Tarot cards and astrology have become very popular amongst younger generations recently. Whilst many of us were always keen on aspects of astrology like our zodiac sign and horoscopes, now the focus is on elements such as crystals, and tarot cards. But what exactly are they? And how do they work?
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Tarot Cards
Where Did Tarot Cards Come From?
“The word Tarot and German Tarock derive from the Italian Tarocchi, the origin of which is uncertain but taroch was used as a synonym for foolishness in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The decks were known exclusively as Trionfi during the fifteenth century “(Wikipedia).
Tarot cards were first used as playing cards. Similar to a deck of playing cards nowadays, the cards are made up of 4 suits with picture cards.
What Is The Link To Astrology?
“In the late 18th century, some tarot decks began to be used for divination via tarot card reading and cartomancy leading to custom decks developed for such occult purposes” (Wikipedia).
It is from here that tarot began to be linked closely with astrology, some believe. Whilst the two were established in two different periods of time, they have become closely connected. For example, each star sign is connected with a card from the minor arcana.
How Do I Use Tarot Cards?
The use of tarot cards has been longed practiced and is often heavily linked to deviation and the occult. Whilst some are suspicious or sceptical of them, they can help give guidance and reassurance to those who use them.
There are many different ways you can use tarot cards, depending on what you want the outcome to be. Usually the deck will come with a helpful guide book or leaflet that explains all of the cards’ meanings, as well as showing you different methods of reading the cards. For example, you might like to pull one card a day for daily guidance. Or you may prefer to pull 3 cards whenever the mood takes you or you would like guidance on a particular area to symbolise your past, present and future.
Where To Get Your Own Deck:
It is believed that you should never buy yourself your first deck, as it will lead to bad luck. However, as author and tarot reader Theresa Reed told Refinery29, “If I would have waited around for that to happen, I might not have started working with the tarot as soon as I did — if ever.”
You can purchase them online, in most bookshops, in holistic or spiritual shops, or health food stores.
Did you learn anything from our ‘everything to know about tarot cards’ ? Will you be using them?