Tarot is a pack of cards, usually consisting of 78 cards divided into two groups:
the major arcana, the densest cards from the point of view of esoteric meanings, are numbered from 0 to 21, in them are represented very special figures and each of them has its own name that identifies it uniquely.
In this article dedicated to the major arcana, I will go into the subject in depth, giving a detailed explanation of each card:
The minor arcana, unlike the major arcana, are 4 groups of 14 cards each. Each group is identified by a particular symbol called “suit”, which takes its name from the symbol itself:
to use the minor arcana within one’s own reading schemes is very important, to increase the precision and density of the meanings dedicated to divination, in this article I will go into the meaning of each single arcane:
The oldest reference to a tarot deck dates back to 1440, and subsequent mentions of the purchase of tarot decks appear in the registers of the Este court in Ferrara.
From the end of the 18th century the tarot became associated with the Kabbalah and other mystical traditions.
The development of these theories was initiated by the French Freemason Antoine Court de Gébelin, and was given new impetus by the occultist Eliphas Lévi, who indicated their origin in the Jewish Kabbalah.
In the years between the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, the esoteric doctrines on tarot were definitively established by the French occultists Papus and Oswald Wirth in a series of famous works still in vogue.
In the first decades of the twentieth century, the “French School of Tarot” began to be supplanted by the “English School”, which arose within the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Knowing the meaning of every single card is certainly indispensable for approaching the art of divination!
However, divination is not only a mnemonic science, i.e. intended for memorising the meanings of the cards, but it is an art that requires inspiration and the ability to “see” and “perceive”.
In this article I will explore these topics in more detail:
how to read tarot
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In this article we have introduced the basic topics for tarot reading:
now you have all the tools you need to refine your reading techniques, or to start venturing into this fantastic world!