What is the Tarot?
The Tarot is a deck made up of 78 cards with a deep meaning, which has been used since ancient times to know the hidden secrets of others and ourselves and also to predict the future.
Tarot cards are a tool that allows us to know how we relate to the world around us. Using the Tarot you can understand your past to understand the events of the present and also open to the future, without blockages or fears.
This tool is also used to meet the people around us. The Tarot to express their knowledge uses a symbolic language, which is timeless. These symbols belong to everyone and do not belong to anyone. The symbols express the same knowledge to both the apprentice and the wise.
However, they interpret it according to their experience and ability. For this reason, there is no single or correct interpretation of the Tarot cards and for this reason, who wants to know the future can get it using the Tarot cards, for those who seek to know the deep secrets, you can use the Tarot as an ally. If you need a psychological guide or spiritual advice, you can find the answers with these letters.
Tarot cards are a set of symbols of a deep archetypal character that connects us with the deepest of ourselves.
Disproving what many people believe, Tarot is not always a predictive tool. A letter that may be repeated frequently in your readings does not necessarily indicate a forecast of our future. Maybe it can refer to some conflict of our past that you must resolve and know.
Tarot cards do not refer to inevitable events, their verdicts are not written in stone. These letters indicate probabilities based on your personality, desires and the situations that surround you, which, when we analyze your messages we can discover the causes that cause those events that may seem inevitable and learn to modify the causes.
Today there is a great variety of Tarots. The standard scheme of the decks consists of a total of 78 cards known as arcana and these are divided into two groups:
What Is The Major Arcana?
Also known as “triumphs,” the major arches are made up of 22 cards, which represent the universe from its creation and also the spiritual world to the underworld. The major arcana are the most important because they have more weight than the minor ones and in a session, we must always give them greater meaning and relevance. In addition to the meaning offered by the illustration in each letter, there are usually more symbols among which we can mention: numerology, gesture reading, the meaning of colors and the positions of the elements and figures.
What Is The Minor Arcana?
The minor arcana is made up of 56 cards, these are very similar to a normal deck and 4 groups are divided, among which are:
Each group of minor arcana contains a total of 14 cards, where we find:
-(Ace) An Ace
-(Pid Cards): 9 cards numbered from 2 to 10 in each group
-(Court Cards) or Figures such as The Queen, The King, Jack, among others.
In a large number of Tarots, the minor arcana have a design very similar to that of a normal deck, where they show the same object several times as for example three swords or five cups. However, the Rider-Waite Tarot presents an illustration that refers to each of the minor arcana, which helps a lot when it comes to learning.
What Is Tarot History?
The origin of the Tarot cards is a mystery. A myth indicates that early Christians used story cards that over the years became the Tarot to spread the story of Christ under the noses of the Romans. However, this myth has been denied by what has been discovered in the real history of the Tarot.
The word Tarot originates from the Italian word tarocchi, which does not have a known etymology. There are many theories about the origin of this word. It might come from the name of some river in Italy, the Taro. Or perhaps it has an Arab origin, since the letters were created in the Middle East, which became very common in Europe in 1377 A.D. In the eighteenth century the occultists claimed that the name “Tarot” was born from the union of two words of Egyptian origin that mean “royal road” which indicated that the Tarot was the path to wisdom.
The cards that were imported from Egypt to Europe, consisted of 4 groups consisting of cups, clubs, swords and gold coins, these were very similar to those we can see in today’s Tarot. In 1227 AD they will begin to assign meanings and names to these cards, being called “The Moon”, “The Sun”, among others. The moment they linked meanings to the cards, the trump cards emerged. The occultists think that the evolution of the Tarot coincides with the Inquisition and the Kabbalah and that the symbolism established in the Tarot is the pagan remains of Europe that fought to survive.
Tarot decks as we know them today emerged in Italy in the 15th century as painted works of art and were not created specifically to predict the future, rather they were created to be used to play card games. The first of these letters were made for noble families. These were known in Italy as “trionfi” which means “triumphs” and over time they were attributed to other names such as Tarok, Tarocchi, Tarau, and Tarot.
The first Tarot decks were painted in the fifteenth century by the Visconti family, remains of these decks still exist today and are distributed in different parts of the world.
