If you’ve landed on this page, you might have been referred to my site and are familiar with Tarot cards already. If you are new to the world of Tarot, Welcome! and below are a few links to give some background on this ancient tool of discernment, guidance, divination, and as some might say…spiritual growth.
As I said previously on the home page, the Tarot is a powerful tool in bringing a higher perspective and often, a deeper insight into almost any situation. If you have a question or concern, or even just a curiosity about a life situation, an intuitive tarot reading can bring light and integration to you. The cards often bring peace and guidance in knowing which road to take…
Just to start you off…My Webster’s Dictionary (somewhat ancient itself!) meaning for tarot is: (noun) Any of a set of fortunetelling cards.
As Patti Wigington says in her brief history of tarot:
“In both France and Italy, the original purpose of Tarot was as a parlor game, not as a divinatory tool. It appears that divination with playing cards started to become popular in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, although at that time, it was far more simple than the way we use Tarot today.
By the eighteenth century, however, people were beginning to assign specific meanings to each card, and even offer suggestions as to how they could be laid out for divinatory purposes.”
Here is the link to the entire article:
Tarot – Wikipedia
There are many many books that have been written on the Tarot. My main recommendations, though, are: any book on the Tarot by Paul Foster Case, but in particular: The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages.
Intuitive Tarot: A Tool for Consciousness by Mangala Billson
My Favorite Tarot Decks
As many books that have been written on the Tarot, there are probably the same number of decks that have been created. These are my favorites:
The Rider Tarot Deck by Arthur Edward Waite
Thoth Deck by Aleister Crowley
Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game of Zen by Osho
Voyager Tarot; Intuition Cards for the 21st Century by James Wanless
The Secret Dakini Oracle by Penny Slinger and Nik Douglas
Angels and Ancestors Oracle Cards by Kyle Gray
Angel Answers Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine