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The traditional tarot deck consists of two sets of cards, one having 22 pictures (the major arcana), such as the Fool, the Devil, Temperance, the Hermit, the Sun, the Lovers, the Hanged Man, and Death.
The meanings of the figures and numbers on tarot cards vary greatly among tarot readers and advocates, many of whom find connections between tarot and cabala, astrology, I Ching, ancient Egypt, and various other occult and mystical notions.
Tarot cards are usually read by a fortune-teller, though in these days of New Age Enterprise, anyone can buy a deck with instructions on how to discover your real self and actualize your true potential.
skepdic.com /tarot.html   (501 words)

  
  Tarot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tarot cards only developed some 40 years later, and they are mentioned, possibly for the first time, in the surviving text of Martiano da Tortona (it can be found in translation on the Web) [2].
Tarot became increasingly popular beginning in 1910, with the publication of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, which took the step of including symbolic images related to divinatory meanings on the numeric cards.
Tarot is referenced in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tarot   (7570 words)

  
 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Tarot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The set of 78 images, rich with symbolic meaning, is considered by students of this "occult" or "esoteric" Tarot (tarotists practising tarotism) to be independent of the particular representation as a deck of cards; consequently they focus on the study of the images (and their symbolic meanings) as distinct from any particular instance.
Other esoteric decks include the Golden Dawn Tarot which is based on a deck by SL MacGregor Mathers, the Tree of Life Tarot whose cards are stark symbolic catalogs, and the Cosmic Tarot which is unusual for an esoteric deck because it is fully-illustrated.
In fact, study of the iconography of the earliest tarots via standard comparative-historical methods suffices to pin their origin down to very near the time and place of the original Visconti deck; that is, Northern Italy in the early Renaissance period.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Tarot   (3071 words)

  
 Tarot Readings
The tarot cards are shuffled while asking a specific question that an answer is sought for.
The Tarot Deck is used as a tool to help a Psychic Reader when reading for a client, to understand all the issues around a particular problem.
Much of the information is actually channeled from spirit, but the tarot cards are a focal point to draw out the underlying issues and to help get to the heart of the problem during readings.
www.hark.net.au /tarot.htm   (1645 words)

  
 Aeclectic Tarot Forum
Welcome to the Aeclectic Tarot Forum community, a group of Tarot students, collectors, readers and enthusiasts who enjoy discussing all aspects of Tarot.
Research, studies and theories on the origins and development of Tarot.
Study of the symbolism and detail of the original Rider-Waite Tarot.
www.tarotforum.net   (427 words)

  
 Tarot - Crystalinks
The origins of Tarot are somewhat obscure, the most common theories go to ancient Egypt and Thoth and the connection to the ancient mystery school teachings.
Tarot as we know it today is a collection of images and symbols from a wide variety of cultures, from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the prehistoric Norse peoples, from the ancient religions of India and Egypt to the medieval courts of Italy and France.
Tarot cards only developed some 40 years later, and they are mentioned, possibly for the first time, in the surviving text of Martiano da Tortona (it can be found in translation on the Web).
www.crystalinks.com /tarot.html   (8776 words)

  
 tarot
The traditional tarot deck consists of two sets of cards, one having 22 pictures (the major arcana), such as the Fool, the Devil, Temperance, the Hermit, the Sun, the Lovers, the Hanged Man, and Death.
The meanings of the figures and numbers on tarot cards vary greatly among tarot readers and advocates, many of whom find connections between tarot and cabala, astrology, I Ching, ancient Egypt, and various other occult and mystical notions.
Tarot cards are usually read by a fortune-teller, though in these days of New Age Enterprise, anyone can buy a deck with instructions on how to discover your real self and actualize your true potential.
www.skepdic.com /tarot.html   (501 words)

  
 Rules of Card Games: French Tarot
Games are played with Tarot cards in various countries of Europe, but nowhere is it as popular as in France.
Tarot is a trick-taking game in which the partnerships vary from hand to hand.
Fabrice's web site (in French) includes a section on Tarot with rules, strategies, on-line tournaments and a section in which a game of Tarot is played at the rate of one card every 2 or 3 days, with discussion on the best play at each stage.
www.pagat.com /tarot/frtarot.html   (3946 words)

