Tarot cards

An information source of awareness and wisdom. This is also called tarot. Tarot is shown through illustration and symbols.

Tarot is a game where cards are used. The deck consists of 78 cards. Each card is illustrated with an image, symbol and story.

Card games became common in europe in the late 14th century , probably involving egypt , with colours very similar to the colours of the tarot : swords, rods, cups and coins (also known as pentacles ) . these colours are still used in traditional , italian , spanish and portuguese card games. The first piece of evidence of the existence of tarot is and ban on its use in 1367 , in swiss bern.


The first known tarot cards were made between 1430 and 1450 in Milan in northern Italy, when additional trumps with allegorical representations were added to the usual 4-colour deck of cards. These new tarot decks were originally carte da trionfi, called triumph cards, and the additional cards were known as trionfi, which means "trumps" in Dutch. The first documented evidence of the existence of carte da trionfi is a written statement from 1442 in the archives of the court of Ferrara.The oldest surviving tarot cards come from fifteen incomplete decks from the mid-15th century, painted for the Visconti-Sforza family, the rulers of MilanFor divination using playing cards in 1540, evidence has been found in a book entitled The oracles of Francesco Marcolino da Forli which describes simple oracles through the drawing of a card, although the card itself is not assigned any predictive significance. But manuscripts from 1735 (The Square of Sevens) and the document dating from 1750 (Pratesi Cartomancer) already give basic meanings and systems for laying divination cards.

Although no one can say exactly, or prove it, the Tarot deck is believed to be more than 500 years old. The archetypal roots the deck contains are said to go back even further (almost 2000) in time. What the card game was officially conceived for, source of wisdom or game for entertainment, that is a debate that has been going on for years. That said, Tarot has become a repository of ancient wisdom and life insights.

How and why does the Tarot work?

Why does the Tarot work? That is the question that has never been fully answered. What has become clear over the years is that it works*. Some people believe that tarot connects to the supernatural, or a dimension not visible to us, others believe that the game is a reflection of our inner selves.

When you look at both explanations soberly, they may seem a bit far-fetched. Yet each card appears to contain a symbolism that has the power to clearly depict and describe (future) events. In addition, the cards give the power to find answers within ourselves and they teach us to look within ourselves for what is going on in our lives.

Is it necessary to know why it works when it works?

We used this statement earlier in the post on fortune-telling with playing cards. Since the comparison is again so appropriate here, we hope, a variation on it, to be allowed to use it again.

How many people know exactly how their car works? And how many people understand exactly what processes take place in our bodies every day?

The answer? Probably very little. But that doesn't matter. Those who know that something works, see that something works, and are happy with the fact that something works, they don't need anything else, do they?