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Can someone explain tarot cards to me?

I get that tarot cards can tell the past, future, and present, but that’s about all I know. I want to know why there are so many different kinds of them. Do they all read the same thing just different pictures? Someone please expain IN DETAIL!


  1. How is it when this question doesn’t pertain to religion people answered it thoroughly as if it is pertain to religion, but when I ask a question (How does Paleoanthropology link with modern evolutionary synthesis?), people quick to write that it doesn’t belong in this category?

  2. One of satans devices to make you invite demons into your life to control and destroy your body mind and spirit.
    Run to Jesus for safety eternally!

  3. Tarot cards were created in mid 15th century Italy and consist of two parts: a standard pack of Latin suited playing cards and a fifth suit of picture cards. These extra cards took as their theme a triumph procession, hence their early name of tionfi, meaning triumphs and from which we get our word trump. And that is what they were, a suit of fixed trump cards for a family of card games that continues to be played to this day.
    It was at the end of the 18th century that a Parisian occultist, ignorant of the cards’ real history, published the claim that they came from ancient Egypt and could be used for divination (fortune telling). For about 100 years, the notion of an occult tarot was limited to France but at the end of the 19th century, some British occultists began to import them, along with translations of the French occultists. British occultists then elaborated upon those theories and redesigned the cards to better reflect their beliefs. The important ones were the Rider Waite Smith, the Crowley Harris Thoth, and the Golden Dawn.
    During the 1970s, with the rise of new ageism, people began to further redesign the cards with a variety of themes and to better reflect numerous spiritual and occult beliefs, though these continued to reflect the symbolism added in the earlier occult packs.
    As to whether divination with tarot cards works, that is a question that you must decide yourself. However, without an occult origin, the meanings that have been attributed to the cards have largely been arbitrary – or at least personal. I’m a skeptic myself but if you believe in divination, then it would make sense to me for you to apply whatever meanings you feel are correct – no one is in a position to dictate to you what they should or should not be.
    As for the games. Well, these are (with only a couple of exceptions) what we call point-trick games. This means that like whist and bridge, cards are won in tricks but unlike those games different cards carry different point values, hence it is not the number of tricks won that wins the game but the number of card points in them. There are numerous games being played in Italy, Sicily, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Austria, Germany, France and Denmark.


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