No one knows when the cards began to be used for divination and prediction of the future. However, in the fifteenth-century cards were added to the Tarot decks with additional images such as heroes or gods and in the eighteenth century, they emerged in a large number of manuscripts where simple methods of divination were explained using the Tarot cards.
Many of Tarot’s first decks were hand-painted and for this reason, they were not created in large quantities. It was not until 1440 when the printing press was created that the Tarot cards began to be produced in large quantities. Among the most common ancient Tarot, we can find the French Marseille Tarot, which is still available today.
The Tarot was not treated enthusiastically by most occultists. However, in the 18th and 19th centuries, esotericists and occultists began using them for divination.
The French occultist Eteilla in the year 1785, was the first to develop divination and publish a list of correspondences, linking these letters with astrology, the four moods that are: (phlegm, blood and yellow bile and black bile), the four elements (water, earth, air, and fire). Becoming the first expert fortune-teller of the Tarot and popularizing the Tarot as a divination tool. Your correspondences are still useful today.
Car Jung managed to connect the symbology of triumphs with archetypes, which resulted in the Tarot playing an important role in psychoanalysis. Determining that all archetypal symbols tell a different story.
However, archetypal symbols are not able to explain themselves how the Tarot works and neither was Car Jung able to explain it. The understanding of how it works falls on the shoulders of the reader, where you must use your mind to join the patterns of the symbols to discover our mysteries and achieve clarity in our lives.
Tarot cards offer us the opportunity to observe our past, present, and future, while at the same time we change our path.
Meaning of The Cards
As we know there are a total of 72 Tarot cards, where the most important are the major arcana with a total of 22 cards and today we will explain the meaning of all of them:
Apparent madness • Spontaneity • Beginnings • Blind faith
The Fool is a letter that invites us to:
- Live the moment
- Start an adventure
- Be true to yourself
- Start a new phase
The Fool is one of the most powerful Tarot cards this card generally represents a new beginning, which brings with it the end of something in your past life. The position of this card in your roll will reveal what aspects of your life may be subject to change. El Loco announces that a series of decisions are approaching that can be very difficult to make and could be a risk for you. Facing these changes carefully and optimistically will help you get the best possible result.
Of the major arcana, this card is one of the most mysterious. In a large variety of decks, it does not usually have numbering, so it is often located at the end of the deck, although its correct place is at the beginning of the Tarot.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Uranus.
Power • Action • Coincidence • Concentration
The Magician is a letter that invites us to:
- Be creative
- Do what is preached
- Concentrate efforts
The reason why this card is so powerful is that the magician is not afraid to act, he believes in the power of his magic and himself, he can manifest divine forces in the material world and that is why he can work miracles. The Magician is a card that symbolizes the ability to use universal forces for creative purposes. His presence indicates that the time has come to be creative and dare to move forward. This letter pushes us to act and do it fast. Miracles can arise if we accept that we are powerful and that we can change destiny.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Mercury
Potential • interior Inaction • Unconscious analysis
The Priestess is a letter that invites us to:
- Be observers
- Use our intuition
- Wait patiently
- Open to the unknown
- Know our hidden talent
The Priestess is the representation of the unconscious. Your relationship with the Priestess indicates that you have good judgment in the sense of strong intuition. This letter may indicate that you must use your intuition and make your head rely on the wisdom of your heart.
However, intuition is very effective in seeing everything that is hidden from the senses. Therefore, it can also symbolize a warning of hidden facts that are or may be important to you. The manifestation of the Priestess at certain times of your roll may indicate that someone close to you will arrive at your rescue with her intuition.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is the Moon.
Nature • Maternity • Senses • Abundance
The Empress is a letter that invites us to:
- Express tenderness
- Give and receive pleasure
- Harmonize natural rhythms
- Bring the illustrations to life
The Empress is the patron of conception and the arts. It invites us to harmonize with nature and give love and in return offers us both material and spiritual rewards.
This letter is traditionally related to great maternal influence. The appearance of the Empress brings us excellent news if you plan to start a family or if you want to seek harmony in your marriage. Also, the Empress offers bursts of artistic and creative energy to those who are exposed, making her artistic activities much more successful.
The Empress is a letter that can also symbolize a strong possibility of pregnancy shortly, which may occur in you or also in your family or the family of a close friend. The Empress is a good omen for you and everyone around you.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Venus.
