact first used in a game called Triumphs, but it was quickly
adopted as a tool for divination, and popularized by occult
societies. Devotees of the occult arts in France and England
encountered the tarot and saw mystical and magical meaning in
the enigmatic symbolism of the cards.

The Basic Tarot methods are quite easy to learn, but just
knowing the meaning of each Tarot card only gets you so
really start understanding the meaning of Tarot cards you will
have to dig deeper, no question about it. Tarot cards can really
be a tool of intuition and the only way you can learn to read
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So I hope you enjoyed reading my short article about The Tarot
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explaining everything about Tarot that I know, I would have to
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Friday, May 18, 2007

The Trouble With Tarot Reading

Anything can be used for divination; coins, tea leaves, cards, the flight of birds, the spilled entrails of captured enemies. The objects used are a focus for the psychic talent of the seer. Or rather a distractor, so that the everyday consciousness is pre-occupied, and something else can give its opinion.

So why the fuss over tarot cards? Are they the Devil's picture book, an ancient mystical symbol system, or an evolving historical artefact?

This writer inclines towards the latter view. You see, modern would-be occultists have a real barrier to understanding their subject. It's a monster that rears its enchanting head in times of prosperity, and consequent personal freedom. Its latest incarnation is bright, gaudy, simplistic and woolly-minded by turns.

It's called the New Age.

It should be called The Same Old Fraud In A Shiny Suit. Occultism has long been the pastime of the leisured classes. A genuine mystic has a connection to the divine; acquired in a previous incarnation, or learned in a mystery school, or monastery, in this one.

The rest of us have to pick through paperback books, or knock on the doors of the living saints of our familiar religion.

Popular mysticism is a business; a big one, and profitable. Reprinting and re-hashing a mish-mash of old grimoires, Eastern religions, neo-paganism and occult biographies is cheap and easy to do. You can avoid any practical experience of the subject matter as well. There is no 'down side'!

Except of course the karmic consequences of knowingly wasting peoples' time and energy with half-truths, bluffs and blinds.

The pitch for tarot cards is that they were created in ancient Eqypt by hierophants to codify their occult knowledge. How inconvenient then that one can trace their development from a plaything of titled ladies in Renaissance times, to the cards used to gip fools in Las Vegas today.

You see, tarot cards originally showed the major virtues and powers in a Renaissance person's life; not for occult reasons, but for the same reason children collect cards today: their amusement. You have the Sun, Moon, Star, Temperance, The Pope, The Emperor, Empress, Hanged Man, Death etc. All very lurid and exotic to modern eyes, but hard facts of life when the cards were made.

Only the wealthy were literate, printing was expensive, coloured pictures (of anything) were something to marvel at and treasure. We take these for granted today; our ancestors did not.

Also, our forebears had to amuse themselves most of the time. Even our great-grandparents played the piano or the fiddle, knew ten formal dances, could sing twenty songs from memory, were keen raconteurs and loved a good joke well told. They had to; there was little other amusement. A young lady who couldn't play the piano, or at least sing, was at a social disadvantage.

Popular occultism and tarot cards should be seen in this light; a pass-the-time, taken a bit too seriously by failed priests, alienated young men and lovelorn young women.

Lively discussion about this subject can be had at the Alt.Tarot Usenet newsgroup, most easily accessed here:

Its FAQ makes for a good read:

The upshot is that there are libraries-full of drivelling, disingenuous, sententious, re-hashed balderdash written about this subject. A case can be made that 90% of *all* occult books are a distraction away from that which they are supposed to point to: the Divine in us, and how we can co-operate with it.

To that end, they are indeed the Devil's work.

The best definition of tarot cards I can paraphrase, from memory, is one by Amado Crowley, a noted English occultist: "They are a computer that can know you". This I take to mean you can use them to help solve knotty personal problems, rather than divine the future.

The paradox of tarot reading is: Does predicting someone's future to them in a spooky setting influence their future actions, regardless of whether the seer is psychic or not?

