Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot Deck
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. 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 deck was probably carried by soldiers while on duty. The culture eventually spread to the indigenous populations. However, this is not the only theory. The TreeHouse Society believes the game was created in 17th century by a German monk. However, tarot cards have existed for centuries.
Tarot is a popular method of fortune telling. However, it can be scary and intimidating. While it isn’t possible to tell the future with Tarot cards, a good tarot reading can help you increase awareness of your innermost truths. It is fascinating to learn about the history of Tarot. 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 contains 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 includes 10 numbered cards. Tarot cards can be used to read people’s lives and make predictions.