Order • Paternity • Authority • Organization
The Emperor is a house that invites us to:
- Protect the weak
- Have control
- Exercise authority
- Establish order
- Give organization
The Emperor is the Empress’s counterpart and symbolizes the order and structure that sustain the world. The Emperor is a powerful figure who is responsible for regulating human activities and this represents the goodness of discipline and the need for order. Sometimes disorderly or chaotic the presence of the Emperor can be of great help, it can also include concepts in your life such as leadership and authority, self-discipline and stability through the power of action.
Their positive influences suggest that you may be in the way of an advance or promotion. Whatever the impetus for change, it indicates that you can possess an unusual inner strength that will force you to act and lead.
It should also be mentioned that the Emperor symbolizes paternity and paternal care, better than any other Tarot card.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Aries.
Education • Compliance • Beliefs
The Hierophant is a letter that invites us to:
- Learn and study
- Acquire information
- Follow the rules
- Be disciplined
The Hierophant represents learning within respective standards. Whether in school, university, business and even in sports clubs.
This letter may indicate the need to acquire information and educate us. However, it can also be an indication that we are taking this aspiration too far and find ourselves losing a large part of our rebellion. If you consider it wisely, it helps show us the way to fulfillment.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Taurus.
Values • Relationships • Sexuality • Personal beliefs
The Lovers is a letter that invites us to:
- Feel the Love
- Be true to our feelings and ideas
- Seek the union of other people
- Learn the sense of freedom
This card is undoubtedly the most popular of the Tarot, in it, we can see an illustration of the first couple, Adam and Eve. The arcane of the Lovers can indicate the deepening or the beginning of love. You can also indicate a crossroads with completely different destinations, where we must choose between the easy or the difficult road.
The decision is ours and for this reason, this letter promotes the free will and freedom of action of the human being, one of those paths will take you to the right place. Therefore, if you find this card in your roll you must take it into account with caution but without fear. She says that difficult, even painful decisions are coming, but that the right decision that will bring a positive result is at your fingertips.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Gemini.
Victory • Desires • Firm control • Self-affirmation
The car is a letter that invites us to:
- Enjoy the successes
- Maintain discipline
- Trust in ourselves
- Achieve the objectives
- Show authority
The Car is a major arcane that symbolizes a victory based on one’s confidence and strength and represents situations where it is necessary to exercise tight control.
This letter usually presents favorable circumstances for those who have ambition and know-how to fight to achieve a specific objective.
The Car is the victory card. However, we must also bear in mind that where there are winners there are also losers, benevolence with the losers can be very positive in the long term because our victory can become an upcoming defeat if we are not respectful and worthy winners.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Cancer.
Strength • Compassion • Patience • Smooth control
The Force is a letter that invites us to:
- Learn the value of patience
- Forgive imperfections
- Trust in our strength
- Convince instead of imposing
The Force is a very special card, this Tarot card does not refer to the brute force to lift a heavy object or perform another action, but represents a force that comes from within to persist and sustain.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Leo.
Guide • Search • Loneliness • Introspection
The Hermit is a letter that invites us to:
- Learn to be introspective
- Guide or be guided
- Value silence and loneliness
- Focus on the essentials and set aside distractions
- Find the meaning of our existence
The Hermit is a letter that indicates that you need a period of inner reflection, inviting us to seek the meaning of our lives, to ask ourselves questions and to find out the answers within us, suggests that we seek solitude and silence. This is the Tarot card of spiritual leaders. However also of those who need to be guided.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Virgo.
Wheel of Fortune:
Change • Destination • Movement • Personal vision
The Wheel of Fortune is a letter that invites us to:
- Feel the action of Destiny
- Experience changes
- Get carried away with the movement of life
- Discover our role in life
- Exit the routine and look for new connections
The Wheel of Fortune is one of the few major arcana who do not show human figures in their illustration. With the turn of the Wheel of Fortune, new doors open or close and our perspectives also change.
This letter symbolizes the cycles of life and speaks of new beginnings and indicates that events are coming, of which we have no decision-making capacity because they are governed by luck.
Your lesson is to learn to accept these changes and flow with the movements of life, focus on those things that you can control, and accept those that you cannot control.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Jupiter.
