are Tarot Cards?
A: They are a deck of 78 cards illustrated with symbolic drawings.
They are usually divided into two arcana (or mysteries): 56 minor
arcana cards and 22 major arcana cards. The major arcana depict
mysteries which are deep and complex;a major arcana card in a reading
usually heralds something of great significance in the querent's
(the person being read) life. The minor arcana represent the less
complex and simpler aspects of life.
How long has Tarot been around?
A: Although there are different theories about when Tarot cards
most historians believe that they've been around since the 13th
century and were
used as a card game in 15th century Italy. In the 18th century,
began using the Tarot as a tool for divination and spiritual growth.
are literally thousands of different decks from which to choose.
How does the Tarot work?
A: I believe that the person who is having the reading draws to
him /herself, on an
unconscious level, the card(s) with the information or answers which
needed. During an in-person reading, I ask the client to shuffle
the cards and
to focus on their concerns while doing so. This allows an exchange
between the client and the cards.
is the best Tarot deck?
A: There is no "best" deck! The Universal Waite is my
favorite, but there
are many beautiful decks to choose from. Deciding which deck to
use is a
personal decision and no deck is better or worse than another. When
for a deck, I suggest choosing the one you are drawn to, whichever
"speaks" to you. Many people have a variety of decks and
one they're in the mood for at different times. Go with your intuition
do you read the Tarot cards?
A: Each card has a meaning or significance depending on the images
pictured on it, whether it is major or minor arcana, the number,
and whether it is
a court card (i.e. Page, Knight, Queen, King). The meaning of a
card is also
affected by the cards which come before or after it, and on it's
in the spread. Reading the Tarot cards is very much like telling
a story. Intuition
plays an important role as well, and our inner voice should be listened
how do I ask a question of the Tarot cards?
A: It is better to not ask a "yes or no" question, unless
a quick one card reading is being done. It is more productive to
ask "What do I need to focus on in order
to find a job?" rather than "Will I get a job?".
The first way of approaching it allows
for more information and insight and implies that the person asking
has power over the situation and is not sitting around idly waiting
the right job to find him/ her. There may be aspects of a job search
which have been neglected or steps to be taken which have not been
a different approach may be needed.