The tarot is actually a pack of 78 or so cards that were originally used for card games in parts of Europe during the 15th century. Sometime in the 1700s, however, the tarot began to serve a completely different purpose, with mystics and occultists using it as a means to find out more about someone's past life, present circumstances, and future undertakings. The psychic tarot is one of the more popular means that psychics use in order to give psychic readings to those who are seeking to learn about things that they would normally not know in hopes that this new knowledge will help them better map their future.
This pack of cards has undergone design changes over the centuries and some special packs contain particular motifs. There are even decks of cards that prefer to be acknowledged as non-occult, thus disassociating themselves from the worlds of mysticism and magic, realms that are now closely associated with the tarot. Psychic tarot cards, which have also been classified as occult tarot cards, are specifically made for divinity purposes and this is so as not to confuse them with the regular tarot decks that are used for game playing.
Believing that the tarot cards trace their beginnings to the Book of Thoth, an ancient Egyptian book that contains magical spells believed to have been written by the Egyptian god of writing and knowledge. This 78-card psychic tarot deck is separated into two parts, the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana is known to contain 22 trump cards that have no suits and these cards represent individuals such as The Magician, Wheel of Fortune, The Chariot, The Hierophant, Strength, The Empress, The Devil, the High Priestess, The emperor, The Sun, The Lovers, The Hermit, Justice, The Star, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Tower, The Moon, Judgment, The World, and The Fool. On the other hand, the Minor Arcana contains 56 cards that are divided into sets of 14 cards with one suit for each set. Even the psychic tarot deck differs depending on the manufacturer of the deck, thus making the symbolism different for each deck.
The use of psychic tarot as a methodology to provide psychic readings continues to be popular even in the 21st century and even non-psychics venture into the world of the occult in order to try and use tarot cards to gain information about themselves or about their family and friends. This casual use of tarot cards highlights how much of an impact these cards have made even in the modern era. To some, the use of tarot cards is just a hobby, a way to pass the time while having fun. To others, the tarot cards represent the keys to learn more about themselves and to see how they can better their lives. These beautifully designed cards can literally let you know the proverbial cards you have been dealing in your life and what you do with them is all in your hands.
Source by Joshua Jarington