What is Tarot Card Reading? – History of Tarot
Even though you might not be a big fan of fortune-telling or art of divination, there is a big chance that you have heard about tarot card reading or have seen some people holding tarot cards UK.
In the simplest explanation, tarot is a form of art that uses a unique deck of cards or what you call tarot cards to predict the future of a person, offer insight to his or her past, or steer the person towards the right direction.
Tarot card reading UK is usually enveloped in numerous misconceptions, myths, and utter mystery. This article hopes to give you a good idea of what tarot card reading is all about.
The Basics of Tarot Cards
Tarot card reading is a very powerful and mystical art which has been practised for many centuries to offer psychic readings, tell fortunes, and look into a person’s past, future, and present.
As with any profession, you have your good eggs and your rotten apples, to say the least, so make sure you always choose a reputable reader.
Every tarot deck is composed of 78 different cards. These cards are then split into two primary categories, namely the Minor Arcana and the Major Arcana.
There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana and 22 cards in the Major Arcana.
The cards in the Major Arcana represent the more significant events in your life, offering a spiritual meaning all in all.
On the other hand, the cards in the Minor Arcana represent your life’s more practical areas, showing you things happening in your day.
Every individual card has its very own interpretation and meaning. Even though there are suggested meanings or a structure assigned to the tarot cards UK.
At the end of the day, the readings of these cards depend on the specific tarot reader, so it is common to see varying interpretations from different tarot readers.
Short Overview of Tarot History
Unlike what most people believe, tarot cards are not really as old as claimed. Despite being around for many years, their first-ever appearance only took place sometime around 1420 and 1440 in Northern Italy.
We must always remember, language, photography, books, and of course, the internet are all relatively new tools in the history of mankind, before tarot cards, divination did take place.
But it was done verbally, using the earth and the planets in the sky as guiding tools, I use a holistic approach in all my work.
I will always look into astrology while doing a tarot reading and vice versa, as astrology and tarot share symbology.
Using a holistic method helps me provide the best service possible for all of my clients, no matter the price point.
Early Tarot cards were called triumph cards that were used to play card games like Bridge. While there is evidence showing that people used the playing cards for predictions or casual divination, the art of cartomancy, or the use of cards for divination, only rose to popularity during the 18th century.
The early decks of triumph cards served as the basis for Minor Arcana cards of the modern tarot.
As time went on, tarot cards become more sophisticated, soon the suit of coins, swords, cups, and polo sticks that became wands was added. There was also a court composed of two male underlings and a king. As the cards changed into tarot, The Fool, Trumps, and Queen were added.
Why should I choose you as my tarot reader UK?
In my capacity as an astrological, spiritual director, my main viewpoint is that the role of the healer is to show a person how to heal themselves.
The best advice really does come from within. However, it is my job to help you knock down your inner obstacles and help you resolve your emotional wounds.
Tarot cards can help with healing, and this is why I still use them in the work I do, as many individuals associate them with all things unknown, prediction, life after death and intuition.
Tarot Cards and Their True Purpose
As mentioned earlier, tarot cards UK are used for the purpose of divination. Tarot card reading UK is a form of cartomancy or telling someone’s current circumstances and there way forward by with use of tarot cards.
While the above is the primary use of the tarot cards, these can still be used for more than this.
Going to any tarot card reader will also help you answer any of your questions, help you reflect on your own behaviour, and help you see your present and past more clearly.