What is Tarot?

Tarot cards are a tool for understanding ourselves and connecting to a great universal wisdom: the human collective unconscious.

A Tarot deck consists of 78 cards.

-The 22 Major Arcana cards describe the passages of life’s journey.

– The 56 Minor Arcana cards describe everyday issues and events.

– The Minor Arcana cards are divided into four suits: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles.

The Tarot reveals the possibilities and presents a forum for self-exploration but does not predict or tell your future. You choose your own fate. The use of tarot cards does not seem to be a religion in the sense that it does not involve the worship of deities or doing any specific chants etc. Meditation has been the most effective route to centre oneself for better readings and tuning in yourself and the Universe.
Tarot’s strengths are an ability to pick up on people’s thoughts through the intuitive skills of the person doing the reading. Tarot is a kind of mirror for the mind. It allows hidden psychic currents to express themselves to our awareness .It is considered to be very local in application. Tarot is one of many metaphysical tools that enable us to look into our lives and find some extra information we hadn’t really understood or known about before.

The Tarot reveals what’s really happening below the surface of events around us. The 78 Tarot cards represent every element of life, every emotion we will experience, every lesson that needs to be learned, and every condition possible to know. The story the Tarot tells every time you receive a reading allows you to know more and gives you the decision-making edge extra knowledge can provide.

The reader and the Querent don’t necessarily have to be in the same place. Readings today take place online or with the absent Querent thinking about the question as the reader deals the cards.
For me personally, Tarot has been not just a deck of cards with symbols but it’s a beautiful story that gets unfolded each time I pull them out. They have helped me harness my intuitive  and reading abilities giving me further clarity to the mysteries of why’s and why not’s. More than the clarity, Tarot readings for me also empower, inform, guide and offer solutions to whoever seeks answers.