It is believed that tarot cards were first used as a card game in northern Italy during the fifteenth century. The Tarot deck
was similar to the other playing cards that were used at that
time with one to ten numbered cards and four suits. The court cards such as a
king, page and knight were also included in them. However, the queen was not
included at that time as a court card. The addition of the queen came with
the Tarot. Afterwards, twenty-two other cards were also included in the deck
that had pictures with symbols and special meanings.
There other other similar stores of the origin of the Tarot.
It is said that the Duke of Milan was the inventor of tarot card games. A
book was available at the time and was especially created to accompany the Tarot deck, however, the rules are vague at best. This book
provides information only about the meanings of the symbols behind these
cards and their specific ranking in the game. There isn’t any prophetic or
divination meaning to the cards in the book.
The cards that had specific symbols were used as trump cards and they had
higher status than any other card in the deck. The use of the Tarot deck seemed to to change as it was
moved from place to place.
Similarly, in the beginning, the symbolic pictures on the cards were not
considered as magical and mystical. When these cards moved from country to
country, a great change occurred in their look as every region included
their own art work to design the Tarot deck. In the beginning the Tarot deck
was hand painted like other playing cards. These cards used to be the
masterpieces of artistic elegance.
These days, different Tarot card decks are used for divination purposes. The
number of cards and the meanings behind the symbols are similar in each
deck. But every deck has its own specific representation of the symbols that are
magnificently beautiful. These cards are usually quite artistic and many people collect them even though they may not be interested in reading the Tarot as a tool for divination purpose.
Many spreads of the tarot have also been created as they achieved their
current status of a
psychic tool. The spread is the pattern of laying out the cards. Some
unique benefits are related to each spread for a specific sort of reading.
The psychic chooses a particular spread for your reading according to the
question asked or the circumstances they would like to know more about.
It can be said that the psychics treat you to
the art and culture of the past whenever they use a Tarot deck. The Tarot
cards are a beautiful symbol of the past that is available in the present
to inform people what has happened in the past, what is currently surrounding then and what is mostl likely to happen in the future.