Tarot History

By | November 23, 2016

Reading Tarot Cards Brief History of Tarot

Brief History of Tarot Tarot cards are known to be first made in 15th century Europe, for the purpose of playing games. The name, Tarot, is also originated from the Italian name of the card game, Tarocchi. In fact, it is believed that the tarot cards has not been actively used for fortune telling until late 18th century. The cards composed of a different number of symbols such as swords, wands, cups and coins have been already introduced to Europe in the 14th century.

In mid 15th century, the trump deck, featuring Greek gods and heroes, was added to the number cards. The current composition of tarot cards, which includes 56 minor cards and 22 major cards can be found since 15th century, and the contents of major cards are not very different from the modern tarot cards. The minor cards, on the other hand, used to look more like modern playing cards, which have a multiple number of same symbols. One wellknown exception is SolaBusca deck in the 15th century,.

Which not only contains 78 cards that corresponds to current tarot decks, but also has a unique design for each minor card. However, most of the cards found afterwards were composed of simple symbols. Tarot cards in its early stage have been widely known as playing cards across Europe until late 18th century when an occultist named Etteilla published a book on reading fortune with tarot cards. His real name was Alliette and he used the reversed spelling as the alias. He also made a tarot deck for fortune telling,.

Which contained the various aspect of Egyptian, Jewish, Gypsy legends, myths and mysticism. In 1909, right at the beginning of 20th century, comes the birth of RiderWaite tarot deck, which is still widely popular to this day. The tarot deck was made by Arthur Waite. The content of the cards mostly follows the traditional 78card tarot decks, but this deck features unique image for each minor card, and the major cards also contain various symbolism which can be interpreted in various ways. This records the advent of the tarot reading.

One can now read the keywords from the images and connect them freely to build a story that resides within oneself. One can connect to one’s unconscious and to the universal truth. Another famous tarot deck in the 20th century is Thoth deck of Aleister Crowley. It also contains the same 78 cards, and each card is based on various occult theory including astrology, alchemy, Greek and Egyptian legends and mythology. He also published books that explained the symbolism within each card. They are still widely used to this day.

Thoth deck and RiderWaite deck has become the two major classes of modern tarot cards. There have been many other tarot cards since then. Some of them do not even follow the traditional 78 card structure, but most still do. This book is based on RiderWaite tarot deck and its symbolism. However, I believe that it will be also useful in reading other decks of similar kinds.

Tarotun Tarihesi ve lgin Gerekler The History of Tarot and Interesting Facts

Mystic Road Greetings from Mystic Road I am Didem Çiloğlu In this channel, I will share mystic, spiritual and occult topics with you In this tutorial which is a first of a series I will talk about the mysterious past of Tarot and interesting truths about it This is going to be a series of tutorials because there are many things I want to talk about Tarot My friends know about my keen interest in Tarot cards.

With this tutorial series, I’d like to convey the knowledge I have gained about Tarot and its philosophy with love and admiration Before getting into the philosophical and spritual depth of Tarot I think it is necessary to talk about its mysterious history The origin of Tarot is quite controversial and there are many different theories The most common and accepted theories are as follows: It is thought that Tarot first originated in China Firstly, it is claimed that Tarot appeared in 618 A.D. during Tang Dynasty in China.

Some people think that the origin of Tarot goes back to ancient Egypt It is thought that Tarot is a book written during the era of pharaohs including Egypt’s occult mysteries There are those who think that Tarot has a connection with Egyptian god Toth Another interesting theory is that Tarot came to Europe from Turkey Tarot deck known as Mamluk deck came to Europe in 15th century from Turkey It is said that this deck appeared in 14th century during Mamluk Dynasty Perhaps you have wondered what the word Tarot means The meaning and origin of the word Tarot is full of mystery as its history.

The origin and the meaning of the word Tarot is not known but there are those who think that it came from the word TAROSH meaning quot;kingdomquot; Other theories are: In Latin it is derived from the word ROTA meaning quot;wheelquot; In Arabic language it is derived from the word TURUQ meaning quot;fourquot; and finally in Hebrew it is derived from the word TORAH meaning quot;lawquot; When and where did Tarot cards appear for the first time? Did tarot cards have their mysterious and spritual value when they first appeared?.

First Tarot deck was seen during Renaissance period in north Italy in 1440s During this period Tarot deck which was known as Tarocchi was used for a card game played especially among aristocracy This card game which is similar to the game quot;Bridgequot; still continues to be played today Tarot has gained its occult value in 1781 with Antoine Court de Gébelin Gébelin thought that Tarot cards have their origins in Egypt and include mystic knowledge and this knowledge is hidden within the symbols used on the cards In the 19th century, the famous occultist Eliphas Levi.

Has made connection between Tarot and Kabbalah teaching During this period, 78 cards are associated with mysterious knowledge and mysticism as it is known today Since that time, Tarot has become a source of inspiration for every serious seeker on the mystic road After this brief historical information, let’s look at the commonly known but incorrect assumptions about Tarot and some surprising truths so far in the history Interesting Facts about Tarot.

Incredible Tarot session of JeanBaptiste Jules Bernadotte The first historical interesting fact is related to JeanBaptiste Barnadotte In the year 1804, one the generals of French army, Jean Baptiste Bernadotte went to one of the famous Tarot card readersof the period, Mademoiselle Lenormand He has heard that Mademoiselle Lenormand is a very successful Tarot reader and and wanted to test this He said that he was a businessman and wanted to learn if one of his business contacts would be a success Mademoiselle wanted him to shuffle the cards and focus on the question.