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Does anyone know symbolism of Tarot cards?

Does anyone know symbolism of Tarot cards?
Traditional art for the tarot cards are laden with symbolic imagery and I’m looking for in depth details. Tower with the lightning bolt for god’s wrath (Tower of Babel) is the sort of symbolism I’m looking for but with all the cards. Not the meaning of the cards but more along the lines of way the symbols and images are there. History of Tarot cards would be a plus. Any books or web sites?

Suggestion by halcon

Have a go on the forums, meander round the site.

Also worth having a good look at 78 Degrees of Wisdom, a classic tarot book that doesn’t over emphasise interpretations, it talks a lot about the cards, and encourages you to learn them and make your own connections.

The Tower isn’t about “God’s wrath”, it’s about sudden and dramatic change in the main. The thing about tarot is that it is extremely individual. One starts by looking at the cards, and seeing whether they mean anything to you. Books are good for beginners as they give basic interpretations, but there is so much more to it, that after a while you have to put the books away and go on instinct and intuition.


Suggestion by Elisheba
I can answer if you ask
email me privately graphael555@yahoo.com
out of the caves.

Suggestion by philebus
Well, the symbolism of tarot depends much upon which tarot cards.

Tarot cards were created in mid 15th century Italy for the Milanese court and consisted of two parts: a standard pack of Latin suited playing cards and a fifth suit of picture cards.

The Latin suited playing cards made their way into Europe from the Islamic Malmuks in the late 14th century. The Malmuk cards feature four suits of cups, coins, scimitars, and polo sticks. Polo was not played in Europe at that time, so this suit became batons.

The extra picture cards took as their theme a Christian triumph procession, hence their early name of trionfi, meaning triumphs and from which we get our word trump. And this is what they were, a suit of fixed trump cards for use in card games – games that continue to be played to this day. It is quite possible that these cards tell a Christian allegory of some kind but we just don’t have enough information to be sure or to speculate as to what it might have been. However, if you want to understand the images it is best to look at them in the context of when and where they were created.

For example, the Hanged man is featured suspended by one foot, often holding money bags. It Italy, this card was called the Traitor – because that is how Italians executed traitors, suspended by one foot and left to die slowly and publicly. However, there was also the practice of shame pictures – an artist would be employed to draw the likeness of someone who had betrayed a trust suspended this way, the picture would then be displayed publicly to shame the betrayer. It is worth noting that the most common subjects for these pictures were bad debtors – hence the money bags!

You mention the Tower and this is an uncertain card. Many early ppacks did not feature a tower but a burning building – it was sometimes called the House of the Devil.

In the early 18th century, German card makers began to make French suited tarot cards, replacing the trump designs with a range of subjects such as regional costume, animals, or landmarks. These designs have gradually become the dominant ones used for game play.

At the end of the 18th century, French occultists began to adopt the cards, believing them to have come from Egypt and representing their ancient wisdom. Consequently, they bagan to modify the traditional designs to better reflect their ideas. In the early 20th century, British occultists, adopting and building upon the French beliefs, began to radically redesign the cards, packing them with occult symbolism. Most occult tarot packs made for English speakers are based upon the symbolism of the RWS or the Crowley Thoth packs of this time.

Tarot symbolism is a BIG subject.

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Does anybody know anything about tarot cards?

tarot cards

Does anybody know anything about tarot cards?
My friend has tarot cards and I drew three cards, and to me what they had to say didn’t make any sense. Can somebody explain what they mean as a whole? I mean altogether. I had wheel of fortune, page of wands, and ace of cups.

Suggestion by ~Skytheria~
It depends on the question you asked, and the spread you chose. Since I don’t know these things i can only give you general information concerning the cards.

The Wheel: You’ve reached a turning point in your life. The hub of the wheel relates to stability, but the outer rim portends change,taking a gamble.

Page of Wands: A phone call or e-mail you’ve been hoping for arrives.

Ace of Cups: A happy situation is about to start or is already in the beginning stages. (new love, new start, new opportunities)

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Is it a coincidence that the Tarot Cards I pulled are the same?
Ok, I know this might sound impossible or fake, but when I used my Tarot Cards do depict an answer the cards I pull are always the same. I wanted to know what is the future of mankind. And I shuffled my cards and redid the reading 30 times and its always the same. Im just wondering, is this a scam or what?!?!??!

