The Tarot is a divination system that uses a set of cards to gain insight and achieve greater control over issues involving relationships, opportunities, and life changes.
As far as anyone knows, The Tarot deck is over 500 years old, and may be as old as 5,000 years or more. In fact, its archetypal roots that go back 5,000 years, and its basic origin is lost in history. But the Tarot has become a repository of ancient wisdom. Interestingly, our modern playing cards are a subset of the Tarot.
The history of Tarot symbolism is shrouded in mystery. Some of the Tarot symbols are thought to have originated in China, India or Egypt. The modern Tarot cards date back to 12th century Spain, Italy and France, and have recently been linked to the Templar movement.
How does Tarot work?
A tarot deck consists of 78 cards that you lay out in any one of a number of spreads. Each card is symbolic of an energy or spiritual truth, or a lesson of life. Its relevance always depends upon its position in the spread.
Statistically, there are so many possible outcomes that tarot readers spend lifetimes mastering the meanings of all the cards in all the different combinations. The internet and books are two ways to try to understand the Tarot today, but they can only give someone a starting reference.
Said to be using the power of Synchronicity, Tarot appears to involve both the subconscious and the super conscious Mind, of the inquirer.
Also, and unknown to any, is the fact that the Tarot appears to communicate with our own (the reader's) psychic abilities.
Can anyone can become a good tarot reader? Perhaps, like anyone can become a cook. But in truth, a gifted reader of Tarot is someone who appears to be exercising innate psychic abilities.
Also, an appreciation of the power of the archetypes contained in the images on the cards demands from the reader a classical understanding of the world we see, and the world we don't see.
The Tarot brings to you both then the wisdom of the ages, and view to the future, by connecting with our psychic selves.