Are those tarot cards things in stores money making scams or real?

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At barnes and nobles they sell those things. They’re like 2 dices roll them and than match the result with one of the tarot cards to determine the future. Are they money making scams or real? P.S when people at my school tried them they said its just poker cards with pictures printed on to trick you. If you think they’re real don’t go booming it’ll tell you the day you’ll die or I’m a fortune teller.

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The tarot cards are not a scam themselves. They’re a deck of cards that are supposed to let you tell your fortune, but that’s an old wives tale. They don’t really do anything but possibly provide some entertainment. On the other hand, if someone wants to give you a tarot card reading in exchange for money, then that certainly is a scam.


No they’re not real. Imagine what the world would be like if there was any easy way to tell the future (or any way at all actually).
Those sort of things are just for entertainment, not be taken seriously.


When your friends said that they were poker cards with pictures printed on, they were not far from the truth.
Tarot cards were created in the mid 15th century Italy for the Milanese court. The consist of a standard pack of Latin suited playing cards (these were the first suits in Europe being cups, coins, swords, and batons) and a fifth suit of picture cards. These extra cards took as their theme, not an occult philosophy or magical symbols, but a Christian triumph procession – hence their early name of trionfi, meaning triumphs and from which we get our word trump. It was the invention of tarot that marked the invention of trumps in card games – and that is what they were invented for, a family of card games that continues to be played throughout continental Europe to this day!
It was not until the end of the 18th century that a Parisian occultist, Antoine Court de Gebelin, picked up the cards and, ignorant of their actual origin, invented one about their being from Egypt and having a use for fortune telling.
Without an occult origin, fortune telling with tarot is no different in kind from fortune telling with tea leaves, dominoes, or knuckle bones – and just as hard to take seriously.
In as much as they are selling the cards as a way to learn the future, then I would say that they are scam. But, keep in mind that they can be used for some great card games and any game that has spread througout a continent and survived for nearly 600 years is going to be good – no scam!


No, this is BS and a bastardization of the true meaning of the Tarot (which is based in the Jewish Cabala originally). Dice and tarot are a stupid combo.


The cards won’t help you win any lottery. But they can be used to help a person find insight in day to day life. They could be used as a medium for introspection. The meaning behind tarot cards can reflect personal opinions and subconscious desires. Similar to how free association (automatic writing) can be used to draw out subconscious emotions. Tarot cards can be used by the questionnaire to basically explore themselves. And you could argue they can “predict” the future, they most certainly do not “foretell” the future. Of course, it all depends on how you interpret the oracles on the cards.
Tarot cards are far different than regular playing cards. Playing cards are divided into different suits (clubs, hearts, spades and diamonds) while tarot cards are divided into a minor and major arcana. The major arcana is composed of some 22 trump cards, each with specific meanings that when placed within a specific location of a given spread is suppose to have a meaning that is specific to the questionnaire.
The minor arcana is divided into 56 cards divided into four suits that usually are along the lines of “Cups/chalices, coins/pentacles, swords and stalves/wands/spears”. There are literally dozens of different tarot decks. Some are designed for a specific function.
Again as far as foretelling the future, tarot cards are not very reliable. But they can be used as a personal tool to find a greater understanding of one’s inner self.

Bill P

I have found that they trigger pictures for people with developed
psychic abilities.
I have had some that gave me great information
and at other times could not get anything right. Maybe I was
blocking the flow of information.
Carl Jung recognized the help he could get by using unconventional
methods and usually cast a horoscope for his clients. Saved
immeasurable time.


Tarot Cards can provide useful information when read by a competent reader. I am not familiar with a Game that uses tarot cards and dice though. I will check it out if I see one and get back to you. We have a Barnes and Noble in our city also. Not all tarot readers are scammers that charge for a reading but I would never pay more than $20.00 for a reading and it better not be a three card reading either.

Mr. P

It sounds like this is purely down to chance, you have very little imput, so the result will be very limited.
Real tarot uses cards which you pick – and this is usually a minimum of 3, and the reading is determined by the reader – which may be you.
Tarot cards usually have many pictures wihin them, so it really depends which you focus on to determine the result of the reading.

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They actually teach evil Hermetic magic and show future events.
Look at the Tower card. Remember 9/11/01? The 8 year warning of the start of the Tribulation? (Isaiah 30:25)
To see who was really responsible read Revelation 9/11


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