Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tarot Layouts

The Tarot is a deck of cards that originated over 500 years ago in northern Italy. Although the Tarot was first used in a game called Triumphs, it was quickly adopted as a tool for divination, and popularized by occult societies such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The early Tarot symbolism was deeply rooted in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, but over the centuries it has grown to incorporate everything from Astrology and Kabbalah to Runes (which predate the Tarot by 1000 years) and the I Ching (which predates the Tarot by 2500 years). Today, the Tarot is far and away the most popular tool for spiritual introspection in the West.

There are so many different kinds of tarot card layouts around that it can be difficult to decide which to learn and which to use. There are two tarot card spreads that we have found to be both effective and easy to use: Celtic Cross and 12 Card. The Celtic Cross, also called the Gnostic Cross, is a type of Tarot reading that gives you a character sketch or personality profile of the person you are reading. The Celtic Cross is like a photograph or stop action picture of a person, a cross section or slice of their life. This type of reading is useful for people, animals or any kind of animate beings but not for situations. The Celtic Cross does not answer specific questions on situations but is a quick and easy way to get a personality profile on someone. Unlike the Celtic Cross, which can only offer a personality profile, the 12 Card layout is suitable for reading people, situations, businesses, financial issues, relationships and other situations involving multiple people.

While the Celtic Cross is a still picture snapshot of a person, the 12 Card is a moving picture that shows past, present and future. This allows you to track cause and effect chains much more effectively. The 12 Card layout is so flexible that you can use multiple-card signifiers to capture complex situations, expand certain portions of the reading to get more detail or move the reading back and forth in time. In fact, the 12 Card reading is so flexible that you can actually track your history back through all your past lives. You can also use the reading to predict the probable outcome of situations, from personal life situations to global ones.

  • Single cards spread
  • 3 cards spread
  • 6 cards spread
  • Crescent spread
  • 7 cards spread
  • The resultant layout
  • Ladder layout
  • Bohemlen layout
  • Pyramid layout
  • Oval layout
  • Year ahead layout
  • The horoscope spread
  • Diagonal cross spread
  • The Celtic cross spread
  • Annual layout
  • Spiritual layout
  • Quest layout
  • Four-layer layout
  • X layout
  • Health layout
  • 7 chakra layout
  • Self-meditation layout
  • Life tree layout
  • Mind-body-soul layout
  • Gypsy layout - 1
  • Gypsy layout - 2

Tarot Decks

Tarot decks depict the archetypes of spiritual life. Differences among decks Tarot cards serve many purposes, and this leads to a variety of Tarot deck styles. Traditionally, a variety of styles of Tarot decks and designs have existed. A number of typical regional patterns emerged. Historically, one of the most important designs is now usually known as the Tarot of Marseille. This standard pattern was the one studied by Court de Gabelin, and cards based on this style illustrate his Le Monde primitif. Paul Marteau also popularized the Tarot of Marseille in the 20th century. Some current editions of cards based on the Marseille design go back to a deck of a particular Marseille design that was printed by Nicolas Conver in 1760. Other regional styles include the "Swiss Tarot"; this one substitutes Juno and Jupiter for the Papess and the Pope. In Florence an expanded deck called Minchiate was used; this deck of 96 cards includes astrological symbols and the four elements, as well as traditional Tarot cards.

Some decks exist primarily as artwork; and such "art decks" sometimes contain only the 22 cards of the Major Arcana. Esoteric decks are often used in conjunction with the study of the Hermetic Kabala; in these decks the Major Arcana are illustrated in accordance with Kabalistic principles while the numbered suit cards (2 through 10) sometimes bear only stylised renderings of the suit symbol. However, under the influence of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, decks used in the English-speaking world for divination often bear illustrated scenes on the numeric cards to facilitate divination. The more simply illustrated "Marseille" style decks are nevertheless used esoterically, for divination, and previously for game play. The French card game of tarot is now generally played using a relatively modern 19th-century design. Such Tarot decks generally have 22 trumps with genre scenes from 19th-century life, a Fool, and have minor arcana that closely resembles today's French playing cards.

Tarot decks play a significant role in Roger Zelazny's Amber fantasy series, where most major characters carry a magical deck of Tarot cards who's Trumps represent other characters and enable communication with them or locations. An influential deck in English-speaking countries is the Rider-Waite deck (sometimes called simply the Rider deck). In French-speaking countries, the Marseille deck enjoys the equivalent popularity. While the deck is sometimes known as a simple, user-friendly one, its imagery, especially in the Trumps, is complex and replete with occult symbolism. The subjects of the trumps are based on those of the earliest decks, but have been significantly modified to reflect Waite and Smith's view of Tarot. An important difference from 'Marseille'-style decks is that Smith drew scenes on the numeric cards to depict divinatory meanings; those divinatory meanings derive, in great part, from traditional cartomantic divinatory meanings (e.g., Etteilla and others) and from divinatory meanings first espoused by The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, of which both Waite and Smith were members. However, it isn't the first deck to include completely illustrated numeric cards. The first to do so was the 15th-century Sola-Busca deck; however, in this case, the illustrations apparently were not made to facilitate divination.

