There is nothing in the universe more mysterious than a human being……. the Tarot cards are fundamentally a description of human journey from birth to death,” says Rider and Waite, author of the most popular Tarot decks also known by their names.
Tarot has been very apt in being mystic in its origin as it is apt in mystically predicting and guiding us for our future. Raider and Waite the most popular series is said to have originated from the famous Jewish kabala tree. Every node and centre has a card of major arcane attributed to it and also indicates of the passage to Divine enlightenment. To them Tarot is an allegorical representation to the path to enlightenment, which can be understood by the ones who were initiated into these symbolic method of study.
Apart from the Egyptian and European origins, some also attribute the origin to Gnostic society which has been a secret pagan group practicing and revering the feminine energies of the Earth.
Whatever, be the origin, tarot has a universal flavor... Like the truth cannot be changed… so are the interpretations through various decks of tarot.
The Tarot is a deck of 78 cards in all. There are few decks like the OSHO deck which has 79 cards in which one of the cards is attributed to the Master and is considered as a master card. But primarily there are 78 cards in all, in the conventional deck. The entire deck is further divided into Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. Major Arcana has 22 cards and Minor Arcana has 56 cards in all. The Minor Arcana cards are further divided into four suits and each suit has 13 cards in all.
Each illustration in these 78 cards has a deep meaning and holds a lot of relevance to the querent's questions. The illustrations in each card are a pictorial representation of the various stages of our lives. The meaning of which is mystical and at times complex.
There are as many spreads in a tarot deck as the number of decks floating around in the market. It is the deep connection and expertise of the Tarot reader to its cards and to the querent’s aura which helps in giving an accurate guidance in life.
According to the guiding lines of Tarot, it always says that we live in floating future and Tarot as a divination tool has proven time and again how we these floating time zones and their respective future can be altered through corrective measures.
For eg. If the readings comes in as that the querent will not qualify in an exam , then through the help of Tarot one can actually understand what is lacking to achieve the set goals. It can be that perhaps the querent has not prepared well, it might guide that the querent possibly is undergoing some emotional stress which should be dealt with first, it could mean that the writing aspect of the querent is weak and s/he needs to work in that area.. and thus it keeps going , so on and so forth…
The Tarot guidance is absolutely pinpointing at the weakness of the querent which is acting as hindrance in achieving his or her goals. When the querent takes corrective actions and improves upon the weakness the future can be altered.
When in confusion, one can seek guidance from Tarot on which line to chose or which choice to opt for. Through its various spreads , it beautifully explains which would be the best choice for your highest good and what pitfalls one might have to face if one is more inclined towards another choice.
Tarot is mystic in a lot many sense and leaves it on its seekers to unveil its multifarious essences and projections… it's out there waiting for you…to discover them and rediscover yourself!