The Rider-Waite deck is a good choice for beginners to tarot. It’s not the only option. There are many other decks you can choose from, such as the Morgan Greer and Wild Unknown 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. This deck is a great choice for anyone looking for big faces, bright colors, and Game of Thrones-themed imagery. 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 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. 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. There are two types of cards: the Major Arcana or 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 also be used to predict the future and read people’s lives.