Different Types of Decks
Aquatic Tarot:

The Aquatic Tarot is a modern watercolor interpretation of the classic Rider Waite symbolism. It is rapidly becoming one of the most popular decks, due to both its spectacular beauty and its traditional imagery.

Ator Tarot:

The Ator Tarot is a smart and whimsical spin on Rider Waite symbolism. The clunky and adorable characters of the Ator Tarot make it the deck of choice for those seeking a refreshing approach to divination.

Benedetti Tarot:
The Benedetti Tarot is a highly stylized deck painted on gold leaf. 7 years in the making, the images were inspired by the Visconti Tarot, the earliest Tarot deck still in existence. The Benedetti Tarot is the favorite deck of those who seek simplicity and elegance in their lives.

Cat People Tarot:

The Cat People Tarot paints a picture of faraway lands trod by mystical archetypes and their feline companions. This deck is a perfect tool for dreamers and idealists, and is a great choice for divining the nature of human imagination.

Colman Smith Tarot:

The Colman Smith Tarot is a modern reinvention of the classic Rider Waite deck, infusing the original line drawings by Pamela Colman Smith with colors drawn from the psychedelic digital age.

Curious Tarot:
The Curious Tarot is the rarest and most unusual of modern decks. The cards form a surreal collage of American consumer imagery, eerily capturing the archetypes of the atomic age. It is the deck of those who seek to harness the ancient tribal energy that courses through the modern urban world. There are only 100 Curious Tarot decks in existence.

Golden Tarot:

The Golden Tarot is a modern celebration of late medieval artwork. This deck is the choice of scholars, for it evokes images of elegance amid barbarism, and the light of virtue in dark times.

Haindl Tarot:

The Haindl Tarot weaves a tapestry of haunting beauty from the traditions of Native America, the Holy Grail, the I Ching, Kabbalah and the Norse Runes, and is the deck of choice for mystics and those seeking enlightenment.

International Icon Tarot:

The International Icon Tarot renders traditional occult symbolism in Swiss iconography. It is a humorous and direct approach to divination, and one of our favorite new decks.

Lovecraft Tarot:

The Lovecraft Tarot is a tribute to the gothic writings of the visionary H.P. Lovecraft. It is the deck of choice for explorers of the macabre, and for posing questions that should never be asked.

Marseilles Tarot:

The Marseilles Tarot is an 18th century creation of obscure origins. It predates the occult symbolism of the Rider Waite deck by roughly 200 years, giving the readings a unique and rustic flavor. Many swear by this deck as the true oracle of the common man.

Minchiate Tarot:

The images of the Minchiate Tarot are drawn from a rare surviving 18th century deck of 97 cards - 19 more than the traditional Tarot. It is considered by many to be the single most powerful divination tool on the web, providing deep insight, rich in ancient symbolism, to any question you may pose.

Palladini Tarot:

The Palladini Tarot was created to "bridge the ancient and the future", using elements of Medieval, Egyptian and modern art. It is one of the most popular decks among new students of Tarot.

Phoenix Tarot:

The Phoenix Tarot is one of the most strikingly beautiful decks of the 20th century. Through vibrant colors and stylized images, it breathes new life into the familiar symbology of the Tarot.

Renaissance Tarot:

The Renaissance Tarot is a modern deck, with symbolism drawn from the heroic age and rendered in renaissance style. This deck is an excellent choice for exploring questions of passion, mastery, and the inner workings of human reason.

Rider Waite Tarot:

The Rider Waite Tarot is the most widely recognized Tarot deck, and the first deck published in the 20th century. It was created by members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and is especially suited to questions of a mystical nature.

Saint Petersburg's Tarot (Russian):

The Russian Tarot of Saint Petersburg is the final commissioned work of Yuri Shakov, a master in the lost art of Russian miniature painting. The rich, dark images lend themselves to questions regarding the struggle of the human spirit in trying times.

Sola Busca Tarot:

The Sola Busca Tarot is a color embellished reproduction of the only known extant 15th century Tarot deck engraved on metal. It is the choice of purists and those seeking a direct channel with the dawn of Western occultism.

