How Tarot Cards Can Help
By: Glen Wearden
What Are Tarot Cards?
Made up of no less than seventy-eight cards, each deck of
Tarot cards are all the same. Tarot cards come in all sizes
with all types of artwork on both the front and back - some
even make their own Tarot cards. The meaning and the message
of each one of those seventy-eight cards, however, always
remains the same.
Tarot cards were first used by the Celtic people more than
two thousand years ago. Many believe that Tarot cards serve
only to tell the future, but this is not true. When used traditionally,
Tarot cards speak of the past and present, and are supposed
to give clues and ideas about the future that you are potentially
What's In the Cards?
Tarot cards are made up of four suits - much like any regular
deck of cards. In fact, Tarot cards have all the same values
as traditional playing cards: ace through king for each suit.
Only one extra card is added to the royal family in Tarot
cards - the squire, his position is just under that of the
knave (also known as the jack).
The suits are as follows: wands, which in general speak of
esoteric issues such as spirituality or creativity; swords,
which speak of conflicts and tensions; cups (or pentacles),
which are always about money; and cups, which deal in relationship
matters and love. The other twenty-two cards of the standard
Tarot deck are called the Major Arcana cards, and are all
very specific. Cards such as the Devil, the Tower, and Death
are in the Major Arcana.
How Could a Tarot Card Reading Actually Help Me?
When done traditionally, a Tarot card reading can put everything
into perspective in a clear and understandable way. Every
Tarot card reading is prefaced by a question, one that you
do not have to reveal to your Tarot card reader but that you
keep to yourself. Each card will come up in the past, present,
or future position and will shed some light on the topic of
Whether or not you believe in spiritual or esoteric things,
or even in the art of telling the future, a Tarot card reading
can help you better understand your own thoughts. You'll realize
potentially dangerous patterns in your life, and get a better
understanding of self. Even the question that you ask in your
mind can help you understand something about yourself, and
in this way a Tarot card reading can truly help you.
Can Anyone Read Tarot Cards, Or Do I Have To Call Someone
or Go Online?
Anyone can learn how to read Tarot cards. There are many books
available, both in online and physical bookstores that will
tell you the meaning and message of each and every card. Every
card in Tarot has a card-specific meaning, and a message or
warning. The good news is, there's no secret about what these
cards mean to convey - so you, too, can learn how to read
Once you know the meaning of the cards (and it's not something
you have to memorize; it's perfectly okay to keep notes by
you when you try to give yourself a Tarot card reading), you
can read the Tarot for yourself or for others. Any book you
read about the Tarot will explain the spreads to use - the
way to lay the cards out to understand their meaning and placement
in the scheme of your question.
An Ancient Mystery
Tarot cards are more ancient than religion. Tarot cards are
older than most languages and most writing, and yet they are
still around and are still being used today the exact same
way they were used thousands of years ago. If Tarot cards
didn't help people, why would they still be used and still
be so popular?
I have been studying Tarot for seven years and have incorporated
it in my dailly meditation routine. My purpose for this article
is to give others a free resource which can hopefully change
their lives for the better.
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