What Is Tarot Card Reading?

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Tarot cards have been around for centuries.  A tarot card reading done by an experienced talented reader can provide  you with guidance toward making a decision for whatever question you have asked.  In addition to a tarot card reading to address a specific issue (the question reading) there is also another type reading known as the open reading.  The open reading offers insight into larger aspects of your life not simply one particular question with which you need help.

A deck of tarot cards can vary as to the number of cards and the illustrations on the cards.  Many think the 78 card deck is the definitive deck while other do not agree.  Regardless of the differences in the decks they all are based on themes such as animals, nature, fantasy and so forth.  The suits in all decks and the meanings are the same.  Readers are partial to using  their own particular deck of tarot cards.

Tarot decks have two types of cards.  These are Major Arcana and Minor Arcana.  The Major Arcana are stand alone cards and include the Devil, Strength, Temperance, the Hanged Man, the Fool and Death.  These cards all have their own special meaning.

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The Minor Arcana cards resemble regular playing cards.  There are four suits with each suit having cards 1 to 10 and face cards known as page, knight, queen and king.

When the cards are shuffled and then dealt they are arranged for the reading in a spread.  The number of cards in the spread depends on the type reading you are having and the question you have asked.

As the reader turns over the cards she will tell you what the card means and how it may relate to you.

A tarot card reading does not give you an absolute prediction of  future events.  Instead the tarot card reading will examine influences related to an issue and describe possible outcomes.

No one really knows why the cards are able to see into the future.  However, in the hands of a talented  experienced reader many people have found help and guidance with various problems and questions in their lives.

Whether you believe in the power of the tarot card reading or not you may find, after you have a reading, that the cards really do have something to offer you by way of support and insight into the future.