Voodoo Tarot of New Orleans:

The Voodoo Tarot of New Orleans is a deck rich in primal spirituality. It draws on images from the religion Santeria, which weaves Catholic and African beliefs into a vibrant tapestry. This exceptional deck is most often used to ask questions regarding the joy, fury, and spirituality in everyday life.

William Blake Tarot:

The William Blake Tarot explores the mystical vision and artistry of the renowned English painter and poet. Through rich interpretations focused on creative undertakings, it has long been the deck of choice for artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers.

Interpretation: Minor Arcana

The Minor Arcana

Most of the cards in the tarot deck are minor arcana cards. These cards fill out the deck, making it more balanced and complete. The 56 cards of the minor arcana are split into four suits. Each suit represents a different aspect of life. Numerology can be used in conjunction with the minor arcana as the cards are numbered from 1 to 10 or Ace through 10. There are four nobles' cards in each suit as well, the Page, Knight, Queen and King. This makes 14 cards in each suit.

The Suits of the Minor Arcana

Wands, Staves or Spears - The first suit represents a long object, whether it be a staff or wand by name, it usually represents physical labor. This suit is related to the physical body. It encompasses growth, ideas and creativity. It is associated with the element of fire and the season of spring.

Cups - This suit represents emotional desire. The filled cups are symbolic of filled emotions. It encompasses affairs of the heart, desires and the inner self. It is associated with the element of water and the season of summer.

Swords, Knives or Daggers - This is the suit of all things with sharp edges. It represents the intellectual self. It encompasses ideas, thoughts, morality, and strife. It is associated with the elements of air and the season of winter.

Pentacles, Shields or Coins - This suit is a round object of some sort, ranging from shields to coins. It represents the material possessions. It encompasses money, wealth, health, prosperity and property. It is associated with the element of earth and the season of autumn.

The Noble Cards of the Minor Arcana

The Page - The Page is a bearer of messages and the harbinger of communication. This card represents youth and the beginnings of maturity.

The Knight - the Knight is a traveler, one who brings change and good deeds into the world. This card represents new relationships, friendship, courage and stability.

The Queen - The Queen is a strong female. She has the ability to lead, listen and guide. She represents the completion relationships, jobs and projects, also a strong emotional person who knows where they are going and what they want.

The King - The King is a strong male figure. He is the leader of the suit, the end of it and the highest mark. He represents a mature and wise person who knows what they can and cannot accomplish.

The Number of the Minor Arcana

One/Ace - Represents beginnings, action, will, new ideas, creative power, potential, first causes, primary impulses, and positive activities.

Two - Represents partnerships, relationships, polarities, balancing, duality, choices, patience, stillness, and positive and negative.

Three - Represents synthesis, growth, creativity, abundance, collaboration, friendship, artistic expression, refining plans, and preparing to take action.

Four - Represents foundations, discipline, work, order stability, solidity, tangible achievement, and practical attainment.

Five - Represents new cycles, change, progress, shifts, adjustment, fine tuning, instability, challenge, versatility, freedom, and courage.

Six - Represents balance, health, beauty, harmony, contentment, relaxation, satisfaction, equilibrium, marriage, family, and sympathy.

Seven - Represents Spirituality, wisdom, perfect order, the macrocosm, religion, luck, magic, and multiple options.

Eight - Represents victory, will, success, regeneration, rebirth, reevaluating, putting things in order, and setting priorities.

Nine - Represents compassion, integration, movement, flexibility, fulfillment, attainment and benevolence.

Ten - Represents transition, renewal to a new cycle, completion, wholeness, mastery, excess, and overabundance.


Ace of Wands - Positive
Two of Wands - Anticipation
Three of Wands - Positive
Four of Wands - Midway
Five of Wands - Negative
Six of Wands - Medium
Seven of Wands - Anticipation
Eight of Wands - Positive
Nine of Wands - Medium
Ten of Wands - Anticipation
Page of Wands - Positive
Knight of Wands - Positive
Queen of Wands - Positive
King of Wands - Positive


Ace of Cups - Medium
Two of Cups - Positive
Three of Cups - Positive
Four of Cups - Negative
Five of Cups - Unfortunate / Negative
Six of Cups - Medium
Seven of Cups - Anticipation
Eight of Cups - NegativeNine of Cups - Anticipation
Ten of Cups - Positive
Page of Cups - Positive
Knight of Cups - Positive
Queen of Cups - Positive
King of Cups - Positive


