Where did Tarot come from? Is it really just a card game? Or is there actually more to it?
It’s hard to find solid evidence of when and where the divination-side of the Tarot came from, but here’s what info I was able to collect for you. What have you found out about the history of Tarot for divination? How do you feel about this?
The Minor Arcana
Fascinated with Tarot but no idea where to start?🃏🃏🃏 You’re in luck – there’s a whole bunch of really good sources out there to get to know the cards and their meanings. The key is to not get overwhelmed by the daunting task of memorizing it all, however!
✨ pick a card deck that speaks to you: be it through its artwork that’s calling to you or through the hints in the symbolism that was used.
🌀 go with your intuition: look at the cards and feel into them; what comes up, first reactions are important here!
📖 stick to one or two sources or interpretation styles, if you ever do feel compelled to look up details; this leads to more consistent readings.
Otherwise: have fun with it!
The Major Arcana
When I first started reading cards for myself and friends, I only used the 22 cards of the Major Arcana because they were much easier to memorize. 😅 But I quickly found that this approach leaves me with very little room for play and interpretation. Using all 78 cards of the deck gave me more connection, more context, and just simply more energy to feel into.
I really do love the Major Arcana, though. It’s such a classic coming-of-age story, an archetypal story of personal awakening, if you will. Follow the Fool through these karmic life events and get inspired to do your own journeying and deep-diving 🖤
✨No.1 take-away from the Fool’s Journey?✨
Accept that we go through a constant 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞-𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡-𝐑𝐞𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡 cycle.
What’s your favorite Major Arcana archetype? Comment below!