If you do give readings to others, should you influence someone in this way? If you are a querent, do you want someone else's predictions lurking in the back of your mind, influencing your future actions?

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

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Psychic reading can and will produce a host of surprises, this type of reading will utilise a vast number of different tools, one of which is Tarot Cards. A pack of tarot cards are truly fascinating, a common belief is that they posses many powers which are required to reveal the hidden secrets of life. Tarot cards come in many colourful varieties; spread out a pack of tarot cards and what you will be presented with is very interesting indeed.

Many people perceive Tarot cards as having some cosmic powers, where the pictures and numbers found on the cards explain a number of aspects relating to ones life. The Design of the Tarot Card Pack. To have a full understanding of how psychic reading using tarot cards works, it is essential that you are clear about the composition of the pack. It is believed that the earliest tarot cards originated around the fifteenth century in Northern Italy, Of course this has never been proved. This early version of Tarot cards was used to play games, much like regular playing cards are used today; however they had a slightly different composition. The early Tarot cards had twenty two more cards than a regular pack of playing cards. These extra cards were and are known as the Major Arcana.

These extra cards were not part of any particular suit and each one was adorned with symbolic pieces of artwork, the symbolic artwork is crucial for the art of psychic reading. In addition to the twenty two cards I mentioned earlier, there were also regular cards which were numbered from one to ten and also the four regular suits. Another quite distinct difference between regular playing cards and the original tarot cards was an additional queen had been added to each of the four courts. The best known game of the time which was associated with tarot cards was called Triumphs. This game was very popular among the richer sections of the society. The Version of Tarot we know today The early game of tarot soon moved from Italy and found its way too many parts of the world. It was in Europe where disciples of art found mystical powers within the symbolic artwork.

Tarot cards soon created a huge wave of interest, and many artists and scholars tried to uncover the secrets which lay hidden in tarot cards. These studies helped to create the present psychic reading tool known as tarot reading. The most popular use for tarot cards today is the art of psychic reading. The tarot card pack has become much more than just a game, and to many it is an essential tool for guidance through life. Tarot cards promise to help with what one expects from life. Whether or not you believe in the power of tarot cards when used for psychic reading is for all a personal issue; however the experience is certainly worth a try.

The Tarot Deck of cards we know today contain seventy eight cards, Twenty two belong to the Major Arcana. The fifty six cards which remain are known as the Minor Arcana.

The Major Arcana is made up of the following cards:

1. The Fool.
2. The Magician.
3. The High Priestess.
4. The Empress.
5. The Emperor.
6. The Pope.
7. The Lovers.
8. The Chariot.
9. Justice.
10. The Hermit.
11. The Wheel Of fortune.
12. Strength.
13. The Hanged Man.
14. Death.
15. Temperance.
16. The Devil.
17. The Tower.
18. The Star.
19. The Moon.
20. The Sun.
21. Judgement.
22. The World.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

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What we have here is a new outlook on life, these three blends together to lay down a new pathway. The Three of Cups, the three indicates that over the last three months/years you have had a struggle on your hands. The Cups show that you have decided to try something new, with the cups being empty there is no reason why you should fail in your endeavours as empty cups indicate fulfilment yet to come. The High Priestess is a wonderful card; she has all the answers you need to succeed in life. As she the high Priestess she holds a lot of power within your image, as long as you believe in yourself there should be no problem reaching your goals. The Two of Cups, here we see that they cups are filled with romance. Love is top of the agenda and with the cups by yourself you will not be a lone. You find it hard from time to time expressing your feelings learn that honesty is the best policy. There is a beautiful rainbow over the cards, this would indicate that you have a long lifeline as they say somewhere over the rainbow so just keeping going with joy in your heart and you will be fine. The name Mary links in somewhere around you, this person needs your help or you there's anyway you will be good for each other. Someone works in the Hotel industry; the symbolic gesture here is a break will do you the world of good. Plan the future, as you seem to be in pause mode, waiting for life to come to you may not work so help Mother Nature. Closing doors from the past is not easy; you have what it takes to reach the top so hold your head high and start as you mean to go on. Over the next few months the light at the end of the tunnel will get stronger, be careful whom you trust as not everyone is as honest as you are. Someone from the past wants to come back into your life, if you feel that they have changed then that is fine but make sure that you will not get hurt again. Cars can be a handful, tyres need checked as they show a problem, no one will get hurt just they show a problem. Ireland links here, the sign here is the four-leaf clover, which indicates that, you have some luck on the place. Career is on the move in the right direction, you want to try a new pathway and the time is right as they show success here. There is horses around you, when we see horses in the cards it means that new energy is around use this to help you take on your new opportunities. On the money front there is a change to enhance your Bank balance, sometimes we have to speculate to accumulate so over the coming months you will reap the harvest that you have sown.