Suggestion by Chanell F
if ur doing it how can it be a scam…
i’ve read my own cards a bunch off different times also, and althought all the cards dont come out the same the major ones do.. so maybe it’ll really happen

Suggestion by Songwolf
Really we can’t say. We didn’t see nor pull the cards. Being the person that pulled the cards, it’s up to you weather to believe them or not.

Suggestion by Jenny S
That depends on how much belief you have in the cards, and how much you rely upon them. The fact that your readings come up the same every time when you read for this particular question means there is something there, perhaps if you dig deeper you will be able to find out the answer below it all. Also, I want you to keep in mind that when you ask a question like, “what is the future of mankind?” you are leaving the field very open to how the spirits want to answer you. They may decide that you are talking about the group of mankind around you, or they may decide you are only talking about yourself. Try being more specific with your question by asking the cards something like “what is the fate of the world’s population if we continue on the same path that we are currently on?” You might find the answer finally changes. If so, perhaps you need to investigate your previous question or explore other similar but more specific questions to get the full answer you wish to understand. Remember, the spirit world moves in a different way than we do.

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Are ouija boards and tarot cards really evil?
I would like someone who has experience with ouija boards and tarot cards to answer this question.

Suggestion by redwire
i have a ouigi board in my closet, me and my friends would play with it – they where so afraid of that thing. nothing ever happened

Suggestion by Jormungand
no. the ouija board is owned and manufactured by the Milton Bradley board game company.

Suggestion by The Baron
No. They also hold no powers.

Does anyone know or do tarot Cards?

tarot cards

Does anyone know or do tarot Cards?
I just started to read this book about tarot cards.. Seems real interesting.
But I wanna know more facts about it!
I dont really get the part you put your first cad (0) so maybe someone can help??
Tahnks for your help!

Suggestion by Hans §____§
Why do you give a shiit?

Suggestion by Kristy
Be a little more specific. What exactly do you want to know?

Tarot is fun; like any divination, it’s a great way to help you get your own thoughts in order. And I’ve had surprisingly good results using it.

There are two kinds of cards, the Major Arcana (which most people think of when they think of Tarot – it has things like The Fool, The Tower, etc.) and the Minor Arcana (which has four suits, like a regular deck of cards, which run from Ace to King.) A lot of people find it daunting to have to memorize what all the cards mean, but there’s some tricks to it. First of all, all the suits – Cups, Wands, Swords and Coins/Pentacles – are associated with an element (which element goes with which suit is left as an exercise for the reader.) And each element, as any good pagan can tell you, has certain images, emotions, etc. associated with it. So that’s a good thing to keep in mind when interpreting the Minor Arcana.

Another thing is that in the Minor Arcana, the Aces, the Kings, the Queens, the Knights (like Jacks) and the Pages (no correlation in regular decks) have fairly standard meanings. For instance, the Ace usually represents the pure essence of their suit. So, for instance, Cups are associated with emotion and love and understanding and intuition, so if the Ace of Cups shows up in a reading, it means that somehow, deep feeling is playing a major role in your situation. If you learn what those positions mean, it’ll help you interpret them.

The BEST thing you can do, really, is to find a deck with artwork that seems to “speak” to you. There’s a lot of different decks out there, and not everyone is going to connect with all of them. (For me, for instance, I can’t even use anything other than the standard Rider-Waite deck. There’s prettier ones out there, but the cards just don’t tell me anything.) A good deck will contain enough symbolism in the illustrations themselves that you shouldn’t have to memorize anything to be able to interpret them well.

There’s various spreads out there; one of the simplest is to just lay three cards down in a line in front of you. Have a situation in mind when you do so, and keep that situation in mind as you interpret the cards. The first one will show the past, the middle one will show the present, and the third will show a possible future (usually the future that will result if things keep going as they’re going now) – all in regards to the situation you’re asking about, of course. A more popular spread (and my personal favorite) is the Celtic Cross, but it’s a little more complex and I’m not going to go into it here. Any tarot deck you buy will almost certainly include instructions on it.

Suggestion by philebus
Tarot is a pack of playing cards created in mid 15th century Italy for the Milanese court. It consists of two parts: a standard pack of Latin suited playing cards (with the suits of cups, coins, swords, and batons) and a fifth suit of picture cards. These extra cards took as their theme a triumph procession, hence their early name of trionfi, meaning Triumph and from which we get our word trump. And that is what they are, a suit of fixed trump cards for a family of card games that continues to be played throughout continental Europe today.

