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Q&A: Whats the best website to understand Tarot Card meanings please dnt say something rude ?

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Whats the best website to understand Tarot Card meanings please dnt say something rude ?
Need a great website to look up tarot card meanings please a good site!

Suggestion by Scarlet MacBlu
I personally am fond of this site’s descriptions of the court cards. I haven’t read the rest of the site, but I liked this section:

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Can I make up tarot card meanings?
Okay so im having trouble memorizing the card meanings, so i was wondering can i like simplify the definition to make it easier to understand? For example: Death – Rebirth or End. Just something simple like that. Is that allowed?

Bonus: If you give a list of all the Tarot Cards with simplified meaning (one or two words) I will give you best answer and 20 points!

Suggestion by Kaylee
why not

Suggestion by Hell Kitty–returned from Hell!
What do you think all Tarot readers do?!!

Suggestion by †ºªs†
BA is 10 points right? Where do you wish to gather the other 10?

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Could someone please explain reverse tarot card meanings to me?
I’ve read tarot cards for quite a while now, but I still don’t understand the whole “reverse card” thing… Please explain?

Suggestion by No Hope Without Nihilism
I would guess it’s a cop out, to explain the times when the opposite of what was predicted happens. But I don’t know.

Suggestion by Cynthia
A reverse Tarot card is when it is upside down from your view, the meaning of the card is then the opposite of what the non-reverse meaning is..if that makes sense at all… so like if you get a card that means good health, but its upside down it means bad health could become ill..

Tarot card deck differences? ?

Tarot card deck differences? ?
I have bought a book on tarot reading and now want to buy a deck of 78 cards. There are so many different ones… is there any difference in them or is it just the pictures?

Suggestion by you dont need to know my name
its just the pictures but if i were you i would buy the cool cards.

Suggestion by SadharaSatguru

There are hundreds of decks out there, all wrote on different philosophies.

The most common are the Rider Waite, but go to a deck your drawn to!


see profile 🙂

Suggestion by Shiori_hime
Some of them use different terms as well, and I’ve also seen some with different symbolism than a standard deck. For example, my Art Nouveau deck has Coins and Staves instead of Pentacles and Wands. I think some of Major Arcana cards have different names as well. My Manga tarot uses a lot of Japanese or Japanese-inspired symbolism that doesn’t appear in other decks.

I say just buy whatever deck seems the best to you. If you would prefer to start with something exactly like what your book talks about, see if there’s a specific one mentioned in your book and if you can get it. If you’re not bothered by your deck and your book being a little different, then just spend some time looking at all the different decks available and see which one(s) you want. You can have as many as you can handle — I have three and would love more, and many of my friends have multiple decks too, though plenty of people just have one.

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What the death card from the tarot card deck mean?
Just curious

Suggestion by Desirae
The end of something not necessarily a life either.

Suggestion by ALEX
You just paid $ 20:00 for nothing.

Suggestion by wilds_of_virginia
I wish I could post a picture of this card from my deck. It shows a skeletal knight on a horse with a large sword blocking your life path. You have to get past this guy in order to grow, but you have no way of defeating him. You are just a weaponless pilgrim on a journey. You can detour, or hide or even retreat, but Death will be there waiting. To move on, you must approach Death and let him strike you down. You will wake up further down your path with Death behind you. There is no other way.

I practical terms, this means you must let a part of you die in order to grow. Just like a snake sheds its skin, you must leave behind thing which you have out grown. This isn’t nearly as grim as it may sound. Maybe you know twentysomething slackers who don’t want to get a real job and leave home. Or people in their late 20’s who still act like college kids, partying it up every weekend.

What is it that is holding you back, AMS? Is there a part of your life which must be shed in order to continue growing? I can only ask the questions, you must answer them.


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In a Tarot deck of 78 cards, what are the odds of pulling the same card twice in a row?
Mathematically, it’s 1:78 to pull a specific card. But what are the odds of pulling the SAME card twice in a row?

Suggestion by Dr D
(1/78)^2 = 1 : 6084
= 0.0164 %

Suggestion by Jake B
it depends if u put the card back in the deck or not

Suggestion by Kenshin
What Dr D said.

Tarot? How do you do it? What is a good Tarot card deck?