Ace of Swords - Anticipation
Two of Swords - Negative
Three of Swords - Negative
Four of Swords - Anticipation
Five of Swords - Negative
Six of Swords - Negative
Seven of Swords - Negative
Eight of Swords - Medium
Nine of Swords - Unfortunate / Negative
Ten of Swords - Negative
Page of Swords - Positive
Knight of Swords - Positive
Queen of Swords - Medium
King of Swords - Medium


Ace of Pentacles - Positive
Two of Pentacles - Changeability
Three of Pentacles - Positive
Four of Pentacles - Positive
Five of Pentacles - Medium
Six of Pentacles - Anticipation
Seven of Pentacles - Wait & Watch
Eight of Pentacles - Positive
Nine of Pentacles - Composure
Ten of Pentacles - Positive
Page of Pentacles - Positive
Knight of Pentacles - Positive
Queen of Pentacles - Positive
King of Pentacles - Positive

Interpretation: Major Arcana

The Major Arcana consists of the first twenty-two cards in the Tarot deck. Representing our karmic destiny, these cards reveal which lessons we must learn in our life. They also explain how events will play themselves out. Each card in the Major Arcana represents one step in the universal journey of human life.

The Magician:

This arcane more astrologically belongs to Neptune and Saturn. In esoteric numerology his corresponding Hebrew letter Alef. The representation of The Magus is unity, the principle, the synthesis of numbers, the personal self, the idea of God, started up.


If there is one man in front of you and is young, this arcane represents the person who is doing the consultation, to whom Call it from now "consultant". Therefore, El Mago symbolizes a boy. This letter is positive, indicating the work, cunning, strength of character and willpower. He also spoke of a person working with their hands and skilful at work, in business and in business.


If the letter goes upside, this reflects a man arcane weak, unable to make decisions, mean spirited and dishonest. Also Is the lack of scruples, and the delay in business by indecision.

The High Priestess:
The arcane High Priestess of astrologically belongs to Venus and Uranus. His point is Bet Hebrew and represents the mysterious woman and hidden, and middle-aged, unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed. I chestnut complexion and hair. It is an intelligent person, but we should not rely on it because rarely uses his intelligence to do good. In fact, it may represent a rival.


When you leave this letter, the general meaning is the lack of scruples. It symbolizes a woman who esoteric, so can confuse. Teaches one side very good, but it is quite possible that we betrayed.


If the letter goes inverted, The Priestess speak of a woman intolerant, selfish, evil, hypocritical. This is a rival or enemy. It also represents a kind of woman who can have powers witch, and that always makes you want evil.

The Empress:

Astrológicamente belongs to Venus and the Sun. His point is Guimel Hebrew. This is a good letter involved in the creation and love supreme.
The Empress symbolizes a young woman, between 20 and 40 years. On many occasions can represent the person consultant. It is beautiful and intelligent, and has a lot of wealth inside. Stay tuned because it also may represent a pregnancy, especially if you leave next to the mysterious El Diablo. This is an honest and hard-working person. It often well placed and relates to the upper echelons.


When the letter turns out inverted The Empress, you encounter a lack of generosity, indecisions and falsehoods. For naturally, may also be a betrayal, any person who is in your environment or the consultant is defraudaros ready to sample.

The Emperor:

This arcane represents astrologically to Aries. Your planets are Uranus, the Sun and Mars. Also, red symbolizes the Natural Forces.


The Emperor evokes a man of middle-aged, well-off, something canoso, caring and highly intelligent. Everything intends to be successfully resolved, but numerous efforts. Therefore, a person constantly in her work, a good father and good boss.


When this letter goes upside is warning of the presence of a person of weak character and sometimes a little cruel to the others. It also indicates that you can face any failure in business or any business.

The Hierophant / The High Priest:

The more arcane The High Priest of astrologically belongs to Taurus, and its planets are Jupiter and Uranus. His point is I have Hebrew and represents faith and religiosity. This letter shows someone with much knowledge, a person educated.

Actually it is good that you leave this letter, congratulations! It symbolizes a person wise, discreet and often humble give very good advice and wasted goodness. You can always count on him or her if you need it. It also indicates wedding or baptism, ie celebration.


If the letter turns out inverted, The High Priest is showing you a person of depression, without the courage to continue fighting and With a few strokes of hypocrisy.

The Lovers:

The more arcane Los Valentine astrologically belongs to Pisces. Your planets are Saturn and Sun and Hebrew letter is Vav. Whenever you leave this letter represent the duality between the good and evil. You know, we will have to choose between two paths.


This letter is showing you a person enamoradiza. It symbolizes work, honesty and sincerity. Sometimes it may represent the beginning of a new love, but with many uncertainties. It will be decisive when it comes to cut a relationship.