Friday, February 09, 2007

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THE STAR, this card not only shows the star of hope it also brings you the sea of tranquillity. As a team these two images show that soon you will move on to bigger and better things. So looks like you have make the right decision.

EIGHT OF CUPS, what we are looking at here is the time for rejoicing. These cups are filled with new opportunities to which you are capable of fulfilling, start believing in yourself more and fulfil the potential that lies within regardless what other may say.

THE CHARIOT, wow what a card, the energy that this card carries is wonderful. The wheels of motion are now going your way so follow your gut instincts here and reap the rewards that await you; you have waited a long time for this so do not miss out now.


With the light and energy of these cards l feel that you have a long lifeline, they indicate that you have hidden depths and need to bring these qualities to the surface. LOVE, not a straight picture here they show that someone is trying to interfere with your personal life. Love is a one on one feeling, as long as you are happy with the way things are going that is all that matters. HEALTH, could you PLEASE slow down as they show here that you are trying to be in two places at once and that is not possible. FAMILY, we have a feeling of loneliness here someone is going through a few personal problems and needs a shoulder to lean on. They will be fine but just needs to be pointed in the right direction. New Hope for success start when you decide what you want, thinking positive brings positive opportunities and the months that lie ahead will bring this for you. The numbers 19/38/22 is linked with happiness, watch where these pop up within the rest of the year.


Thursday, December 28, 2006

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Tarot Cards & Tarot Readings

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A Tarot Insight

Over the years I have used Tarot cards as a tool to gain insight, clarity and achieve greater control over issues in life. Many people wonder how a deck of cards can tell us anything but as we study the cards we realize that they go way beyond the pictures that we see. As we use the cards we gain a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us. We can see the cards as a journey that each of us must take and complete to master the lessons we are here to learn on the earth plane. It is believed that Tarot Cards originated in the 14th-15th centuries. There are many possibilities as to where tarot cards come from including Egypt, France, Italy, Spain, China and India. The type of Tarot Card Deck used is based upon personal preference. I have used the Rider Waite Tarot Deck and and Robin Wood Tarot Card Deck in the past. More recently, I have experimented using the Goddess Tarot Deck. Many beginners like to use the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. One piece of advice I shall give to you regarding chosing a deck, is to use a NEW deck of cards. A used deck of cards may be carrying the energy of the previous owner and will interfere with your reading. Traditionally, there are 78 cards in a Tarot Card deck and is separated into two parts; the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The 22 Major Arcana Cards of the Tarot deck symbolise the universal patterns of human nature. The 56 Minor Arcana cards of the Tarot deck is further divided into 4 suits- Pentacles, Cups, Swords & Wands. They represent the energy, emotions and activities of our daily lives. As each tarot card has a unique astrological meaning and numeric significance, the cards can be used to gain insight, clarity, and achieve greater control over issues involving relationships, life changes, work and career, health, spirituality, dreams, and family. Whilst, anyone can do a tarot reading, it takes commitment to be able to truly understand the cards. May the Guides be with you always, Mary

Author: Mary Shadow