Although the practice started as a game in 18th century France, tarot cards became a tool of divination. Perhaps, because their centuries of use gave them a mystical element.
22 major arcana cards reflect the driving forces and transformative events that shape our lives, as well as the universe at large.
– Wands: Associated with fire, these cards represent creativity and conviction. – Coins: Associated with the earth, these cards signify material possessions or experiences. – Cups: Associated with water, these cards symbolize passion and emotions. – Swords: Associated with air, these cards express reason and dominance.
In the 20th century, the Rider-Waite deck became the Western world’s most popular tarot set. It is the deck you most often see in movies and television shows.
Now is the right time for you to learn to read tarot. Don't wait until someone else gives you permission, just go for it! Tarot can be a meditative exercise, a means of self-reflection, or simply a bit of mystical fun.