Made up of two sets (Minor and Major Arcana), Tarot is a 78-card set that has been popular since the Middle Ages. The cards' usage for divination and insight dates back to 17th century. The most famous set being the Rider-Waite deck, Tarot sets are extremely varied, ranging from The Witch Tarot to Silicon Valley Tarot.
The Tarot Cards are:
0 The Fool 1 The Magician 2 The High Priestess 3 The Empress 4 The Emperor 5 The Hierophant or The Pope 6 The Lovers 7 The Chariot 8 or 11 Strength 9 The Hermit 10 Wheel of Fortune 11 or 8 Justice 12 The Hanged Man 13 Death 14 Temperance 15 The Devil 16 The Tower 17 The Star 18 The Moon 19 The Sun 20 Judgment 21 The World
Wands 1-10, Page of Wands, Knight of Wands, Queen of Wands, King of Wands
Coins 1-10, Page of Coins, Knight of Coins, Queen of Coins, King of Coins
Cups 1-10, Page of Cups, Knight of Cups, Queen of Cups, King of Cups
Swords 1-10, Page of Swords, Knight of Swords, Queen of Swords, King of Swords
I have been studying and reading tarot for 18 years. I guess it all started back in 1990 when new acquaintances happen to be playing with some cards that seem unusual. I have heard about gypsy fortune tellers and was even aware of the type of cards my friend; Mr. O Malley was entertaining people with. I spent some time watching from a distance and my curiosity grew the more I watched. I was able to talk him into a reading for me, and even though I was quite skeptical. I thought he … more