What is the Purpose of Dark Tarot?
The term tarot was originally known as trionfi and then tarocchi and tarock until modern times when it is now widely referred to as Tarot. Tarot is a deck of playing cards that can be traced back to the 15th century. At the time, the cards were used for playing various games, including Italian tarocchini, Australian konigrufen, and French tarots in different parts of Europe. Some of these games remain today, but the essence of the tarot cards had been dynamic. Nowadays, tarot cards are read to foretell the future, for divination and occultic activities.
What is the Dark Tarot?
A dark tarot is the variation of tarot decks that possess a dark, somewhat frightening, and gloomy theme. Although the traditional imagery of the Tarot is maintained, the depictions on the dark tarot cards are scary, sad, depressed, and gothic. Also, the dark Tarot reads into the more negative meanings of tarot cards, discouraging the reader from pondering on the positive sense of cards.
Purpose of the Dark Tarot
One will wonder why the dark moon tarot deck was created in the first place or even more why they have become really popular among readers. The reason lies in the purpose of the cards. Dark tarot cards aren’t designed to scare. Instead, they help to reveal more in-depth and more daring intuitions and meanings. Here are some of the importance of reading dark tarot cards;
•Dark Tarot is a Pathway to Deeper Divination
While it is natural for one to desire happy and positive readings, it is vital to venture farther away from illusions and face the truth about any revelations the dark tarots bring our way. Truth is bitter, but having a dark tarot reading helps you face the truth head-on and deal with it. Reading dark tarot cards helps to clear doubt and builds in readers a strong feeling of confidence.
•Helps Develop Readers Reading Abilities
Besides helping to find deeper meanings, dark tarot cards also help the reader to enhance their card reading abilities further. Reading with dark decks enlightens the reader and opens your mind to possibilities you never knew or never even wished existed. Being able to see into and withstand the mysterious meanings of tarot cards helps one become stronger. Furthermore, it allows readers to get creative in relating their findings to clients in ways that can be more acceptable and beneficial instead of frightening.
•Could be an Adventure for The Card Reader
Sometimes, reading the traditional imagery tarot may become a little less exciting, and you desire something more fun and challenging. The dark card deck provides the adventure you need in times like this. The dark goddess tarot, for instance, features 78 goddesses and mythical female figures with the standard 22 and 56 major and minor arcana, respectively. The dark goddess tarot decks are challenging and will help you gain more card reading wisdom. Though the images are vivid, you need to look beyond and search your inner mind to find the hidden meanings of each dark card.
•Overcome the Fear of the Unknown
Traditional imagery hardly allows the reader to dwell on negative and unhappy cards, but the dart tarot cards give freewill to the reader to ponder on their fears. This way, you can conquer whatever your fear is by drawing strength from it. Reading with dark tarot deck means you dare to unlock the hidden scary meanings behind each card, embrace the negative interpretations, and then find the strength to overcome the dark parts of you that have been revealed.
More interestingly, reading with dark tarots deck isn’t something you have to commit to. You may read once and never come back or find yourself building long term relations with dark tarot decks. Whichever, the purpose of dark tarot decks remains, and they are worth giving a try.
Types of Dart Tarot Cards
There are many different dark tarot decks available. Some of the most popular dark tarots include the dark goddess tarot, the dark angels’ Tarot, dark moon tarot, and the Gothic Tarot. The steampunk tarot is a quite unpopular type of dark tarot card deck but also exciting to practice dark tarot reading.
Each of these decks has its number of suits and spreads, and each card pulled has its meaning.
Dark Tarot Card Meanings
Although the imagery and names of dark tarot cards have been manipulated from the traditional tarot card imagery, the dark tarot decks maintain their specific meaning that can be deciphered by the symbols the card represents.
•Dark Goddess Tarot
This deck of dark cards is based on feminine goddesses, witches, and hags that depict the dark sides of tarot revelations, including imagery of death, ferocity, suffering, mystery, and deep mythology on each goddess. There are different suits associated with the dark goddess tarot. There are the dark goddesses in the major arcana, dark goddesses in the suit of fire and goddesses in the suit of water, air, and the earth. The dark goddess tarot is useful for shadow work, altars, and invocations and can also be used for regular Tarot.
The card depicts a combination of different powers and wisdom, like the powers of death. The check includes the card of the Hierophant represented in a feminine version.
The Hierophant has several meanings depending on the aspect of a person’s life that is being read. In a general sense, the Hierophant usually suggests that one follows a laid down method of finding solutions to an issue. It advises one to avoid taking risks or go with the flow. In relationships, this may include a bid to see a relationship or marriage counselor or get the counsel of an experienced person or a teacher. If the person is concerned about personal matters, then they may do better to see a therapist or a mentor.
Sometimes, the hierophant card may also suggest seeking some spiritual help or engaging in a religious activity like baptism or confession. This may also mean consulting a spiritual leader. In matters of love, the Hierophant signifies that one needs to be patient as a wedding ceremony may be close. While waiting, you are advised to let your spiritual belief or conscience serve as your compass and lead the way.
However, in reversed hierophant reading, the card suggests a deeper and more daring meaning, like questioning the status quo and building a new order. It depicts creativity by breaking the rules and creating a new law, being original, and trying to find new ways of achieving things different from old traditional methods. The Hierophant tarot card favors challenging the existing rule and seeking freedom. It advises the individual to take control and leadership responsibility.
•Dark Angels Tarot
The dark angel tarot cards are a dramatic gothic tarot deck that features a bleak, post-apocalyptic world with subtle gory imagery of dark angels. These unearthly creatures depicted in dark angel tarot decks communicate to the reader throughout casted angels and mysterious images.
The dark angel tarot cards include a set of 78 cards of beautiful dark angels shrouded in a bereavement theme, including imagery of bitter passions, faint hope, and strange solace. The chariot card, for instance, is a major arcana card that depicts a high level of celestial influence. A figure inside the chariots carries the crescent symbol and is being driven by black and white sphinxes. An upright chariot may mean that an individual is about to overcome challenges or attain succession in an endeavor. It may also suggest that one has control of one’s surroundings and confidence to overcome and hurdles. The upright chariot promotes being confident, respectable, making the right decisions, and maintaining a balance either in your love life, career, or relationships.
However, the dark reading or reversed chariot meaning goes further into the individual’s dark emotions and personality. Exploring your misplaced will power, lack of will, and checking any form of aggression is the purpose of this card. Reversed chariots may depict an unhealthy obsession with a goal or target and a person acting on impulse. The card points out a lack of control of one’s emotions, actions, and life purpose. For instance, in a person’s financial life, it may mean that the person is overwhelmed by impulse buying and cannot control their spending.
In life generally, a reverse chariot reading suggests that a person takes life with levity and allows external factors to determine their directions and decisions in life. It advises mindfulness and self-consciousness in pursuing one’s goals. The reversed Chariot card challenges the individual to take up the courage to control their growth and avoid being aggressive in decision making and actions.
There are several different types of dark tarot deck cards. Each one fascinating to explore and with the ability to build the reader’s confidence. However, a dark tarot doesn’t necessarily spell doom. Instead, it allows the individual to embrace their innermost fears, opens their eyes to their shortcomings, and advises taking the courage to overcome these weaknesses.