When this letter leaves us is showing an inverted unrequited love, but it can also refer to a failure or a temporary separation in a marriage or in a stable relationship. He also announced that there will be obstacles.

The Hanged Man / Trolley:

This arcane astrologically belongs to Cancer and its planets are Mars and Saturn. His letter Hebrew zain, a sacred symbol in all its aspects. Also, the arcane El Carro shows seven days of creation and represents the truth as the greatest exponent.


When they appear in this spin, this is showing us more arcane long journeys by land, sea or air. It symbolizes advances in the life or progress in the workplace. This arcane shows two ways: either move forward or we stayed. It may also indicate a new relationship.


If the arcane El Carro invested leaves us is telling me it is going to frustrate a trip we had planned perform. It may also refer to a project that is not going to perform or obstacles that may arise.

The Justice:

The more arcane of Justice belongs astrologically Leo, its planets are Mars and Jupiter, and Hebrew letter is Feh. When this letter is representing justice and the law, ultimately, the refinement.


The Justice us about roles of lawsuits from the administration. It shows us to be a fair, a laws of man or a person with a sense of justice. It may also represent a divorce or any problem with the law that we have not yet resolved.


When you leave reversed the arcane of Justice, we will be showing an unexpected lawsuit or a person unfairly. You can even be talking about a lawyer who is left to buy. Of course, it can also be referring to a trial that is lost but with a lot of problems.

The Hermit:

The largest of arcane The Hermit astrologically belongs to Virgo, and Tet is a Hebrew letter. When this letter represents reason and knowledge, but is also symbolizing the prophets.


This arcane shows a spiritual person, but also represents the search inside, wisdom, discretion and meditation. You can also make reference to the medicine and could show a doctor. As remark, it is a very arcane spiritual.


When the mayor of arcane The Hermit invested leaves us is talking about recklessness, wrong, even false.

The Wheel of Fortune:

The more arcane of the Wheel of Fortune astrologically belongs to Jupiter, and Hebrew letter is Iod. That letter speaks of the divine, science tight, the palms.


This is one of the best cards of the Tarot of Marseilles. When we announced changes luck in the games random or fortuitous success, but also can refer to an inheritance. On certain occasions, the arcane of the Wheel of Fortune announces success in business.


If the arcane largest Wheel of Fortune appears in the print run of upside we will be announcing failures, losses economic, and even obstacles.

The Strength:

The arcane largest ISAF astrologically belongs to Leo. His Hebrew letter is Kaf. When see this letter represents the strength, struggle and also the string magic.


The force represents a young man whose age ranges between 28 and 40 years or so. It is high and strong, and has a great inner domain. This is an enterprising person who has a lot of courage. Therefore, this arcane symbolizes someone strong, it could refer to an industrialist or an executive with a lot of class, very well prepared for business.


When the arcane largest ISAF leaves you invested, we will be pointing to a weak person, petty and lack of faith, sometimes it can even be desaprensiva.

The Chariot / The Perch:

The largest of arcane The Perch astrologically belongs to the signs of water. His point is Hebrew lamed. It represents the great work, the science of man, the twelve apostles in the twelve signs of zodiac.


This letter symbolizes acceptance of the sacrifice, abandonment, lack of clarity, the indecision in the past or in the present. It also reflects suffering, we can stand before a person who will do or will be made many sacrifices.


It was strange, but when the game comes, we invested is pointing to a person who gets everything without any sacrifice, that accepts the mome nto who are living and that feels good. As you will see, in this case this is very arcane higher positive.

The Death:

The arcane of Death belongs to astrologically Scorpio. Your planets are Mars and Saturn, and Hebrew letter is incumbent Mem. This letter represents the rebirth so intriguing, the principle renovator, processing and intuition, but also symbolizes, of course, death.


If you spin the sale of more arcane Death, you can interpret and unexpected changes inevitable, but also wisdom, changes from one state to another-which can be good or bad, and lost someone. Pismu Launches a call for caution in business.


When Death comes inverted, you are very slow to change, accidents, sometimes caused by an inertia. In any event, the number thirteen covered many forces d istintas, for example, Jesus was the number thirteen among his apostles.

The Temperance:

The arcane The largest Templanza astrologically belongs to Aquarius and is governed by air and water. His point is Hebrew Nun. It is a letter representing a woman in conciliatory all aspects of life, a person with a great aura. It also symbolizes the transformation.


The Temperence refers to cooperation, and in this sense, represents a person harmonious. So this more arcane also shows an exemplary mother, tolerant, calm and inspire much confidence.


When the arcane Templanza The largest sale was invested by pointing to a situation of frustration, discord or revenge. In short, it represents a person with a bad temper.

