Games to Play With Tarot Cards

Written by Lisa Lamont

The lighter side of Tarot deals with games played using this deck of uniquely peculiar cards. These range fromrepparttar highly complex to those a four-year-old can play. “Zarcana,” a complicated game encompassing battles, voyages, life, death, love, loss, and more can be played indefinitely – or until one player in a winning position decides to declarerepparttar 122144 game finished. Another game appeals torepparttar 122145 younger set because of its much simpler rules. Each player is dealt a card and whatever image is onrepparttar 122146 card,repparttar 122147 player must enact a semblance. This can be quite humorous and fun for younger children. Imaginerepparttar 122148 delight when a player is dealt The Fool!

There are as many Tarot games as there are Tarot aficionados, and a quick look throughrepparttar 122149 Internet can locate more Tarot games than a person could humanly attempt to play in one lifetime. But this isrepparttar 122150 joy of Tarot – and ofrepparttar 122151 Internet!

As with games, Tarot deck designs runrepparttar 122152 gamut as well. After all, these cards have been around for hundreds of years, and each culture has contributed its own version. Sometimes even individuals have come forth with their own versions ofrepparttar 122153 game, and some of these have become quite popular. The Waite-Smith Tarot version (also known as “Rider-Waite”) ofrepparttar 122154 cards, created duringrepparttar 122155 early part ofrepparttar 122156 20th century, has become probablyrepparttar 122157 most popular design used today. Along with Waite-Smith, some ofrepparttar 122158 better-known and still-used Tarot versions includerepparttar 122159 Visconti-Sforza,repparttar 122160 Marseille, andrepparttar 122161 Minchiate. These latter decks often feature elaborate artwork without a great deal of occult imagery and, depending on personal tastes, can sometimes be construed as masterpieces of Renaissance design.

Understanding a Tarot Card Reading

Written by Lisa Lamont

Gettingrepparttar most from a Tarot card reading relies onrepparttar 122143 reader’s ability to perceive not onlyrepparttar 122144 symbolic meaning fromrepparttar 122145 spread, but alsorepparttar 122146 mystical significance. Although every card of bothrepparttar 122147 Major andrepparttar 122148 Minor Arcana possesses its own individual symbolism withinrepparttar 122149 representative images onrepparttar 122150 cards, it isrepparttar 122151 deeper, spiritual enlightenment ofrepparttar 122152 cards that leads to a greater understanding. Attaining this type of perception isrepparttar 122153 key to making Tarot a truly valid part of life.

The 76 cards of a Tarot deck each have a specific, external meaning. These are specified byrepparttar 122154 positive and negative characteristics governingrepparttar 122155 chief aspects of our lives (Major Arcana), as well asrepparttar 122156 day-to-day import reflected inrepparttar 122157 suits and by each card withinrepparttar 122158 suits (Minor Arcana).

The representative images, however, go much deeper than what they portray at first glance. These images addressrepparttar 122159 part ofrepparttar 122160 psyche beyond our ability to control. They touch our inner selves, our subconscious, that part of ourselves that encompasses our innermost core. And this core providesrepparttar 122161 basis for allrepparttar 122162 influences that affect our character, that send both positive and negative energy, that governrepparttar 122163 directional path in which our lives proceed – or stall.

Withrepparttar 122164 Seven of Cups, for example,repparttar 122165 surface meaning implies material wealth. However, whenrepparttar 122166 theme ofrepparttar 122167 card, which includes delusional thoughts of acquiring wealth, becomes known torepparttar 122168 reader,repparttar 122169 Seven of Cups represents something else altogether. Ifrepparttar 122170 asker wants to know, for instance, when he or she will whenrepparttar 122171 lottery, this card – by itself – showsrepparttar 122172 futility of such a pursuit. However, depending uponrepparttar 122173 position ofrepparttar 122174 card inrepparttar 122175 spread, other cards surrounding that Seven of Cups,repparttar 122176 events that have previously occurred inrepparttar 122177 questioner’s life, andrepparttar 122178 very deepest driving forces within that person,repparttar 122179 card could very well imply tremendous riches onrepparttar 122180 horizon.

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