  
 Tarot.com Newsletter :: Tarot.com :: Authentic Do-It-Yourself Tarot
Tarot is a powerful Western system for recognizing archetypes that may be impinging upon a current situation or relationship.
Some Tarot decks in modern times have even named the cards according to the archetypal qualities they represent, rather than calling them 4 of Wands, the card might be labeled "Prosperity." This label could be considered as the a sort of shorthand the archetype that card is supposed to represent.
Tarot Magic is the only Tarot interpretation system of any kind that delivers 3 levels of interpretation for each card, including the precise "positional interpretation" depending upon where the card lands in any one of 10 spreads.
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 Tarot Cards   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In spite of a large number of references during more than three centuries to Tarot in literature and art, there is not a single indication that it was used for cartomancy before 1781, or that it was in any way connected to the occult or the supernatural.
He had in an inspired moment "realized" that the symbols on the Tarot cards originated from the old Egyptian religion, and that the deck had been invented by egyptian priests in consultation with the god Thot and was a symbolic representation of his wisdom.
In spite of all this, I still think the symbols and images of the Tarot deck are fascinating, firing the imagination and through the years many an artist has been inspired by the Tarot deck, and the trump cards in particular.
hem.passagen.se /bernvill/tarot.htm   (449 words)

  
 Tarot
The best Tarot readers today will often set up a dialog about the cards in the reading, asking the reader's ideas about what "they" see in the cards, which almost inevitably acts as a "Rorschach" test of sorts that helps the querant reveal issues that might have been deeply buried within their unconscious.
Many who seek the services of a Tarot reader or psychic are concerned with a "surface" problem that has manifested in their life, but refuse to deal with the underlying issues that cause the problem.
The Tarot's unique development from its origins as a simple parlor game, to its evolution as a divinatory tool, to its more modern development as a means for self-development and awareness, provides a tempting, elaborate, and many-faceted subject that can engage the interest of historians, mystics and occultists alike.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/t/tarot.htm   (2413 words)

  
 Reflections - Irreverent Tarot
Both have continued to be passions for her over the years and have led to the authorship of her own tarot and astrological teaching materials, with which she has been an online teacher for the past year and a half.
Valerie is the Listowner of a popular tarot email list, Comparative Tarot, a list which is populated by tarot students, readers, teachers, authors and artists.
This deck merely reduces the tarot archetypes to “bare bones.” For those of us who view life and death as opposite and recurring portals on a longer soul journey, this deck is really refreshing.
www.ata-tarot.com /reflections/07-01-04/irreverent.htm   (1046 words)

  
 Learning the Tarot - An On-Line Course
The tarot is a deck of 78 picture cards that has been used for centuries to reveal hidden truths.
Learning the Tarot is a self-paced series of 19 lessons that begin with the basics and then move gradually into more detailed aspects of the tarot.
I had been studying the tarot for some years, and I found that I was developing some ideas about the cards and how they could be used as a tool for inner guidance.
www.learntarot.com   (572 words)

  
 Card Games: Tarot Games
Tarot games are point-trick games in which you must trump if you have no card of the suit led.
There are a few examples where a tarot pack is used to play a game which is not really of the tarot family.
Hans-Joachim Alscher has published many useful source documents including rules of Tarot games from the 17th to 19th century at www.tarock.info and on his Tarock und Spielkarten page, which also includes a summary (in German) of the various types of Tarot game.
www.pagat.com /tarot   (1034 words)

  
 TAROT AURORA SOLAR 806 408 024
El tarot predictivo, nos ayuda conocer nuestro futuro y el de las personas o situaciones que nos rodean, en relaciona la conducta que por nuestra naturaleza nos caracteriza y personaliza.
El tarot nos da una visión diferente (desde fuera de la situación).
El tarot es entre otras cosas una herramienta muy útil para dirigir nuestro futuro hacia donde queramos, fortaleciendo nuestras flaquezas, aclarando nuestras dudas y aconsejando cuando nos perdemos por el camino o simplemente cuando no entendemos nada.
www.tarotdelaemperatriz.com   (298 words)

  
 SoundClick artist: TAROT - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick
TAROT, banda de Rock de Tegucigalpa, Honduras, tiene sus raices en Requiem, banda de Rock Progresivo que tuvo su auge en Honduras de 1986 a 1992.
Following this path, TAROT concentrates exclusively on original material, in a Pop Rock style, with modern sounds and melodies, and with an energy and professionalism that makes them a popular band in their country.
Originally designed as a studio band, TAROT commenced the recording of their songs, work which generated the interest of the local musical community, further augmented with live performances, particularly in the college circuit, and also serving as an opening act for international artists that played in Honduras.
www.soundclick.com /tarot   (1156 words)