The Devil / El Diablo:

The more arcane the El Diablo astrologically belongs to Capricorn and its planets are Saturn and Mercury. His point is Samej Hebrew. When this letter appears in a print run of tarot represents evil, evocations, the material world, selfishness and the black magic.


The more arcane the El Diablo shows a great magnetism for sexual attraction and refers to power hidden. He is also representing a materialistic person to tread that he does not care who is getting as long as his goal. If refers to the workplace, be careful!, The person who is behind this letter always want access the best seats in the workplace.


When the mayor of arcane The Devil appears in a spin, is referring to the release of ligatures of evil. It represents disorder, investment and this is a letter that must always be taken into account.

The Tower:

The arcane largest Tower is a regent planet Pluto, and their handwriting is Hebrew Ain. When see this arcane represents more war, destruction. We shows spells in the temple, the return of original sin. Ultimately, this letter symbolizes negative influences.


This letter speaks of economic loss, destruction, theft or fraud. You can also represent a pregnancy in which any small problem can arise, such as a caesarean section. Another aspect that shows this is the letter distrust, so if this comes out in the arcane spin, beware!, Someone can fool us.


If the circulation of the tarot leaves invested more arcane de La Torre, showing us is a difficult situation to nowhere. Also Deal with oppression and life routine.

The Star:

The arcane largest astrologically belongs to The Star Pisces, and its planets are Saturn and Pluto. His point is Hebrew Peh. When a print run of tarot appears this letter, represents the astrologers, intuitive and sensitive people. In fact, this is a letter that has a lot of light.


The Star refers to the hope, the rebirth, but it can also refer to someone with a lot of intuition, caring and compassion. In some cases it is a symbol of hope that may arise after awakening of a crisis. In ultimately, represents new airs.


If the mayor of La Estrella arcane invested sale is representing unmet expectations, but also can make reference to indecision, a lack of will, and even to some obstruction.

The Moon:

Astrológicamente, more arcane of the Moon belongs to Aquarius, and is Tsadi Hebrew letter. This arcane represents occultism, the mysteries, esotericism and hierarchies.


The more arcane of the Moon is representing intuition, but very dark. Refers to treason, to blackmail, to the hypocrisy and falsehood. In addition, we spoke of the magic that is not very good.


When the arcane more of the Moon leaves invested in the round of the tarot is showing us a disappointment. This can be a warning before it is consumed that evil or harm that we are moving forward.

The Sun:

The more arcane of The Sun belongs to astrologically Mercury, the Moon and the Sun. His point is Hebrew kuf. This is one of the best letters may appear in a print run of tarot. It is a letter extraordinary. Represents the Philosopher's Stone, light, universal love and reason.


The more arcane of the Sun shows talent and good feelings. Represents the positive energies and refers to a person who shines in life, but it also has to fight for it.


When the mayor of El Sol arcane invested leaves us about loneliness. You can also make changes or be vaticinando refer to a very bleak future.

The Judgement / Reckoning:

The largest of arcane The Reckoning astrologically belongs to the fire and Hebrew letter is Resh. When the circulation of this letter appears tarot refers to meditation, but is also representing the resurrection and the prophecies.


The largest of arcane The Reckoning refers to the updating of the past, although it can also symbolize the apostolate. In sometimes this more arcane shows a person who may have been a priest or nun and that maybe what has left, or even may be someone who continue to exercise the priesthood. The trial also may show a good father who has to spend a lot of evidence in the home. Represents always at home, the children and parents and all those who have a bit confused their profession In life.


When the mayor of arcane The Reckoning sale invested, we spoke of the inability to understand the facts. You can also referring to a divorce or a breakdown in the marriage. In some cases it may mean a robbery, and even an insanity.

The World:

The arcane largest astrológicame nte The World belongs to Saturn and its planet is Mercury. His letter Hebrew is Shin. Where this leaves more arcane in a spin, is representing all the triumph and divination.


The largest of arcane The World is one of the best cards that can go into the spin. It also announces changes inside and inner peace. It also represents science, refers to thoughts clear and symbolizes light. You know, this is a very good letter that gives us peace and tranquility.


When the mayor of arcane The World invested leaves us is showing a depression. In fact, refers to the sadness and the carelessness.

The Fool:

The more arcane the El Loco is a Hebrew letter Tav and always comes in a circulation of tarot represents the whole of the universal key.


The more arcane El Loco shows a person who sometimes behaves like a vagabond, or even if not it is, it seems. I do not know very well where it is going, or what he wants. It conforms with anything. This is someone who walks aimlessly, which has no expectations. It can be depressing, and sometimes even seems be or intends to prove that he is insane. Look well because we are telling me that some deception we can suffer.


