tarot history

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Tarot Cards

Tarot Cards Were Originally Used for Playing Games You might be surprised to learn that the original purpose of Tarot cards was for playing games. The manuscript of Martiano da Tortona contained rules for playing the game of "Tarot," which many Italian residents enjoyed throughout the the 1400s, 1500s and 1600s. Over the years, several different variations of the game emerged, each of which had its own characteristics. While Tarot the game has since decreased in popularity in Italy, one variation remains: Tarocco Bolognese. Shuffling Can Affect a Reading The act of shuffling a Tarot deck may have a direct [...]

By |2019-07-16T15:42:00-04:00February 17th, 2016|Feature, Tarot Articles|0 Comments

Looking Back at the History of Tarot Cards

Tarot cards are commonly used among mediums, psychics and spiritual counselors for the purpose of forecasting an individual's fortune and other forms of divination. Featuring 78 individual cards in a standard deck, with 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana cards, they each feature a visual design that can be interpreted by the reader. While most people today are familiar with the general purpose behind Tarot cards, there's a long, rich history behind them that remains largely unknown. Origins of Tarot Cards The origins of Tarot cards dates back to the early 15th century, during which illustrated playing cards first [...]

By |2019-07-16T15:42:16-04:00December 7th, 2015|Feature, Tarot Articles|1 Comment