  
 FREE Tarot Readings
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.
www.facade.com /tarot   (172 words)

  
 Tarot: Tarot Cards, Reviews, Readings & Community - Aeclectic Tarot
For the more advanced, there are in-depth reflections on the nature of Tarot, the major arcana, philosophy and ethics, and working with the cards in the articles and essays, plus interviews with Tarot artists, authors, and creators.
Read reviews of Tarot books for beginners or the more advanced, or find out about companion books, Tarot software and media, and other types of Tarot books.
Visit Tarot links of all kinds - the websites of Tarot card artists and authors, Tarot history, personal pages and blogs, links to published and unpublished Tarots, the makers of Tarot bags and boxes, free online readings, and many more Tarot websites.
www.aeclectic.net /tarot   (618 words)

  
 Tarot
The existence of the Tarot can be traced back for at least five hundred years, and its evolution over the intervening time since then is a study itself in the changing fortunes of the world.
The Tarot deck, on the other hand, has a very specific picture and symbolism for each and every card, and playing a card upside down is construed to have a very different interpretation from playing the card right side up.
The Tarot is not the only tradition to be bastardized by the patriarchy, but it is one of the more obvious and blatant examples.
www.halexandria.org /dward447.htm   (1494 words)

  
 Tarot
Given the association Tarot has with the New Age movement, it is understandable why scholarship might ignore the Tarot tradition altogether on grounds questioning the academic credibility of the New Age movement alone.
Furthermore, there are undeniable ties between the Tarot method of divination and the Hermetic Kabbalah which, though not identical with the original Kabbalah of Judaism, is based on the original Kabbalistic traditions, specifically the mystical divinatory power of the Hebrew alphabet (20).
The way in which Tarot cards are read are by means of "spreads"; particular arrangements based on religious concepts; the Celtic cross is one example, the four letters of the name of God and the four faces of the vision of Ezekiel are another.
www.samliquidation.com /tarot.htm   (14079 words)

  
 Tarot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These delicate cards, which date from the beginning of the fifteenth century, were specially commissioned by the Duke of Milan and bear the family name.
And it is the archetypal nature of these images which has, arguably, kept Tarot alive and led to its present flowering.
In part, the answer to this may be that the Tarot cards are not ‘occult’ - that is, they are not supernatural or magical in the sense that those words are generally used, and they are not the especial property of the estoteric initiate, although many Tarot students would like to think so.
www.katrina.de /Tarot/tarot.html   (765 words)

  
 Tarot By Charles, Home Page
One Italian game, called Tarot, was created by the Catholic Church to teach lessons about life (Ironically, the Modern Church is threatened by the Tarot).
What is important about the Tarot is that the images remain such a strong presence in our conscience.
I think the Tarot can show you where you are going, but it also gives you a better understanding of where you have been.
www.dynamicsights.com /tarot   (409 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: tarot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Complete Tarot Reader - Chapter 2 - Exercise 1 (Part 1) by The Mystic Pilgrim An introduction to the exercise in Chapter One of The Complete...
According to The Robin Wood Tarot: The Book, the keyword for the card "Ten of Cups" is "Welcome Home".
Tarot Readings Talk live by phone with an experienced, accurate tarot psychic.
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 Tarot
There are hundreds of others, but the images of the RWS Tarot are the ones which are instantly recognizable.
A short essay on the Tarot, by a prominent occultist of the 19th Century.
These Tarot card images are unambiguously in the public domain in the United States, and differ only slightly from the US Games Tarot deck.
www.sacred-texts.com /tarot/index.htm   (394 words)

  
 Tarocchi of Mantegna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In part this association of the tarot with Jewish esotericism lies in the fact that there are 22 major arcana cards in the modern tarot pack and this parallels the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet, which lies at the heart of the Kabbalistic system.
This is one of the earliest known tarot or Tarocchi packs, being dated to c.1465, contemporary with the Visconti-Sforza deck of the mid-fifteenth century which is recognised as the earliest tarot.
The fact that its designs show parallels with the later tarot decks should therefore be of the greatest interest both to students of tarot and of Hermeticism.
www.levity.com /alchemy/mantegna.html   (1182 words)

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