Tarot cards consist of twenty-one cards for every single suit. A number of bits of Europe use the set to relaxation, but this is scarce in English speaking territories where the set is regularly utilized for clairvoyance.
Tarot cards ascertain their heritage back in the 1300's. Speculation points out that they were formed in Islamic territories, but the original actual report of them is when they were prohibited in the dominantly Christian territory of Bern, Switzerland. First tarot decks, in spite of the cost, consisted of solely 16 trump cards, as in comparison to the twenty-one that are consisted of in real sets.
The modern tarot deck is separated into what is commonly called the major arcana or trump cards and minor arcane or suits of cards. The trump cards or major arcana consist of twenty two cards, all without suits. These include the Fool, the Magician, the Empress, Justice, the Wheel of Fortune and others. The minor arcana consists of four suits of cards; swords, staves, cups and coins. Today, staves are often called wands, but rods or batons are seen as well. Coins may be called disks or pentacles in some tarot decks.
Tarot card meanings are generally changing - and they have also changed drastically through time. In the modern era, however, there are common interpretations for cards. Minor arcana cards, for example, carry with them a widely astrological meaning that varies depending on the time of year. The court cards, on the other hand, talk of different people. Their nature usually talks about the physical and emotional characteristics of these people.
To go into specific cards, their meanings are determined by the following things: Card Number, Key Number, Rulership (Astrology), Hebrew Letter, Translation, and Numerical Value. The meaning is also determined by the position of the card, whether it is upright or Ill-Dignified/Reversed. Death (Arcana), for example, means change. However, an upright Death means change that brings about ‘new life, ’ whilst a reversed Death means ‘painful and abrupt change. ’
Face to face tarot readings are interactive in a sense that the reader allows the person to determine which face down card is interpreted by the reader. Face to face readings are commonly found in the streets of many different places in the English-speaking world. In England the price drastically decreases depending on the number of people paying for the service. Some offer the service in the comfort of one’s own home, while some offer it on the street for cheaper rates as well.
There is a purist belief that face to face readings are significantly more accurate than other types of readings such as e-mail readings or phone readings, but of course the general destiny of these beliefs is to be completely unfounded like all other astrological arguments.
You can also have a tarot reading done over the phone. If you cannot find a local person who does tarot readings or would prefer additional discretion, this can be a good choice. While you should expect a tarot reading over the phone to be rather expensive, do avoid questionable services charging by the minute. There are reputable tarot card readers who provide readings over the phone for a reasonable flat fee. Some may also offer online readings for a small sum, and provide their interpretation of the cards via email.
Tarot card divination may not be a real science; it may not be as accurate as some people would like to believe, but the market for tarot is ever growing through the availability of readings online and in other similar mediums. While this is so, there is still a large demand for face-to-face tarot reading because of the mystique and interactivity. A fair judgment of the industry is that it is growing in its different aspects - whether it is face to face, on the phone, or by some other medium. While society drives itself into a more scientific future, the appeal of astrology, especially in tarot cards, is still growing fast.
Casaundrai Teti is a creative writer who specialises in tarot cards , psychic intuition and live angel connections .