When we think of tarot cards, one often conjures vivid, powerful images of the occult, magic and mysticism. Tarot cards have been used as a tool for divination and fortune telling since around the early 15th and 16th century, with books such as 1540 The Oracles of Francesco Marcolino da Forlì which set down a basic practice for divination. From what we know it wasn’t until the 1700’s that as well as divination and meaning, but a system for laying out the cards was created. Tarot cards help foretell the future and as such, is where we get the term fortune teller from.
Tarot cards come in varying design and styles and can really be elegant, sensual and with classic poses akin to the Pre-Raphaelite Victorian Avant Garde paintings (Andre St. Dryden’s Holy Tarot). While some cards are vivid, luminous, fantasy works (Rider-Waite, Druid Craft, crystal visions tarot), some can be obscure, dark and macabre (Deviant-Moon, Dark Carnival, Ghosts and Spirits). This is why it’s important when buying your own cards, you are aware of this and you pick a deck that suits your own personality.
Each card possesses a pictogram and title that represents a specific concept, usually one aligned to human thought and personality. The belief of divinity associated with Tarot focuses on the prospect that whatever cards are dealt to the participant, will be a disclosure of his current psychological conundrum. Not too unlike with astrology and the Zodiac.
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