The tarot is a pack of playing cards, used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play games such as Italian tarocchini, French tarot and Austrian Königrufen, of which many are still played today. In the late 18th century, some tarot packs began to be used as a trend for divination via tarot card reading and cartomancy leading to custom packs developed for such occult purposes.
Like common playing cards, the tarot has four suits which vary by region: French suits in Northern Europe, Latin suits in Southern Europe, and German suits in Central Europe. Each suit has 14 cards, ten pip cards numbering from one (or Ace) to ten and four face cards (King, Queen, Knight, and Jack/Knave). In addition, the tarot has a separate 21-card trump suit and a single card known as the Fool. Depending on the game, the Fool may act as the top trump or may be played to avoid following suit.
Among English-speaking countries where these games are not played frequently, tarot cards are used primarily for divinatory purposes, usually using specially designed packs.Some occult enthusiasts make relative claims to ancient Egypt, the Kabbalah, Indian Tantra, the I-Ching, among many others, though no documented evidence of such origins or of the usage of tarot for divination are scholarly proven before the 18th century.
When it comes to card readings, Tarot still has this negative stigma attached to it, unlike other forms of card readings like Oracle Decks (Angel, Animal, Faerie etc). If you've had a bad experience with Tarot, we hope that we can change your mind on it. It is a wonderful tool that can aid in bringing insight and clarity into situations going on around you. If you've had a bad experience with the Tarot, it isn't to do with the Tarot, it's to do with the reader!
This specific way of reading, also known as a 'Calendar Reading' will give you a 12 month glance at the year ahead and offer guidance and advice with where you pathway could take you no a month by month basis.