Tarot cards are an ancient form of divination, whose origins are shrouded by the thick fog of time. Tarot was used during Renaissance in Italy as a popular game, and was rediscovered by occult scholars in the 18th century, and was connected to other forms of occultism.
What are Tarot cards?
It is an oracle that can answer questions about the past, the present and of course the future. It is a tool for guidance and for self-discovery and to get in touch with one’s own intuition. Tarot cards are an intermediary between the conscious and the unconscious mind. One thing they are not is a tool for black magic. Essentially, Tarot is simply a set of symbols printed on a pack of 78 cards. These cards are shuffled and dealt, just as ordinary playing cards. The Tarot has four suits with 10 numbered cards and four court cards in each suit. In most Tarot decks, there are also 22 numbered Major Arcana. While the Major Arcana are the more powerful, since they deal with major life changes and philosophies of life, the Minor Arcana are often more commonly used in readings because they refer to the mundane events most questioners ask about. They are divided into four suits.
What Can the Tarot Cards Tell You?
Tarot cards are not fortune-telling cards; they will not tell you that a certain event is definitely going to happen. The philosophy behind the Tarot is that all future events are subject to change, and if you are warned of unpleasant events in advance, you can prevent them.
» Tarot cards benevolently warn that danger lies ahead if you stay on your current course and change nothing. You may choose to ignore this warning, but when you pass the danger zone, you will pay quite severely. Or you can take preventive measures and change the course of events.
» Tarot does not tell fortunes because divulging details of an unalterable future is counter-productive. On the contrary, it is supposed to make you think and act. It subscribes to the view that future events can be changed if you take note of them and act appropriately.
» Tarot cards can answer questions about the past, as well as those about the future. And they can reveal the present as well. Often, the cards can show the thoughts, feelings and motivations of the questioner, and of others who are related to the question. Most relationship spreads have positions for both partners for this reason. If there is something that you must know in order to solve a problem, the Tarot can and will reveal it to you. Often, you’ll find that you already knew it, but you overlooked it or ignored it.
MAJOR ARCANA CARDS – 22 CARDS
MANAV MASTIKSH KA MANOVISHLESHAN KARTE HAI
MINAR AARCANA – 40 CARDS
MAJOR CARDS MAN KI GEHRAI TAK MANOVISHLESHAN KARTE HAI USI PRAKAR MINAR CARDS MANUSYA MATRA KE BAHRI JAGAT KI ANTRKRIYA KO BATATE HAI. . UNKI RISHTEDARIYA, INCIDENTS, PLANNINGS ETC. COMES IN THE MINOR ARCANA CARDS. MINOR ARCANA CARDS DIVIDED INTO FOUR PARTS OF GROUPS WHICH ARE KNOWS AS CUPS, SWORDS, PENTACLOOS. THESE FOUR GROUPS NATURALLY TAKEN AS PRITHVI, AGNI, JAL AND VAYU KE PRITINIDHI MANE JATE HAI.
COURT CARDS – 16 CARDS
THESE ARE ALSO DIVIDED INTO FOUR PARTS LIKE BADSHAH, QUEEN, GULAM AND PAJES. THESE CARDS PLAYS VERY IMPORTANT ROLE BETWEEN MAJOR AND MINOR ARCANA CARDS. YEH CARD GHOTAK HAI JEWAN ME ANE WALI GHTANAO VYAKTIYO APKI ICHAO TATHA YOGYATO KE
MAJOR CARDS NO. 0 THE FOOL HAWA NO. 1
NAI SHURUWAT, ASHAWADITA, NIRANTARTA, UTEJANA, HARSH, AVISHKAR KUCH KARNE KI SHAMTA
NEGATIVE: ARTIFICIAL, GAIR JIMEDARI, GAIR KANONI HALAT, VICHARHINTA
MAJOR CARD : 1 THE MAGICIAN MERCURY
POSITIVE : KARM SHAKTI, ATAMVISHWAS, VYAKTIGAT CHAP, NEW SHURUAT, POTENTIAL.
NEGATIVE : CHALBAZI, DHOKADADI, ATAMVISHVAS MEIN KAMI, SATA SHAKTI,
The Major arcana consists of 22 pages. The major arcana is more concerned with the reasons behind events. It can be described like a man on a journey, he starts on the road and encounters all manner of people and events along the way and through these experiences he learns life’s lessons and becomes more enlightened and fulfilled by the time he reaches the 22 cards the World. It is a physical as well as a spiritual journey. Wherever the major cards falls there is a stronger influence in that area of the inquirers life.
The High Priestess
The Wheel of Fortune
The Hanged Man
The Minor Arcana is divided into four suits — Wands, Pentacles, Swords and Cups, with each suit possessing four court cards: Kings, Queens, Pages and Knights. They can show either circumstances, or people who are significant in the questioner’s life. It is important to remember that a king could also represent a woman who is in a position of authority or heavily biased towards her masculine side, while queen could represent a man who plays a nurturing role in questioner’s life.
The Suit of Wands
This suit represents the element of fire. It symbolises energy, action and will power. In ordinary playing cards it is shown as clubs.
The Suit of Cups
This suit represents the element of water. It represents the subjective world of inner experiences, such as feelings, emotions and sensations. In ordinary playing cards, it is shown as the suit of Hearts.
The Suit of Pentacles
This represents the element of earth. It stands for material and financial conditions. In ordinary playing cards, it is shown as the suit of Diamonds.
The Suit of Swords
This represents the element of air. It symbolises the state of mind, and state of conflict. In ordinary cards, it is shown as the suit of Spades.