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Tarot? How do you do it? What is a good Tarot card deck?
I just want to know how to get into it if your a beginner.
Maybe some useful information.
useful websites.
Maybe someone
could tell me the “NO’S”
for Tarot.
I just want to learn more about it and
I want to to start learning how to do it.

Suggestion by Miss 6
Everyone has their own way of tuning into the deck for them. My advice would be for you to go to the bookstore and study the decks that they have there. If you find a deck that “speaks” to you then get it. Most decks come with a companion book that goes over the meanings to the cards as well as the spreads you can use.
Believe or not a pretty good book is the Idiot’s Guide I know some people who have it and they really like it.

Suggestion by philebus
OK. There are broadly two main uses for tarot cards and the answer to your question depends on how you choose to use them.

The original use, unfamiliar to the English speaking world but popular throughout continental Europe, is for a family of card games. In fact, the picture cards of tarot were the first trump cards! These games are all what we call point-trick games, this means that like bridge, whist, or spades, players win cards in tricks – but unlike those games, different cards carry different point values and so it is not the number of tricks won that wins you the game but the number of card points contained within them. There are two types of tarot pack used for playing games, there are those that feature the old traditional Italian designs, and there are those that have French suits with various themed trump suits (such as Asterix comics, or local scenery, ect).

For rules on how to play the games and where to buy the cards for them:

The other – and in English speaking countries, the most familiar – use for tarot is for divination. This practice only dates to the end of the 19th century in France.

There are a huge number of methods offerend for this use, so I would suggest looking here:

You will find a lot of useful material along with a friendly forum.

Suggestion by SadharaSatguru
Hello Josh

> Courses & Forum


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How much does a “raider waite” tarot card deck cost?

Suggestion by Gypsy
Around 10-20$ where I live. In the US, it’s probably cheaper.

Suggestion by blue chaos soɐɥɔ ǝnlq jpa
It depends on where you buy it. I believe $ 24.99 is average.

Suggestion by Lori G
Check out EBAY. There are lots on there – you should get a good deal.

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Best Tarot Card deck for me?
I want one that will show every aspect of life, not just for like love or family or anything. Whats the best deck for me?
And by the way, i don’t know much about tarot card reading but i DO NOT want a beginners card deck. And i would prefer to buy it at Books A Million, or waldem (spelling?) books.
Thank you!

Suggestion by Raith the Glitter Ninja
There aren’t really such thing as a “beginners deck”. Beginner books, yes; beginner decks, no.

You could always go with the classic Rider-Waite deck.

Suggestion by hudsongray
You need to look at the art to see what you’re drawn to. There are several REALLY good sites for that. Plus reviews on the deck.

This site is great–you pick the style of deck first, then look through the selections. Cards are compared side by side. This site has reviews and decks. You can search by deck or by artist. you put in the theme you would like in the search box on the top left, she’s got 6,000 decks for sale.

Tarot Passages stopped adding decks a while back, but they do show cards in the deck, just use the list and click through.

Suggestion by Matt
I recommend the Crowley deck…but honestly you should see them (and handle if possible) yourself and see what draws you.

What do these 3 tarot card mean together .?

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What do these 3 tarot card mean together .?
I have tarot card deck & I was doing I reading for myself am just a begginer so am so got at it . I just did a simple layout . The 3 card layout the past , present , future . There are the cards that I got in order the 4 of wands , the queen of cups , the devil . Can someone tell me what does that mean because I have an idea , but still need some help . The first 2 cards were upside Down .

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Suggestion by Greeny
Nothing? Tarot cards are fake and inaccurate…

– Greeny

Suggestion by angelfly
they are just cards if they are not asked a question first.

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What is the name of my tarot card deck?
Hey! My grandmother just got this tarot card deck without an instruction book, and though I’ve searched the Internets, I can’t for the life of me find the name of the deck let alone instructions and card meanings.

The deck is 36-cards total consisting of 4 suits: spade, heart, acorn looking thingy, and circle looking thingy. The numbers go from 6-10, and then there’s a 0, U, A, and K card with pictures. All the cards have mirror images of what’s on the card. For example, the acorn thingy K card has a picture of a king and acorn thingy on both sides (so if you flipped it upside down it would look identical). Same thing with the 7, 10, A etcetc.

If anyone knows what the name of the deck is or has any information about the card meanings or anything like that at all, please let me know!


