Posts Tagged ‘Minor Arcana’
The topic of divination covers a broad range of tools and techniques to access the Divine for spiritual guidance and information. Walk into any metaphysical shop or new age bookstore, and you are inundated with a plethora of ways to learn and perform the art of divination.
Tarot decks are one of the most popular divinatory tools today, and come in a variety of decks, ranging from traditional artwork, to angels, cats, Halloween decks, and more. Just about any subject you can think of, there’s sure to be a Tarot deck designed with that theme!
The Tarot tends to rise in popularity during times of great transition here on Earth. If we look back in history, during the Medieval and Renaissance periods, people were drawing upon the wisdom of the Tarot for help and guidance during times of confusion, fear, and uncertainty. The earliest decks found in Milan Italy and France date back to the 15th Century and are in now kept safely in museums in Italy. Read the rest of this entry »
Many people come to a Tarot reader wanting to find out about the future. They seem to think that the future is set in stone and so they can be told exactly what is going to happen. They want the reading to “predict the future.” The reality of Tarot is that it offers guidelines. The reader looks at the cards, interprets them, and then tells of the probable outcome.
Many people can read Tarot cards, but to be really good at it does take a practice, and good intuition or psychic ability goes a long way. The best way to learn Tarot is to learn the meanings, hold the cards, shuffle them, and feel what they are telling you. You also need to practice, practice, and practice. The most recommended Tarot deck to start with and learn with is the Rider-Waite Tarot. The pictures are clear and they seem to work best for beginners. Read the rest of this entry »
Even if you’re not already practicing divination, chances are you know something about the Tarot. This is one of the oldest divination tools known to man and, with its countless individual variations, presents an opportunity for anyone wanting to know more about them self to find out.
Before you start a Tarot reading always clear your thoughts and focus on your questions when shuffling your cards. If you’re wanting to read cards, or have them read for you, you’ll want to invest in a good deck. It’s important to choose one which reflects your taste and personality. If you’re just starting out, the classic Rider-Waite deck is a always a good choice.
Every Tarot deck contains 78 cards of Major Arcana consisting of 22 cards and Minor Arcana consisting of 56 cards. Study one card at a time to learn its meaning. A good book on the subject can also help. Read the rest of this entry »
As a visual artist I have always been fascinated by the imagery on traditional Tarot cards. My first Rider-Waite Tarot deck felt so solid – 78 cards in a one-inch stack. They were thin, but sturdy and smooth so it was easy to shuffle them. Over time a Tarot deck picks up energy and can grow in thickness to two inches or more.
The earliest appearance of the cards arguably occurred in the 14th Century as playing cards. The symbolism had to be kept secret, because doctrines outside of church law were prohibited.
From the first time I used them my intuition immediately pinged on different energies when I looked at each one of the cards: optimism, excitement, balance. It was a spontaneous, deep spiritual energy coming from my core to consciousness. I used this method of relating to the cards long before I bought any guidebooks. Read the rest of this entry »