If more arcane El Loco appears invested in the spin, is showing insecurity, loneliness. It representing vagabundea someone without knowing where you are going, a person who gives you all the same.

History of Tarot

The Tarot deck consists of 78 cards in all, including the Major Arcana, used on this test, and the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards that reveal each step on life's path. The Minor Arcana is comprised of the remaining 56 cards in the deck, and pertain to the everyday events in life. Not unlike a regular deck of playing cards, the Minor Arcana are divided into four suits; in this case, the suits are wands, swords, cups, and pentacles. Each suit has four face cards and ten numbered cards. Versions of Tarot images have been traced back over 15,000 years to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, the Hebrew Kabbalah, and several other countries and cultures including China.

In every Tarot reading there is a reader and a seeker or person asking the question of the cards. One person can also serve both roles if they choose to do their own Tarot reading. The Tarot reader places the cards in a particular spread; very general layout used are: "Three-Card Spread" cinsisting the imtervals of "Past, Present and Future". In John Crowley's novel Little, Big (1981), characters use a Tarot deck with non-standard major arcana ("the lesser trumps") for divination. Tarot cards also play a role in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Tarot cards also play a role in Stephen King's Dark Tower series.

There are dozens of other spreads, which reveal multiple aspects about life. Psychologist Carl Jung claimed that all human experience can be categorized into common archetypes, or universal situations or images. In his studies of the Tarot and other occult practices, he found that the images used revealed universal archetypes. The Tarot uses these images to help us tap into our unconscious thoughts and feelings. From 1977 to 1980, Piers Anthony published the "Planet of Tarot" series, which included God of Tarot, Vision of Tarot and Faith of Tarot.

While the Tarot is based more on mysticism and chance than science, we are able to test how of some users received accurate readings through statistical analysis. We analyzed the readings that allows us to gauge how accurate the Tarot cards were in relation to the actual lives of the people and test-takers. On the planet Tarot, nightmares, visions and fantasies become real, and sometimes tangentially, sometimes on-target, the protagonist lives through myths and stories, e.g., the moment Jesus of Nazareth "dies" and accepts his spiritual journey as Christ the saviour, related to Tarot cards.

The Tarot of the Witches deck became notorious in the 1970s for its use in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die. These modern decks change the cards to varying degrees. For example, the Mother-peace Tarot is notable for its circular cards and feminist angle: females have replaced the mainly male characters. The Tarot of Baseball has suits of bats, mitts, balls and bases; "coaches" and "MVPs" instead of Queens and Kings; and major arcana cards like "The Catcher", "The Rule Book" and "Batting a Thousand". In the Silicon Valley Tarot, major arcana cards include The Hacker, Flame War, The Layoff and The Garage; the suits are Networks, Cubicles, Disks and Hosts; the court cards CIO, Salesman, Marketer and New Hire.

Magical Cards

Magical Cards

  • Major arcana + Minor arcana = 78 cards
  • Major arcana = 22 (0 to 21 numbered) cards
  • Minor arcana = 56 (14 cards* 4 suits) cards
  • 14 cards = 10 Serial cards + 4 Court cards
  • Wands
  • Cups
  • Swords
  • Pentacles
Court Cards:
  • Page
  • Knight
  • Queen
  • King
Serial Cards:
  • Ace
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight
  • Nine
  • Ten

The Arcana

Mystry of Arcana

If you're ready to start learning about reading Tarot cards, how they work, different spreads, and the best decks to use, this is the place to start. Because the Tarot is such a powerful and flexible magical tool, it deserves special attention.