Justice • Cause and effect • Responsibility • Decision
Justice is a Tarot card that invites us to:
- Seek equality
- Balance all factors
- Act in an ethical manner
- Assume responsibilities
- Flee from hasty judgments
Justice is known as the karma card, it tells us if we have acted correctly or incorrectly in the past, this Tarot card represents the law of cause and effect and leaves as teaching that we reap what we sow.
Finding the Justice card on your roll is very good if you have dealt with fairness, kindness, and respect for others, especially if you have been a victim.
These are important indicators of a positive resolution, although how it will depend on your experiences. On the other hand, if you have been an abusive, unfair and immoral person in your dealings at best, this letter represents a warning for the unjust to change their treatment and their way of being before they are punished, and in the worst case it will be a message that it is already too late.
We can also find neutral cases that may simply be telling you to look for a balance in your life.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Libra.
Sacrifice • Leave • Stop • Reverse
The Hung is a letter that invites us to:
- Stop to Reflect
- Accept the sacrifice
- Put others in the first place
- Turn the situation around
The Hung is possibly one of the most mysterious major arcana, this letter is associated with the idea of sacrifice and consists in giving up something to bring a greater good.
On several occasions in life, there are situations in which we must give up what we want or want, taking into account that this resignation in the future will pay off, so is the attitude of the Hung.
Also, Hanging on his head has a completely different perspective of the world and reminds us that to solve a problem there is more than one solution.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Neptune.
Final • Elimination • Transition • Unexpected forces
Death is a letter that invites us to:
- Cut with the past
- Eliminate all unnecessary
- Close one door to not open others
- Venture into the unknown
Death is known as the card of transformation and change, it indicates the end of a period that brings with it a seed for a new beginning. We are constantly dying in some things to be born in others and death is a letter that asks us for renewal where we may have to part with the unnecessary and cut with the past to reach new things, this letter also speaks of the inevitable and does not represent the physical death and should never be interpreted that way.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Scorpio.
Temperance • Health • Cooperation • Balance
Temperance is a letter that invites us to:
- Reach a commitment
- Recover energy
- Join forces
- Find harmony
Temperance is the arcane of health and emotional and physical well-being, which, as the name implies, is an energy that does not manifest either cold or heat, but remains in a midpoint and this is what the letter indicates.
Temperance represents the need for moderation in our lives and drives us to address problems calmly and to achieve a balance in your life even amid difficulties.
It is also a letter of cooperation that invites the help of others to join forces and promote teamwork.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Sagittarius.
Materialism • Ignorance • Bindings • Loss of faith
The Devil is a Tarot card that forces us to:
- Remain in ignorance
- Choose darkness
- Think negatively
- Discover the bonds
- Believe only in the physical
The Devil is the symbol of everything bad and unstable. This letter tells you that you are trapped in a very bad situation. Perhaps you are enslaved to the material, or you are probably closing your eyes choosing to be ignorant to be a sage, or you are also chained to a person or a situation, forgetting your nature.
The Devil is a serious warning for you to reflect on your position and change your perspectives quickly. Hell can also be a place on earth and you must avoid falling at all costs.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Capricorn.
Lost • Fall • Revelation • Sudden Change
The Tower is a letter that forces us to:
- End the routines
- Know the chaos
- Recognize hidden lies
- Suffer the fall
- Let go
Dark and threatening, the Tower is one of the most feared letters of the major arcana and is the embodiment of complication and conflict. Not only the change but the abrupt and unpleasant movement caused by unforeseen and traumatic events that are part of life.
The Tower in your circulation is always a threat, but life inevitably implies tragedy, and you must decide if you will face it with grace.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Mars.
Inspiration • Hope • Serenity • Generosity
The Star is a letter that invites us to:
- Calm the body and mind
- Open up to new ideas
- Think positively
- Have faith in us and the future
With The Star we can find a place of recovery and rest, it is a letter that invites you to think positively and open your heart to be able to eliminate fears about all your doubts, it means a period where you must work to achieve your goals and where you should Be more kind and generous so that the stars can bless you.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Aquarius.
