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What is Tarot?

The Tarot has been a source of mystery & fascination, intriguing us with its compelling and enigmatic pictures and symbols. It is one of the various ways of divination & fortune-telling via Tarot deck. It is an ancient system of wisdom that can enhance both our daily lives & our spiritual development. The Tarot falls under Cartomancy, when the ways of Divination are categorised. It is a tool for exploring the subconscious, showing us possible events of the future & possible choices & routes that we may wish to pursue.

The Tarot deck is composed of 78 cards which divide into 2 parts: Major Arcana (22 cards) & Minor Arcana (56 cards, in 4 suits). There are 21 numbered cards in the Major Arcana, plus the unnumbered ‘Fool’. The Minor Arcana closely parallels a normal pack of playing cards. The Major Arcana reflects the major turning points in our lives: our commitments, triumphs & tragedies, while the cards of the Minor Arcana deal with the more day-to-day aspects of life.

What is the level of accuracy?

The accuracy of a Tarot reading depends on the concentration of the reader and the querant (the one who is asking the question). Hence, if you are getting a reading done, your concentration will be very important. If you concentrate only on the question and stay neutral then in a face-to-face reading the accuracy will be of 90-95% whereas in an online reading or in a reading that is done by other people close to you then the accuracy will be 75-80%. In order to ensure that you are able to concentrate properly, we will meditate for a few minutes before beginning the reading.

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What is the process of a Tarot reading?

Step- 1: Clarifying expectations and Meditation

The querant needs to inform the reader what exactly he/she is seeking from the Tarot, is it an
answer to some question or guidance to take things ahead or anything else. The querant must also mention if he/she would like the reading to be recorded either verbally or in writing or both. To ensure that the querant and the reader have a calm mind and are able to concentrate on the reading at their best, we will first meditate for a few minutes.

Step-2: Understanding the question

After meditating, the querant needs to explain the questions and/or concerns. Specific questions will help in giving specific answers. It will be appreciated if you have all your questions noted down beforehand as it will ensure that none of your questions are missed. Then, the questions will be communicated to the cards by the reader while shuffling them. The shuffled cards are then laid down in 3 rows, facing the querant.

Step-3: Seeking the answer

The querant needs to pick up a number of cards (depends on the type of question) as instructed by the reader which then the reader would place in a spread, as deemed fit by the reader according to the question. The cards are then interpreted according to the meaning of each card and its position. The interpretations are then connected and communicated to the querant. If the querant had asked for a written record of the reading then a photo of the cards must be taken before putting them back to the deck. If the querant has any other questions then Step-2 & 3 need to be repeated, if not then we shall go to the final step, i.e. Step-4.

Step-4: Closing

After finishing the reading and the recording (if required), the Tarot deck must be wrapped in a
purple cloth and kept in its box. A feedback from the client should be taken and recorded.

How does Tarot work?

It is believed that our soul knows everything about our life. Tarot cards act as a medium to communicate with our soul and a Tarot card reader is a medium for you to communicate with the cards; because of this your concentration on the question in hand is of utmost importance. Some believers believe that Tarot works on the theory of Synchronicity.  Synchronicity was invented
by the psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961). Synchronicity describes the idea that an “acasual principle” connects an event just as cause and effect connects them. When we create a random pattern (like in Tarot by mixing cards without looking at the pictures) we allow this principle to emerge. In other words, a kind of invisible web ties together all existence and by creating a small web of images we mirror the larger web of the concerned field.

History of Tarot

The legends of the origins of Tarot are many, interesting & diverse. The Occult tradition in Tarot dates only 200 years. In such a short time, Tarot has managed to become a world-wide famous tool for fortune-telling. Nobody knows exactly about the origin of Tarot apart from the fact that it was initially a card game, around 600 years ago; but many believe that Tarot was originated from Egypt. The divination of Tarot was spread to the world by Gypsies and hence the very image of a Tarot reader is that of a “Gypsy fortune-teller” with her scarf and heavy jewelry. Playing cards first entered Europe in the late 14th century, probably from Mamluk Egypt, with suits very similar to the tarot suits of Swords, Wands, Cups and Pentacles and those still used in traditional

The first known documented tarot cards were created between 1430 and 1450 in Milan, Ferrara and Bologna in northern Italy when additional trump cards with allegorical illustrations were added to the common four-suit pack. These new decks were originally called carte da trionfi, triumph cards, and the additional cards known simply as trionfi which became "trumps" in English. The first literary evidence of the existence of carte da trionfi is a written statement in the court records in Florence, in 1440. The oldest surviving tarot cards are from fifteen fragmented decks painted in the mid-15th century for the Visconti-Sforza family, the rulers of Milan.