Suggestion by Razordance
It doesn’t sound like any deck I’ve ever heard of. I’m not sure how it would even be usable if the cards are the same on both sides. A tarot deck would normally have 22 major arcana as well as 1 through 10 plus Page, Knight, Queen and King of each suit, which are normally Rods (or Staves), Swords, Cups and Pentacles (or Coins). Maybe some kind of odd oracle deck?

Suggestion by Phil
Sounds to me like you have a Central European playing card deck. These are usually 32 or 36 cards, with four suits: Hearts, Bells, Leaves and Acorns. Both types of decks feature an Under, an Over, a King and an Ace for each suit, as well as the numbers 7 through 10 (6 through 10 in a 36 card deck)

These cards originated from countries such as Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia and Germany, just to name a few.

These are not tarot cards, per se. Though any cards can be used for anything, these cards are specifically designed for a few card games, such as Ulti and Preferansz.

Hope that helps!

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What is in a typical tarot deck?
I know that tarot decks differ depending on geography, system of belief, etc. but i was wondering, what is in the most common kind of deck? how many cards are there? are there suits? just tell me what you know, if you know a cool way with a spread to go with it put that in too! basically anything and everything you know about tarot cards is welcome 🙂

also, this is because I’m thinking of designing my own deck, so if you know a particularly easy (in terms of a small amount of cards) deck, let me know.

Suggestion by surojabu
Although there are many, many decks (too many to list), the Rider Waite deck is the most common deck used. It is by far the most popular deck around. It is the one most people imagine when they think of a tarot reading. It is the medieval looking deck and has the following cards:

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant, Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

There are 78 cards total in the deck; 22 major cards and 56 minor cards.

Here is a site that has several decks available to view and learn about.

Of course, you should also look into all of the Oracle Card decks available as well. Such as: Healing with Angels, Goddess Guidance, Gypsy Oracle Cards, Wisdom of Fairies, just to name a few.

Suggestion by Agena
She’s right and I can’t add to that. Rider’s a good deck and get Waite’s book to go with it. Avoid the Crowley deck, the symbolism is off and it has “bad” vibes.

Suggestion by philebus
About all that can said of a ‘typical tarot’ is that it has five suits, one numbered 1-21, and four each with ten cards numbered 1-10 and with four court cards. There is then an extra card, often numbered 0 in occult packs, called The Fool. And that’s where typical ends. We could still talk of what is typical per region – there, even the number of cards will vary, as well as the themes. To see that, we should look at a little history…

Playing cards arrive in Europe during the mid 14th century via the Islamic world. These earliest packs had, like our own, 52 cards split into four suits. These suits were cups, coins, scimitars (a type of curved sword), and polo sticks. Each suit had three court cards, being a King and two subordinates – though these were not illustrated as, by most interpretations, living things could not be depicted in art.

Europeans did not know of Polo at that time, so this suit became batons and the court cards were illustrated with a King, a Rider, and a Footman. These cards are called the Latin pattern and are still used to play games in countries such as Italy, Spain, and even parts of South America. French suits are seen in France during the 15th century and become dominant in most, though not all, countries because their pip cards were much easier (therefore cheaper) to reproduce.

Tarot cards were created in Italy in the mid 15th century for the Milanese court by adding a fifth suit of picture cards. These cards took as their theme a triumph procession, hence their early name of trionfi, meaning triumphs and from which we get our word trump! There was also an extra card called The Fool – it was not actually part of the trump sequence and was used as a type of wild card. The earliest pack we have had 6 court cards in each regular suit, being a male and a female in each of the three ranks. Most of the extra cards were dropped, retaining the Queen and giving us a pack of 78 cards.

It was (and still is) common throughout continental Europe to play games using packs that have a reduced number of pip cards. This became the case for many of the tarot games and so in some regions they are only sold with the number of cards required to play. The most common pack in central and Eastern Europe has just 54 cards!

There were also packs with unusual arrangements of trumps. For example, the Tarocchino (or Tarocco Bolognese) used in Bologna replaces the II-V of trumps with four equally ranking cards called the Four Moors. Another excellent pack – though sadly no longer in use – was the Florentine Minchiate, which added an additional block of nineteen trumps. This sophistaced game died out early in the 20th century but at one time was highly popular, with records of it being played as far afield as New Orleans in the mid 19th century!

