Tarot, any of a set of cards used in tarot games and in fortune-telling. Tarot decks were invented in Italy in the 1430s by adding to the existing four-suited pack a fifth suit of 21 specially illustrated cards called trionfi (“triumphs”) and an odd card called il matto (“the fool”).
What is the history of tarot reading?
Tarot as Divination. In both France and Italy, the original purpose of Tarot was as a parlor game, not as a divinatory tool. It appears that divination with playing cards started to become popular in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, although at that time, it was far more simple than the way we use Tarot today.
What is a free tarot reading?
Tarot readings are a powerful form of divination that use an ancient deck of cards to help you find answers to your most important questions about love, relationships, your career, finances and more. Psychics and fortune tellers have used Tarot cards for hundreds of years, and Trusted Tarot will give you an accurate reading.
How do you read tarot cards?
In some more traditional circles, a more elaborate sorting and separation of the cards is performed. Once the cards are shuffled and the deck has been cut, the reader lays out the cards in a pattern called the spread.
How many cards are in a tarot reading?
Ten numbered cards and four court cards. The court cards are the King, Queen, Knight and Page/Jack, in each of the four tarot suits.
Where do tarot cards come from?
The most widespread tarot cards are that of Marseille, but little or nothing is known about this. It is only known that decks spread to Marseille, but it is not known where they came from or who created it. It is not even known the origin of the term tarot, different explanations have attributed the following languages.
Are tarot cards still used in Europe?
These tarot cards are still used throughout much of Europe to play conventional card games without occult associations. Among English-speaking countries where these games are not played frequently, tarot cards are used primarily for novelty and divinatory purposes, usually using specially designed packs.