Have you ever wondered about what the future has in store for you?
There is more to your future than your past. The daily struggles, failures and compromises prepare you for what is yet to come. Each New Year, you come up with new resolutions to help you shape your destiny. For many centuries, man has lived desiring to know his future. Owing to this need, there have been various tools that have been used in reading one’s future; helping people in making the right decisions, working in their favor. Among the tools that have been relied upon in predicating and reading people’s future are the tarot cards.
History of Tarot
The Tarot has been around for many years, more than even seasoned Tarot experts realize. Many people know of the deck of cards used in Tarot and they also know that is has been dated back around 500 years ago. What many people don’t know is that the actual art of Tarot goes back almost 2,000 years, but its origin is still a mystery.
Some believe that the Tarot symbols began in China or India, while others still believe that it originated in ancient Egypt. We have findings of Tarot card decks dating back to 15th century Spain, France and Italy so there is no definite conclusion as to where Tarot actually originated, but one interesting fact is true, our modern day playing cards are a subset of the original Tarot.
People have always asked if Tarot can tell the future, and in some ways, it can. You would need a large enough deck of course, as to get a more accurate Tarot reading, the deck needs to be able to show more information to the Tarot reader. The Tarot can give you a glimpse of what is going on right now in your life and that picture is much clearer than you think as it shows you what your ego won’t allow you to see in your daily life. You then take that information and adapt, or make changes, in your present day life to be more prepared for the future. So you see, Tarot doesn’t exactly act as a “fortune teller”, it more or less reflects a probability which is what makes is so accurate and helpful today. Consider the Tarot a teacher and ask it your questions.
Although the tarot has been known as a divination tool used by psychics, it is worth knowing that it can be used even by those without psychic skills. It has three sets of deck cards that divide one’s life into three phases; the past, present and future.
Interpreting a Tarot reading is much easier once you are familiar with the Major Arcana, Minor Arcana and all four Tarot suits, and learn how they work together to tell the story of your life. The what and the who? Don’t worry, I will explain it all right now. A typical Tarot deck consists of 78 cards, each card is symbolic of an energy or spiritual truth and its relevance to your life depends on the card’s position in the spread, or how they are laid out. It can take a Tarot reader much practices to learn how to place the cards correctly on the table as there can be several different meanings to the deck and that could affect the outcome.
The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack is the most preferred in fortune telling. This deck has a total of 78 cards which are divided into two groups namely the Minor and the Major. The Major and Minor Arcana are broken up into suits. Each suit is made up of 14 cards beginning with the Ace and progressing through numbers 2 through 10. This ends with the four Court cards which are the Page, the Knight, and the Queen and King. The major arcane are most common among people interested in tarot reading because they represent archetypical characters. They contain information about the major lessons to be learnt in life. Most of the life-changing events are covered by major arcane cards. The major arcane has 22 cards. The remaining 56 cards are called the minor arcane cards. They represent the daily experiences of an individual. They take into account the smaller details in one’s life as opposed to the major arcane cards that concentrates on the bigger picture of one’s life. They are divided into four suits just like the normal deck of playing cards. The four suits are named Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. Each suit represents an overall theme, Cups rule emotions, Wands indicate an action, Swords symbolize challenges and Pentacles rule the physical world.
The focal point in forecasting your future is the ability to interpret the symbolism in the cards. You need not be psychic in order to start predicting your future with tarot cards because they have no magical powers. On the other hand, tarot cards have been known to help people discover their psychic abilities and skills.
Because there are many issues in your life that impact your destiny, you may end up having scattered results if you desire to know how each one of them contributes to your destiny. In order to have correct results from tarot reading, you should only concentrate on a single issue at a time. This means that all your conscious will be directed towards interpreting your fortune on a specific dream or issue. It is a good practice to precisely know what you need in order to have concise results. In case you are psychic and need to use the tarot cards; you should adopt open ended questions so that you have a wider scope of the possibilities. Try finding a special attachment between the outcome and a person as it is very crucial in the success of tarot reading.
In order to receive better results, a better card-spread technique is used. As highlighted earlier, the past, present and future represents a quick spread that guarantees quick results. The layouts are specially used for looking into the future. In the case more clarity is required during tarot reading, wild cards are consulted. You should be aware of the intention of using a specific spreading because it will be more important than the spread itself.
As with anything, mastering the Tarot takes time and dedication. Hang in there and you will get it, soon you can be a master Tarot reader and be able to ask the Tarot questions and get the real world answers you seek. You are a star!
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