These basics include:
  • Tarot cards and decks
  • Main uses of the tarot
  • Choosing a relevant tarot deck
  • Keying your tarot cards
  • Using a signifier
  • Real tarot card spreads
  • Meanings for tarot cards
  • Major and minor arcana
The standard tarot deck consists of 78 cards divided into two sections, the major and minor arcana. The word 'Arcana' is the plural of arcanum which means "Profound Secret".
Major Arcana:
The 22 cards of the major Arcana are the heart of the deck. Each of these cards symbolizes some universal aspect of human experience. They represent the archetypes - consistent, directing patterns of influence that are an inherent part of human nature. Each card in the major arcana has a name and number. Some names convey a card's meaning directly, such as strength, justice and temperance. Other cards are individuals who personify a particular approach to life, such as the magician or the hermit. There are also cards with astronomical names, such as the star, sun and moon. They represent the elusive forces associated with these heavenly bodies. The major arcana cards are special because they draw out deep and complex reactions.
A major arcana card is always given extra weight in a reading. When one of these cards appears, you know the issues at stake are not mundane or temporary. They represent your most basic concerns - your major feelings and motivations. It is often considered as a unit. Different schemes have been developed to show how the cards form patterns that cast light on the human condition. Numerology, astrology and other esoteric sciences often play a role in these schemes.
  • The Fool (Number 0)
  • The Magician (Number 1)
  • The High Priestess (Number 2)
  • The Empress (Number 3)
  • The Emperor (Number 4)
  • The Hierophant (Number 5)
  • The Lovers (Number 6)
  • The Chariot (Number 7)
  • The Strength (Number 8)
  • The Hermit (Number 9)
  • The Wheel of Fortune (Number 10)
  • The Justice (Number 11)
  • The Hanged Man (Number 12)
  • The Death (Number 13)
  • The Temperance (Number 14)
  • The Devil (Number 15)
  • The Tower (Number 16)
  • The Star (Number 17)
  • The Moon (Number 18)
  • The Sun (Number 19)
  • The Judgment (Number 20)
  • The World (Number 21)
Minor Arcana:
The minor arcana brings universal themes down into the practical arena to show how they operate in daily events. The minor arcana cards represent the concerns, activities and emotions that make up the events of our everyday lives. There are 56 cards in the minor arcana divided into four suits: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. Each of these suits stands for a particular approach to life.
Each minor arcana suit has a distinct quality all its own. Our everyday experiences are a blend of these four approaches. Your tarot readings will show you how the different suit energies are impacting your life at any given moment. Each card has a role to play in showing how its energy expresses in the world.
1. Wands:
  • Ace of wands
  • Two of wands
  • Three of wands
  • Four of wands
  • Five of wands
  • Six of wands
  • Seven of wands
  • Eight of wands
  • Nine of wands
  • Ten of wands
  • Page of wands
  • Knight of wands
  • Queen of wands
  • King of wands
2. Cups:
  • Ace of cups
  • Two of cups
  • Three of cups
  • Four of cups
  • Five of cups
  • Six of cups
  • Seven of cups
  • Eight of cups
  • Nine of cups
  • Ten of cups
  • Page of cups
  • Knight of cups
  • Queen of cups
  • King of cups
3. Swords:
  • Ace of swords
  • Two of swords
  • Three of swords
  • Four of swords
  • Five of swords
  • Six of swords
  • Seven of swords
  • Eight of swords
  • Nine of swords
  • Ten of swords
  • Page of swords
  • Knight of swords
  • Queen of swords
  • King of swords
4. Pentacles:
  • Ace of pentacles
  • Two of pentacles
  • Three of pentacles
  • Four of pentacles
  • Five of pentacles
  • Six of pentacles
  • Seven of pentacles
  • Eight of pentacles
  • Nine of pentacles
  • Ten of pentacles
  • Page of pentacles
  • Knight of pentacles
  • Queen of pentacles
  • King of pentacles

Meaning of Cards

Card Deck

The first thing most people want to find out is the meaning for tarot cards. Because there are so many decks out there, and so many different spreads or ways to throw and interpret the cards, assigning a specific meaning for tarot cards, across all decks and spreads, is quite impossible. However, it is possible to develop a strong working relationship with specific decks of cards so that the meaning for tarot cards in your specific deck or decks becomes very clear. The more you work with a specific deck, the greater your connection with that deck will be. And the more accurate your readings will be. In addition, the more you practice the more you will be able to intuit the meaning for tarot cards, regardless of the deck or spread. Tarot card meanings can become a very personal issue and are often the result of your own intuition.

Tarot Introduction

Tarot Layout

Tarot cards are one of the most popular methods of divination, but it does take some practice to learn how to read them. Tarot is one of the most faithful tools to find the secret of the life. We have prepared for you a tarot workshop. You will be gain to unravel all aspects of your life and to really know the people around you. First, you must know the significance of the arcane composing the tarot. Tarot reading is an art that produce reliable results and enhances the development of intuitive abilities.

The tarot is composed set of 78 cards and is divided into two subgroups: the formed by the 22 major arcana and the largest consisting of the 56 minor arcana. With the greatest mysteries can interpret everything want to know, but we need to save on your mind the significance of each. At the time of the spin, ideas must come to your mind so immediate and easy. In this way, you get your answer impulses and your clairvoyance at the time to express what you are indicating each. The minor arcana you will be very familiar because keep clubs in the traditional deck: Swords, Cups, Gold and Bastos. Each suit consists of 10 letters and 4 figures: jack, knight, queen and king. Gradually discover that meanings are multiple and depend on many factors. Reading tarot cards is both an art and a science.