What Are Tarot Cards


What Are Tarot Cards

Interested in tarot card readings? Have you ever thought what are tarot cards?

Today, we bring you the information on tarot readings and what to expect at a reading. Additionally, we will also talk about the spreads and how a tarot card reading works in small detail.


What Are Tarot Cards


The Tarot is a deck of 78 cards, and each of them with its own imagery, symbolism, and story. There are 22 Major Arcana cards which represent life’s karmic and spiritual lessons, and there are 56 Minor Arcana cards which reflect the trials and tribulations that we experience in our life on a daily basis.

Within the Minor Arcana cards, there are 16 Tarot Court Cards which represent 16 different personality characteristics, these characteristics we may choose to express at any given time. The Minor Arcana also includes 40 numbered cards organized into 4 Suits, with 10 cards each, representing various situations that we encounter day-to-day.


How Do Tarot Cards Work


While there are different ways to spread the tarot cards and many different decks you can purchase how they work is pretty much the same. Tarot cards, once asked a question, are spread out and read one by one around the question you asked. Each card will have a significant meaning related to the question. While tarot cards are not definite because you may always change your path they should show you what could come to pass.


What Is A Tarot Card Reading


A tarot card reading is when you go to a reader and they fold the deck. They will have you clear your mind. Then think of just one question. Laying your hand on the deck the question will be asked. The reader will spread the cards out in front of you in one of the many tarot card spreads. After spreading out all cards the reader will then describe each card to you and the meaning. At the end, the cards will address the question and the possible outcomes. From there you choose the path you should take.


Tarot Card Spreads


First of the four basic spreads is the three card spread.  The three cards represent the past, present, and future. This spread can be done in a hurry. It’s simplistic and easy for beginning tarot card readers.


Second, the seven card horseshoe spread is where the cards represent the past, the present, hidden influences, the Querent, attitudes of others, what should the querent do about the situation, and the likely outcome. This is still a pretty easy card layout and probably the most commonly used.


Third, the Romany tarot spread is 21 card spread and goes into a more in-depth look to the question you asked the deck. Some people interpret the Romany spread as simply past, present, and future, using the cards together in each of the three rows.


Lastly, the 10 cards spread known as the Celtic Cross is one of the most detailed and complex spreads used. It’s definitely the most commonly used out of all four of the spreads. The Celtic Cross deals with one issue at a time, and by the end of the reading, when you reach that final card, you will have an answer to your question along with other paths you can take and what may happen if you take them.


In Conclusion


In the divination of tarot cards sometimes they can take form and answer even the darkest of questions we might not want to ask. Often it’s seen where they will ignore the question did have and answer a more meaningful question you may not even know you had lurking. Tarot cards can be a great way to help guide you through some tough life changes

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