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Explaining Tarot Cards And Psychic Fortune Telling

By: Salome Keomuangtani

Tarot cards consist of twenty-one cards for every single suit. A number of sections of Europe use the deck to play games, but this is rarein English communicating regions where the deck is frequently consumed for prophecy.

Tarot cards pinpoint their history around in the 1300's. Speculation marks that they were formed in Islamic regions, but the first ancientnews of them is when they were unpermitted in the primarily Christian terrain of Switzerland. Early tarot decks, inspite of the cost, featured solely 16 trump cards, as in comparison to the twenty-one that are featured in rustic types.

The modern tarot deck is separated into what is commonly called the major arcana or trump cards and minor arcane or suits of cards. The trump cards or major arcana consist of twenty two cards, all without suits. These include the Fool, the Magician, the Empress, Justice, the Wheel of Fortune and others. The minor arcana consists of four suits of cards; swords, staves, cups and coins. Today, staves are often called wands, but rods or batons are seen as well. Coins may be called disks or pentacles in some tarot decks.

Meaning is assigned to each card in a tarot deck; however, the specifics of interpretation are impacted by the layout of the cards, whether they are upright or reversed, and the interpreter’s own reading. Many of the cards in the major arcana, the trump cards, are fairly logical. The Lovers represent love, in some capacity, while Strength is symbolic of courage and drive. Each of the cards in the minor arcana also carries meaning when used for divination, based on both the numeric value of the card and which suit it is. Meanings of each card can be found online, in books, or simply by interpreting the images on the card.

Face-to-face tarot card readings are the most popular types of readings because they allow the person to select the cards themselves. The reader then interprets what cards are chosen. This has more market appeal due to its interactive nature. In different parts of the world, there are several street readers who do readings for passers-by. There are also people who go to homes in order to read tarot card meanings for other people. England rates for home readings are at £12.50 per person or around that area.

Tarot card purists believe that these face-to-face readings are the original type of readings. This leads them to believe that face-to-face readings are a lot truer than other types of tarot card readings like e-mail or telephone readings. Then again, these arguments are astrological in nature and cannot be found to be true or accurate.

Phone readings are available on the Internet for approximately £5.00 per reading. Perhaps it is significantly cheaper than face to face readings due to the lack of mystique and personal/visual connection with the reader himself. While the past presented interested parties with the option of calling a phone line, the Internet now offers international calls for the same price, and if one is interested, one can acquire a reading through credit card of PayPal.

The popular reputation of phone readings is that the impersonal nature of the transaction weakens the link, although this can also be attributed to the absence of mystique from the service.

Tarot cards have a long history, both as a simple card game and as a tool for divination. The modern usage of these cards is purely esoteric. If you are interested, you should keep in mind that tarot cards are only as helpful as the reader is perceptive, and that while you may leave with some clarifications of your own thoughts, more than that is unlikely.

Information about the Author:

Salome Keomuangtani is a freelance writer and is interested in spiritual angel readings, issues of the heart and medium phenomenon.

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