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The Rider-Waite deck is a good choice for beginners to tarot. However, it isn’t the only option. There are many other decks you can choose from, such as the Morgan Greer and Wild Unknown decks. They are more visually appealing, but they are less intuitive for beginners. 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 the World of Playing Cards, the original deck was brought to these regions by Islamic soldiers. 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 is comprised of 56 cards. The Minor Arcana includes 10 numbered cards. Tarot cards can be used to read people’s lives and make predictions.