Tarot cards are a tool that can be used for spiritual purpose and life purpose. Tarot cards is the connectivity of your life with the soul, access your intuition and strengthen the innate psychic abilities that we all are gifted with. Tarot card is a divine energy or a variety of creative thinking processes. Tarot is a tool for unlocking the subconscious mind and bringing thoughts and feelings into conscious awareness by identifying with the symbols in the Tarot cards. Tarot cards speak in the language of symbols and pictures.
What is the Tarot ?
Tarot readings are arrangement of cards drawn from a shuffled deck. The most popular Tarot deck today is the Rider-Waite Smith Deck. The deck is so named for the Rider and Sons Company, which originally published it in 1909, Arthur Edward Waite, who designed it, and Pamela Colman Smith, who illustrate. The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Cards contain subtle but important imagery suggested by Waite and drawn by Smith to convey the message of the cards.
Mr. Waite, who was American born and a scholar of occultism. He is known for taking a logical, systematic approach to spiritual and occult studies.
Early Tarot History
Tarot was invented as a card game in the Early-mid 15th century, most like by the nobility of north Italian city states. In 1781, two small essays written by a Swiss born French Philosopher and a French Cavalry officer provided the basis for all future development of what has come to be known as Occult Tarot. The most likely source for their original name, Tarocchi in Italy which is the river. Tarocchi is still played in some parts of the world, not usually with the same decks the “Fortune tellers” use. The Italian `Tarocchi’ later evolved into “Tarot” in the French and English Languages.
Tarot decks consist of 78 cards 22 of the Cards are Major Arcana. The remaining 56 cards are Minor Arcana divided 4 suites of 14 cards each. The suites are Swords, Cups, Pentacles and Wands.
Tarot Deck For Meditation
One simple technique is to select a card and use it as a miniature mandala. Use only Major Arcana card for meditation. Gaze at the Tarot card for a couple of seconds. Then close your eyes and mentally try to reproduce what you have just observed. Open your eyes again and notice and notice the differences between your mental image and the card itself. Remember that your complete meditation should not exceed 10 minutes.
Doing a Reading
Tarot readings involve the interpretation of Tarot cards in a somewhat structured setting. Generally one person, called the “reader”, lays Tarot cards on a table and interprets their meanings. One or two people called the “seeker(s)” or “querent(s)” are seeking insights from the reader through interpretation of the cards. The two utmost things in a tarot reading — intent and concentration. The reader should have strong intent while concentrating on the seeker and his or her questions.