Tarocchi, tarock, or tarocchini (which sounds like something I had for dinner last night!) are all different names for the Tarot Cards. Widely seen in popular culture (tv, books, radio, etc.), very little details are know of tarot cards or their history.
Tarot cards originated in Europe in the 15th century. It’s accepted that they likely came from Italy and France. There is some evidence of their use in Egypt and by those practising Kabbalah. There are various deck sizes and variations in tarot cards decks over the centuries. I won’t go into great detail on that. Most importantly, the “modern” tarot deck consists of 78 cards divided into “major arcana” and “minor arcane”. The major arcana are the heavyweight cards that provide the most significant mystical information. They are numbered from zero to 21. The remaining fifty-six cards are the “minor arcana”. These cards are split into four suits (just like playing cards!) representing the core elements of “Fire”, “Earth”, “Water”, and “Air”. There are ten of each suit (numbered 1 to 10) followed by face cards which represent a “Page”, “Knight”, “Queen”, and “King”. Altogether, these cards fill in the 78 card standard tarot deck
Meaning Behind Tarot Card Placement
Each card’s images and symbolic references reflect the meaning and purpose of the specific card. A psychic or tarot reader will examine and the card based on its position, minor or major arcana, and the actual meaning of the tarot card itself.
It’s important to know that tarot cards don’t tell you the future or even your future for that matter. When I think of tarot card suits meaning, I think of them as that extra puzzle piece that can shed like or solve a difficult situation in my life. Tarot card interpretation gives you a different dimension to a specific issue or event you are struggling with. It won’t tell you what you should do, or what will happen to you in future. All it does is provide that extra insight into a particular moment or situation in your life.
Some Deeper Meanings For Tarot Cards
Understanding tarot cards and their meaning is a definitely necessity in being able to do or receive a proper reading. I will post additional article regarding tarot card meanings and guides for your reference on this tarot card reading site.
Many tarot purists believe that card interpretation is not enough. They claim that the true revelations through tarot cards come from the psychic intuition or sense. If tarot cards gives the receiver a missing piece of the puzzle, the deck itself is a massive puzzle with pieces that you need to get a “feel” on piecing together rather than just consulting a guide book.
I think of tarot card meanings as a scale of understanding. In each reading there is a minimum, medial, and maximum amount than can be learned and understood depending on how good the psychic can read the cards, interpret them individually, and draw larger insights reading the whole of the tarot card process.
For a good introduction yourself, I suggest acquiring the standard rider waite tarot deck pictures and explanation books that are available in most new age stores.
The closer a psychic is to divining the cards rather than just reading them, the more important and valuable the reading will be to you.