Tarot

Life is the quest, a quest for the unknown. The insatiable curiosity of man and his power of thought and speculation have never been more keenly exercised than in his effort to penetrate the barriers that separate the world of reality from the mysterious realm of the supernatural, and to possess himself of its secrets.

Cartomancy or fortune telling by cards, specifically Tarot (pronounced Ta-row) has helped man in this quest by embracing knowledge that is beyond the realm of five senses.

 

A Brief History :: The origin of the tarot cards, the region of the world, and the precise purpose of their origin, are wrapped in a haze of conjecture, doubt and superstition. Some authorities claim that the Tarot evolved from the Chinese divination system called I-Ching.

 

The Tarot Deck :: The word "Arcana" comes from the Latin word 'arcanus' meaning closed or secret. The major arcana, or trump suit, consisting of 22 cards has different pictures on each card illustrating an action, behavior and or event. Each card also has a label, which is a name.

 
Divining with Tarot :: There is no absolute destiny: there is only Cause and Effect. Sometimes the process is simple like mixing blue and yellow will give green. However most of life's situations is not that simple. It is difficult if not impossible to discover a causal relationship.
 
Tarot Spreads :: There are many spreads to choose from. Some spreads are suitable for answering in' yes or no' while others require a great deal of skill from the reader and fair deal of patience from the questioner, for these spreads are complicated; but they provide an indepth analysis to the questioner.
 
Conclusion :: In the course of this treatise an effort was made to present a lucid description of the principles of Tarot. For the benefit of the serious students of Tarot, we would like to emphasize that the prognostications of the Tarot cards are not bound infallibly to be fulfilled but should be regarded rather as signpost of guidance and encouragement, for the" stars impel, they do not compel."