What is Tarot?
When a person visits a Tarot reader for getting answers to a specific question, the reader asks the seeker to pick up a few cards at random according to the need of the question and then the tarot reader analyses all the cards chosen for answering the question.
There are hundreds of different Tarot decks. One needs to know the archetypal symbols and the language through which Tarot speaks. We have the traditional packs and popular decks such as The Rider Waite. It is a universal deck and the most used one. The classic decks are Mythical Tarot, Egyptian Tarot, Allister Crowley based on the traditional Tarot system. Some of the new and popular decks are Osho Zen Tarot based on elemental theory, Angel cards which give messages and talk about the charka system in our body, Guidance cards for solving problems and situations, Relationship cards, Crystal Cards, Health Cards, Karma Cards, Golden Tarot, Gilded and Dream Tarot etc. The Mystic Cards of the Tarot deck are the archetypal cards - the cards with the most complex and profound symbolic qualities, which incorporate universal themes. They are regarded as doorways to the soul and are often used for meditation or visualization.
A person’s life is a combination of that which is destined and that which can be controlled; but who is actually responsible for the complex? Occurrences in one’s life cannot be ascertained. The tarot is able to reflect and throw light upon these issues as well. They can be interpreted as the message of God, a true voice of God. It is a tool for revealing what is in its truest sense. For hundreds of years, the tarot has been one of the most important western mystical pathways for fortune telling, divination, self development and self awareness. It is a mirror of the human soul. Each card has an image, a name and a number which are potent symbols and have specific meanings. Each card is believed to have 78,000 meanings. Tarot is a universal language that speaks through a variety of archetypal symbols. It is a unique tool for self understanding and for making choices about the future. Tarot provides an instant and direct way to understand the rhythms or patterns at work in your life. They also predict patterns or events that are about to happen. The cards reflect our hidden desires, actions and goals so that that we can make conscious choices, understand the reasons behind a situation or give guidance as to the next stage of our personal life journey. The cards reveal the energy and mood that surround you and give you insight into you at any given movement, to open you to choices and most of all, to self discovery. It is a symbolic path way you can walk along on at any movement in life to see the truth about yourself through the looking glass. It is simply a series of stepping stones or secret pathways to self discovery.
Tarot cards are mirrors of our emotions, feelings, soul and our well being.
It is pure thought directed from the source himself. Tarot speaks through the Archetypal symbols and language. The Tarot is a way of developing our intuitive skills that we can draw upon when we need either insight or guidance. When we consult the tarot we are attempting to better comprehend both ourselves and the forces that are at work within our psyche and in our outer lives.
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