At the start of the 18th century, German card makers began to produce tarot cards with French suits, replacing the traditional trumps with designs of more regional relevance – such as local land marks. Also produced were packs that featured animals (and these can still be found today in Germany). As I’ve mentioned, French suits were much cheaper to produce and this pattern of tarot card quickly became dominant in Central and Eastern Europe – evantually gaining dominance in France by the early 20th century. These packs feature a wide variety of themes, from comic book characters, national costumes, historic events, and even pin-ups.

At the end of the 18th century, a Parisian occultist, Antoine Court de Gebelin, published his belief that the cards were of Ancient Egyptian origin and began the use of the cards in Divination. This also gave rise to occultists redesigning the cards to better reflect their beliefs and it is these cards that are better known in the English speaking world.

And that’s that. With all of the games and occult beliefs being catered for, there is so much variety in tarot that it is hard indeed to call any a “typical” tarot.

If you want to design your own pack, then you might like to take a look at this site first – in case you want to design them with a view to getting a pack printed:

Edited to add: I don’t know why I got the thumbs down – my reply is both factual and non-judgemental. I’ll add some references if there is any doubt.

I had a Tarot deck once but the first card I pulled was The Devil card.?

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I had a Tarot deck once but the first card I pulled was The Devil card.?
Okay so my older sister got me into the whole Tarot readings and stuff from a young age and so she said I was going to be a very spiritual person like her one day. Well I bought a Tarot Card deck a while back and waited for the next morning when my mind was ready for such a thing. I know that a good mood effects such things. But when I pulled my very first card at random it turned out to be The Devil card. I didn’t think much of it at first and went through my day giving myself and my serious friends tarot readings. The readings turned out to be very precise and accurate. I was really happy. My sister might have been right about having a powerful spirit for this sort of thing. Well, later that day my teacher(A mega Catholic) said something about the cards being evil. this was nonsense to me because I grew up around that sort of thing. So, I went home and talked to my dad about it and he said using Tarot Cards are like using Ouija Boards. That they bring in evil entities and such and that i’m using the devils help to see into the future. This made me think about the time I pulled The Devil card. I was wondering if I should think of that as a bad omen or something. And I know its only a matter of opinion if they are evil or not between religions but truth me told I’m a little scared of Ouija Boards and bringing in evil whatever. So help if ya can. Shed some light upon this for me if you will.
P.S. I threw away the Tarot Cards after my father told me that as to close any doors I might have opened into the evil spirit realm or whatever. I really think they were awesome and I had no bad feelings what so ever about them.

Suggestion by Reverend Red Mage
Tarot cards, Ouija Boards, astrology, etc.

It’s all bullshit, for lack of a better term. Just discard your worry and superstition about it.

Suggestion by House iz in da Hizzy!
I was playing poker with tarot cards and I got a royal flush and all my friends died.

Suggestion by Gentlelamb
Christians consider it immoral to seek supernatural assistance outside of God. According to those moral standards, any supernatural being that is not a servant of God is necessarily evil; at the very least, it smacks of idolatry; at the worst, it relies on the power of the Devil instead of the power of God….

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What does it mean that I get the Moon tarot card whenever I ask about my finances?
I have a tarot deck, and whenever I ask about finances or getting a new job, I always get the Moon card. What does that mean?

Suggestion by Marky Mark

Suggestion by RandomChick4468
Moon card eh? Cancer rules the Moon and they can handle money very well. It probably means you won’t have to worry much when it comes to financing.

Suggestion by George
The Moon is a warning that all is not what it seems.
It’s also a card of change.

Also be careful that Tarot isn’t warning you of something else.

I’ve seen in my own readings, and readings of other people, Tarot trying to warn about something else and ignoring the question if there’s something more important you need to know.

What does it mean that I get the Moon tarot card whenver I ask about my finances?
I have a tarot deck, and whenever I ask about finances or getting a new job, I always get the Moon card. What does that mean?

Suggestion by demonkin.otherkin666
It means youll work the graveyard shift. Moon represents night.

Suggestion by Raider Duck
Nothing. Tarot is another ridiculous superstition that has no grounding in reality.

Suggestion by LJR
You shoulnt moon your employer.