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Tarot Cards

If you’re interested in learning the ancient fortune telling game of tarot, you may want to buy tarot cards. Today there are plenty of decks to choose from, because many different varieties have emerged over the ages. By means of symbolic signs and representations on the cards, hidden messages can be brought to light during a tarot reading. This can be about the past, present, or future. Tarot card games are available in different versions.

Tarot and Esotericism

Tarot is an occult or esoteric art that is also used in Wicca. By esotericism people mean arcane knowledge or science. This mysterious knowledge is associated with witchcraft, or Wicca. Tarot cards are a tool for exploring this knowledge. This is possible with readings that can show something about the past, present and/or future.

Tarot Cards Compared to Regular Playing Cards

Do you want to buy tarot? Then you might want to know how your spiritual deck differs from a normal set. Tarot is similar to regular playing cards in that they both consist of four suits. In tarot these are not called spades, clubs, hearts and diamonds, but Wands, Cups, Pentacles and Swords. The numbers from Ace to 10 are the same. Tarot, however, has four instead of three pictures within a series. These are the king, queen, knight and page. The names of these cards differ per tarot card deck.

The Tarot Game Simply Explained

Each tarot card has its own image and meaning. According to the traditional way of playing, a tarot card set consists of 78 cards. The cards are divided into two parts: the major and minor arcana. The images on the cards are also called archetypes. These symbolic representations are archetypes of man, which, according to tradition, are present in the subconscious mind.

How a Tarot Reading Works

In a tarot reading, the subject (person who is being read) intuitively draws cards from the tarot reader’s hand. You do this with a certain question in mind about the present, past or future. When the cards are laid, the tarot reader can clarify the cards. The answer to the question can then be interpreted from the meanings of the cards.

Buy Tarot Cards and Different Types of Decks

The number of cards and how the cards are laid differ per tarot game. That is why there are many different types of decks and you can buy many different types of tarot cards online.For example, you can also draw a tarot day card at the beginning of the day. Tarot is the most widely used technique for divination in Wicca.

Major Arcana

A tarot deck  has two parts. Card readers also refer to the first part as the ‘Major Arcana’. This consists of 22 cards that symbolize the great secrets of life. According to the tarot theories, you have no control over this. These cards include the Fool, the Magician, and the High Priestess. The names for these images differ per tarot deck.

Minor Arcana

The other 56 cards are collectively referred to as the ‘Minor Arcana’. They symbolize the things you do have control over. These 56 cards can be divided into 4 groups. The swords, wands, cups and coins or pentagrams. These consist of 14 cards. Each minor arcana card is related to one of the four elements: fire, air, earth, and water.

Different Tarot Readings

There are different tarot readings, each with its own purpose. You have the Celtic Cross, Eastern Cross, Gypsy, Wheel of Fortune, Pyramid, Horseshoe, Three card spread, Year Horoscope, Twelve Houses, Past Lives, Tree of Life, and the Jungian spread. Learning to lay tarot cards takes a lot of practice and patience, but it can be a very interesting activity. Once you have practiced tarot reading, you can start using this esoteric art.

Most Popular Tarot Cards

The most famous and popular card deck is the Rider Waite tarot. In 1909, academic Arthur Edward Waite released this tarot deck. Waite was the first to provide the minor arcana with inspiring illustrations. Its simplistic graphics and contrarianism made this game highly sought after. This is still the case today.

Oracle Cards as an Alternative to Tarot

American spiritual psychologist Doreen Virtue is known for her Angel Oracle Cards. Her oracle cards are widely used in the world of fortune telling. The cards are based on an unconventional spiritual healing method, namely ‘angel therapy’. This theory assumes that everyone has guardian angels who help to do God’s will for peace. This is the idea from which the oracle cards of Virtue emerged. The cards would provide insight on the way to healing and harmony. This is supposedly through the messages of the angels who are trying to light our path.

Other Types of Tarot

In addition to the Rider Waite tarot, you can also buy many other types of tarot cards, such as Aleister Crowley’s. This well-known magician developed his own tarot in the 1940s: the Crowley tarot or Crowley Toth tarot. This tarot deck is best known for its complex symbolism and re-expressing the meaning of the cards. These refer to his specialty of magic, but also astrology, alchemy, and ancient Celtic and Egyptian mythology. His cards are very different from traditional tarot cards. Crowley found the traditional version too childish, plain, and simple.

Colette Baron-Reid Cards

The cards of the so-called oracle expert Colette Baron-Reid are also very popular. Her cards give tarot a modern twist, which many find very beautiful. The images used for her tarot cards aim to touch a person. This allows a conversation to be started about what is felt deep inside. Each of her tarot card decks has its own theme. They focus on the now and on positive affirmations.

How to Create a Spiritual Atmosphere During a Tarot Session

At Spiru you can buy tarot cards online, but also other products that are used for spiritual arts. Are you curious about Pendulums? Or maybe you’d like to try Dowsing Rods? No matter which esoteric art you’d like to try, creating the right magical atmosphere is a great way to start. For example, make a tarot session more fun by setting up Mood Lights. Or, like a real fortune teller, place a Crystal Ball in your space. Ordering tarot cards is just the beginning of a new hobby in divination.