If you are a beginner to tarot reading, you may want to start with the Rider-Waite deck. 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. While they’re more aesthetically pleasing, they’re less intuitive for beginning readers. The Morgan Greer deck is essentially the Rider-Waite on steroids. With big faces, vivid colors, and Game of Thrones-themed imagery, this deck has something for everyone. Whatever tarot deck is chosen, it is important to find one you like and easy to interpret.
It is believed that tarot cards originated as a card game similar to bridge. They were first introduced in Europe in the 15th century and were popular with wealthy 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. However, 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. It is fascinating to learn about the history of Tarot. Originally, the cards were used for 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 is the most significant influences in your life. The Minor Arcana is comprised of 56 cards. The Minor Arcana contains 10 numbered cards. Tarot cards can also be used to predict the future and read people’s lives.