What is Tarot? A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Tarot Cards

What is Tarot?

If you’re someone who’s always been fascinated by the mystical world, you’ve probably heard of tarot cards. But what exactly are tarot cards, and how do they work? In this beginner’s guide, we’ll explore the ins and outs of tarot, from its history to how to interpret the cards.

The History of Tarot

Tarot cards were originally used as a game in Italy during the 15th century. It wasn’t until the late 18th century that tarot cards began to be used for divination purposes. Today, tarot is a popular tool for gaining insight into one’s past, present, and future.

How Tarot Works

Tarot cards are a deck of 78 cards, each with its own unique image and symbolism. The cards are divided into two groups: the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards that represent major life events, while the Minor Arcana consists of 56 cards that represent more everyday situations.

To use tarot cards, you first need to choose a question or issue you want insight into. Then, you shuffle the deck and draw cards in a specific pattern, known as a spread. Each card in the spread represents a different aspect of the question or issue at hand.

Interpreting Tarot Cards

Interpreting tarot cards can be a complex process, but there are a few key things to keep in mind. First, pay attention to the imagery and symbolism on each card. Each card has its own unique meaning, but the meaning can also change depending on the context of the spread.

It’s also important to trust your intuition when interpreting tarot cards. The cards are meant to be a tool for self-reflection and insight, so don’t be afraid to let your instincts guide you.

Common Tarot Spreads

There are many different spreads you can use when reading tarot cards, but here are a few of the most common:

  • Three-Card Spread: This simple spread consists of three cards and is great for gaining insight into a specific question or situation.
  • Celtic Cross Spread: This more complex spread consists of ten cards and is great for gaining insight into a more general question or situation.
  • Relationship Spread: This spread is designed specifically for gaining insight into romantic relationships and consists of seven cards.


Q: Do I need to be psychic to read tarot cards?

A: No, you don’t need to be psychic to read tarot cards. Anyone can learn to read tarot cards with practice and patience.

Q: Are tarot cards evil or demonic?

A: No, tarot cards are not evil or demonic. They are simply a tool for gaining insight into one’s life.

Tarot cards may seem mysterious and intimidating at first, but with practice and patience, anyone can learn to use them. Whether you’re looking for insight into a specific situation or just want to gain a better understanding of yourself, tarot cards can be a powerful tool for self-reflection and growth.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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