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History of Tarot Cards

The history of tarot cards is long and complicated. The decks that are used today have gone through numerous mutations—the addition of some cards, the removing of others, for farther back than has been recorded. Tarot cards were originally a type of playing card!

Nobody knows when tarot cards were first used for divination, but we do know that tarot cards are based upon playing cards that were first introduced to Europe in the fourteenth century by the Egyptian Mamelukes. These cards had scimitars, polo sticks, cups and coins. It was not long into the history of tarot cards that these playing cards evolved into the coins, cups, staves and swords cards recognized by tarot readers today. It looks like the first tarot decks were created in the early fifteenth century in Italy. You can see them at the Yale University Library of New Haven. This is when the allegorical cards were added to the playing cards that already existed. The oldest surviving tarot cards date from the fifteenth century and were made for the Visconti-Sforza family.

As for divination, the first documentation is dated in the eighteenth century (though similar cards were used as long ago as 1540). In 1781 a detailed system of divination by tarot cards was written by Antoine Court de Gebelin. While the hand painted cards do not have a definite origin, many people attribute them to Egyptians because many people believed that gypsies were descended from the ancient Egyptian people.

For many years, reading tarot cards was only done by members of the upper classes of society and even though the belief that the cards are inherently evil dates back to the fifteenth century, most governments did not condemn the cards. In some cities, tarot cards were declared exempt from laws that said playing cards were prohibited.

Contemporary tarot cards are often used for divination and as a way to help people with their personal growth. Many people develop tarot cards as a means for artistic expression and many famous artists have created their own decks of tarot cards. Salvador Dali is one of these artists.

Believe it or not, tarot cards are not the first cards that have been associated with divination and fortune telling. Since their invention, all playing cards have been used for divination at some time or another. Tarot cards are often used for divination purposes now simply because they look more like cards that would be used for fortune telling than the regular deck of fifty two tarot cards that are used today.

The history of tarot cards is long and varied and the cards we know today as “tarot cards” were developed by a number of different artists for a number of different purposes throughout history. There are many myths surrounding the history of tarot cards, though most of those have been debunked. Unfortunately the telling of the history of tarot cards is simply not a linear story as it is with other ideas or games that have evolved over time.

Tarot cards meaning

Many people want to know what the meaning of each tarot cards is. People are fascinated by tarot cards and their ability to look into the past, present, future and soul of person they are dealt for. Here are some tarot cards and the corresponding meaning of each tarot cards. For this list, we will look at a few cards in the Suit of Cups.

The Ace of Cups is also called the Root of the Powers of Water. This is one of the more simple cards. When it is upright it means love, joy, fertility and faithfulness. It signifies the beginning of artistic or other creative projects and it symbolizes all of the unconscious mind’s positive powers. When the card is reversed, it symbolizes a change for the worst in the viewer’s life. There might be a time of barrenness coming—and this barrenness can be either mental or physical. There could also be a failure in love and an illustration of despair or a loss in faith.

The Page of Cups is also the Princess of the Waters and the Lotus of the Palace of the Floods. This card is often seen as a sign of imagination. It can indicate that the viewer is in need of some quiet reflection. Depending on where it sits in the deal, this card can be a messenger that is bringing the news of someone’s engagement, news of marriage or news of a birth. It shows that the viewer is quiet, gentle and kind and that they could encounter a person who is both smart and will give advice freely or a person who has the gift of foresight. If the card is reversed it could mean that the viewer will soon be aware of a deception and that the person suffers from a self indulgence that is shallow and that they fail to make any sort of meaningful commitment. It could symbolize a jack of all trades kind of character or a person who keeps his knowledge to himself and tends to be a bit of a schemer.

The King of Cups is also called the Chariot of Waters. When this car is upright, it symbolizes a person who does not command love but does command respect. It shows a man who is considerate and responsible and often is a lawyer or a businessperson. While the person might be kind, they are also skilled at negotiations and are ambition. The person is a skilled at manipulation and has used their brain to obtain a position of power. This person seeks out power and often has hidden motives that cause others not to trust or to fear him. If the car is reversed, it could signify a dishonest and violent person who is often a double dealer. The only responsibility this person will honor is to himself an he often has no sense of morals.

Live Psychic Card Reading

Many online psychics are gifted in tarot card reading
and can truely interpret tarot card meaning for people seeking guidance!
In many circumstances there is free online tarot reading available!

You can use a Tarot Card Reading to gain insight about yourself,
to get advice, or to find answers on personal or practical matters.
It is impossible to predict your future with the cards 100%!
The future is not an absolute, but a developing process with many influences.
This means that it is possible to change or avoid unfavourable
future events by following the guidance of tarot cards.

It is best to find out what the person does, or does not do. It is disappointing to find that the person you are seeing does not do what you are looking for. For example, some do not get information on other people. Some do not read photographs, or have contact with those who have passed on.

The biggest influence in any reading, is the compatibility of the client and the reader. If you are pulled towards someone, that is the person to see. The hardest lesson any of us have learned, is that you cannot read everyone. This is normal.