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Tarot 101

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

The world of Tarot can be very an intriguing place... to the naked eye these cards can be a mirage of different images, colors, and symbols. However, to a sage, looking to dive a little deeper into the many contrasts of metaphor and interpretation, a new world is unlocked.

Tarot is a divination tool used to help guide a person towards meditation, contemplation, reflection, self- understanding, spiritual growth and activation of intuition. These cards are not meant to foretell ones future, but help the questioner find inner clarity and guidance. Remembering the choice is ALWAYS yours.

So lets get started today by breaking down the etymology of " Tarot" and where this term deprived from in origin.

Historically, "Tarot" was deprived from the late 14th Centuries, some other sources states playing cards /divination (uses with cards) pre-dates back thousands of years. However, the name Tarot was thought to deprive from an Italian Decks called tarocchi, meaning "triumphs" or " trumps". These decks consist of 78 cards divided into 4 suites (Cups, Wands, Pentacles, and Swords). Including 22 "Trump" cards called Major Arcana.

Fast forwarded to modern today, the Waite, or Rider-Waite deck is the most used tarot deck created to date. This deck was created with great symbolism and mysticism. Over time other artist have input their own interpretations into the illustrations of their tarot decks, all while keeping the traditional meanings included.

We will unlock more of the mysteries of tarot. Stay Tune!!!

Yours Truly,

Kiara Maat

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