Fate and destiny are two aspects people rely upon the most. At least, most of the population rely on these two factors and when they are stuck in a situation that puts their efforts to test, they always blame the outcome on their destiny determining if luck is in their favor. This is the reason why astrology is still a thriving profession even in today’s vastly advanced modern generation.
Despite the unsurmountable criticism this activity of future prediction continues to receive, many people believe in it and continue to make the activity a successful one. One common method of future prediction is tarot card readings, which refer to using cards to understand the past, present, and future.
These cards are used to draw a prediction of the concerned individual’s past, present, and future and interpret the predictions to show the individual how it will affect their life ahead. Tarot cards belong to a variety of cartomancy. They tend to have a mystical nature and also extend from a traditional culture of witchcraft.
As opposed to the popsicle practice in the modern days, where these cards are used to predict the future, they were created to be played as a parlor game. It was only in the eighteenth century that they gained the mystical recognition they now have and began to be associated with divination.
Different types of tarot cards
A deck of tarot cards consists of seventy-eight cards and cards used for tarot card readings divided into two sets: the following.
- Major arcana cards are the primary cards in the deck used to predict the past, present, and future mainly. There are 22 cards in this set which consist of the fool, magician, high priestess, empress, emperor, hierophant, lovers, chariot, strength, hermit, wheel of fortune, justice, the hanged man, death, temperance, devil, tower, star, moon, sun, judgment and the world.
- The minor arcana cards are the supplementary cards that are used to predict everyday life. There are fifty-six cards in this set, and they are categorized into four sets which consist of fourteen cards each.
These days, tarot cards have also evolved a lot, for they are available in a variety of artwork, vibrations, symbols, mythology, and images.