Fear • Imagination • Bewilderment • Illusion
The Moon is a letter that forces us to:
- Losing address
- Suffer fears and phobias
- Have unreal ideas
- Experience lucid dreams
- Open ourselves to the unconscious and fantasy
The Moon is a card that can have different meanings is covered with fascination and insecurity difficult to interpret. Perhaps he warns us that we have begun a journey on a path of great illusion and you are leaving behind our responsibilities and obligations, for being very fanciful. Or it could also indicate the opposite, this Tarot card may drive us to explore our unconscious world and in some cases, it could be an indication that we are lost and bewildered in our current situation, in that case, the first thing we will have to To do is to drive away fears in order to find stability in our life.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Pisces.
Greatness • Lighting • Vitality • Security
The Sun is a letter that invites us to:
- Trust us
- Become the center of attention
- Enjoy health
- Feel the greatness of life
The sun is one of the luckiest Tarot cards and represents good omen and positive development. This letter suggests that we be bold, full, direct and above all that we show ourselves as we are.
The Sun is a card that indicates vitality and healing and invites us to act with great confidence and total greatness in oneself because personal goals are at your fingertips if you are willing to strive for them. If you are embarking on a new personal venture, such as starting a family or marriage, the Sun is very influential.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Sun.
Judgment • Absolution • Rebirth • Inner Call
The trial is a letter that invites us to:
- Enjoy a vocation
- Discover the joy
- Reach absolution
The Judgment is arcane that can have a wide variety of meanings depending on the accompanying letters and the context of the question. However, when this letter is manifested it is usually very positive, it can mean a test, exam or trial that we must successfully overcome, another possible meaning could be the beginning of a new vocation, which will bring a feeling of joy and fullness difficult to discover. The Judgment is a letter that invites us to seek in our life moments for renewal and faith. This letter expresses the desire of a soul saved by finding a vocation.
The astrological sign of this Tarot card is Pluto.
Compliance • Commitment • Final realization • Integration
The World is a letter that invites us to:
- Fulfill the desires of the Heart
- Enjoy the present
- Achieve a result
- Fulfill a service
- Feel the whole
The World is the last major arcana of the Tarot, this card represents the end of a cycle where everything concludes happily. This is the result of a job well done that brings us a feeling of totality and happiness and the feeling that everything is in order is a very positive sign that indicates the need to act and enjoy the present. The World is a card that indicates the closure of the major arcana.
Why do psychics use Tarot cards?
As mentioned earlier, the Tarot cards are made up of 72 cards and are a tool used to focus energy in the same direction. Tarot is also known for being a very symbolic art, which offers a good psychic new dimension in which to explore and express his abilities. A lot of famous mediums and psychics use this tool when making their psychic readings.
A good Tarot reader is, without a doubt, a primary psychic, although he uses the Tarot and his abilities as a psychic to interpret and advance in a superior way where his clients have been, where they are and where they will go in the future.
However, some Tarot readers are not psychic and only use the cards to perform non-psychic actions.
How are they used in psychic readings?
During a psychic reading of the Tarot, the Tarot readers begin by ordering the cards in a series of different formations, according to the question you ask and how the Tarot readers feel the reading would be more revealing. The Tarot cards that are manifested during the reading and the order in which they do so inform the Tarot readers about your situation so that he can answer your questions. Some things that Tarot readers consider during a roll are:
• If the cards are major or minor arcana
• Which letters appear next to each other, this can change the meaning of them
• If the letters appear on the right or the other way around
• On which side of the roll certain cards appear
Because the Tarot readings are very versatile, these are appropriate for almost any situation, sometimes the Tarot readings by phone can be so powerful that visiting a Tarot reader in person. Today there are several ways to perform a psychic reading of Tarot, we can find them both in Smartphone applications and on the Internet where there is a wide variety of types of reading with Tarot cards. Among the most common are:
- Free Tarot: Many websites offer you a free Tarot service, which consists of a computer-guided reading, these are very fun and invite you to relax and connect with the earth to ward off negative energies.
- Daily Tarot: The daily Tarot invites us to choose a single card a day, which will tell us about work, health, money, and love and will also give us a special message, this roll will help us start our day with all the advantages and luck of our side.
- Tarot of Love: The Tarot of love is possibly the most popular of all, it offers us the answers we need to our heart questions quickly and reliably, where we just have to relax and think carefully about our question and then choose the Tarot cards indicated by the website or mobile application.
However, some professional Tarot readers may be more specific and may offer more answers.