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The Basics of Tarot

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The Basics of Tarot

Modern day Tarot actually began as a card game in Europe during the 1500's. Then known as Tarocchi, it later evolved into a method of divination and continues to be used as such today. Tarot decks are composed of 78 cards: 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana. The Minor Arcana are traditionally divided into 4 suits: swords, cups, pentacles, and  wands/batons. With so many beautifully varied decks available today, there is no universal way to interpret a tarot spread. Certainly the meanings of most of the cards overlap from deck to deck, but it ultimately depends on the interaction...

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