The Rider-Waite deck is a good choice for beginners to tarot. However, it isn’t the only option. There are also a variety of other decks to choose from, including the Wild Unknown and Morgan Greer decks. They are more visually appealing, but they are less intuitive for beginners. The Morgan Greer deck is basically the Rider-Waite on steroids. With big faces, vivid colors, and Game of Thrones-themed imagery, this deck has something for everyone. But whatever tarot deck you choose, the most important thing is finding one that you like and is intuitive enough to interpret.
It is believed that tarot cards originated as a card game similar to bridge. They first appeared in Europe during the 15th century, and were most popular among the rich families in Italy. According to World of Playing Cards the original deck was brought by Islamic soldiers to these regions. The soldiers probably carried the deck on duty. The culture eventually spread to the indigenous populations. This is not the only theory. The TreeHouse Society believes that the game was invented in the 17th century by a German monk, but tarot cards have been around for centuries.
While Tarot is a popular form of fortune telling, it can also be intimidating and scary. Although it’s impossible to predict the future using Tarot cards, a good reading of the Tarot can help you gain insight into your innermost truths. The history of the Tarot is interesting. The cards were originally used to play a game called Tarocchi. It was used for spiritual divination in the 18th century.
Tarot decks contain 78 cards. The cards are divided into two categories – the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana includes 22 trump cards, and the numbered Fool. The Major Arcana represents the major influences in your life. The Minor Arcana consists of 56 cards. The Minor Arcana contains 10 numbered cards. Tarot cards can be used to read people’s lives and make predictions.