Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Tarot dates back to the 15th century throughout Europe. However, it wasn't until the 18th century that using tarot cards for divination became prevalent. Tarot cards are broken down into two groups  ::  The Major Arcana and The Minor Arcana. The 22 cards that make up the Major Arcana represent key or life turning experiences. The Minor Arcana represents our day-to-day living experiences and has four suits similar to playing cards :: Wands, Swords, Pentacles, Coins & Cups.

The Major Arcana are broken into three groups consisting of seven cards each which the first group symbolizes :: The Realm of the Material World, The Realm of the Intuitive Mind, The Realm of Change.
Many of the Major Arcana cards illustrate an archetypal figure, a figure that is demonstrative of the whole fundamental nature of a type of person. These include a Mother Figure, an Authority Figure, a Strong Figure, a Religious Leader, and many more.  Archetypes can be representative of real people, whether it is in part or as a figurative symbol in a persons life.

Each Minor Arcana suit has a distinct quality all its own. In the Minor Arcana the suits run in fours :: Four Suits, Four Seasons, Four Elements, Four Situations {love, money, work, relationships}. Our everyday experiences are a blend of these four approaches. 
Each and every suit represents a distinct aspect of the life of our consultant and each card can be used in a tarot cards spread. The tarot cards will show you how the different suit energies impact your life. 

The suits are structured much like our everyday playing cards with ten numbered cards (Ace - Ten) and four court cards (King, Queen, Knight and Page).

In the upcoming weeks I will share the meanings of each of the cards and how to use tarot to enhance your life. You will discover how to use tarot as a tool to help you get in touch with yourself, or people, and the circumstances around you.

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