You will find many other accounts of their history – none are endorsed by historians for the reason that they lack any evidence.

Contrary to popular myth, the church did not try to suppress tarot – the games were played openly and with great popularity, spreading quickly through the continent all through the Counter-Reformation. If the cards were really seen as heresy, then that simply could not have happened. Of course, some of the images are often taken to be obviously either unchristian or occult – however, to see the error of this, we have to look at the cards in the context of when and where they were created. A good example of this is The Female Pope, a cards often cited as a reason for the Church’s opposition. Yet in Italy of the time (and through to the 19th century) the figure of a Female Pope was well established in Christian art, being used to represent such things as the New Covenant and the Virtue of Faith.

The standard pack consists of 78 cards, being four regular suits each with 10 pip cards and four court cards, there are then 21 trump cards and an extra card usually known as the Fool, which can be a wild card or the highest trump, depended upon the game played. However, there are a number of variations. Many packs have just 54 cards (which may be further shortened to just 40 cards for some of the games played in Hungary), There are further variations in Sicily and in Bologna. A Florentine pack, called the Minchiate and no longer in use, added trumps to make a total of 91 cards!

Further variation came about with more recent occult associations. At the end of the 18th century a Parisian occultist, ignorant of their actual origin, published a fanciful account of their coming from ancient Egypt, encoding their lost wisdom and having a use in divination. For about 100 years these ideas were limited to just France, however, at the end of the 19th century, British occultists began to introduce the cards and occult writings to the English speaking world. In the early 20th century, occultists began to produce heavily redesigned packs to better suit their beliefs and fortune tellers. It is designs of this kind that most English speakers associate as being tarot.

Today’s tarot cards can fall into three groups – the modern French suited packs (these began to appear in Germany at the start of the 18th century and seldom used for anything but the games), the modern occult packs (which adapt and redesign the original suits and images – such as making coins into pentacles), and the traditional packs still used for game play but also by some occultists.

The traditional tarot is a family of what we call point-trick games (sometimes complex-trick games). This means that like Bridge, Whist, and Spades, cards are won in tricks – but unlike those games, different cards carry different point values and so it is not the number of tricks taken that wins a hand but the number of card points in them. Over nearly 600 years, the games have developed a great deal of variation within and between different countries and so if you wish to know more, you might like to check these sites…


In the English speaking world, the best known use for tarot cards is for divination (popularly called fortune telling). For this, the tarot reader will deal the cards into a pattern which is called a spread. Each position in the spread is believed to govern some aspect of the question asked. Each card is assigned a range of possible meanings and the tarot reader uses these meanings in conjunction with the position of the cards in the spread to create a narrative answer. You must decide for yourself if you think there is anything to that.

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I need help finding the name of this horror movie?
I remember watching some horror movie with my friend when I was little, and I cant think of the name..

In one scene, someone throwing either playing cards or tarot cards into some girls hand, and its like stabbing her, then they push her over a bridge.

and I vaguely remember a scene where a box of donuts turned into a box of worms…

any takers?

Suggestion by Andrew
Doesent sound familar to me….you sure it wasnt just a really cool dream you had?

Heck, I dream of blood and guts all the time…..stabbing occasionally 😛

Suggestion by arcticayla
The part about the donuts sounds familiar. But there are 3 movies that might be what you are looking for:

Phantasm 1-2-3

I tend to forget about them, but they are 3 frightening movies.


Do you know any website of free tarot card readings?

tarot card readings

Do you know any website of free tarot card readings?
Yea so any stuff like that would be cool

Suggestion by Red Red

Suggestion by zipknitter
Do you realize that many of the so called tarot readers are doing it just to make money. Used to work for a woman who worked for one of the big online sites and she just laughed like crazy about how easy it was to get the information she needed in 20 seconds to give her customers the answers they wanted and how easy it was to keep them on the phone longer so she could earn more money, but she was just BSing them so they would spend money for the readings. She had some who thought she was just wonderful but she considered all of the customers total idiots for contacting a stranger to help with their lives.
There are tarot readers that are good, but you really need to watch which sites, phone centers or other places that you get involved with..

Suggestion by Somya

very useful and detail site. hope it will help.

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Does anyone believe in tarot card readings ? Any real stories?
Lately I’ve been really depressed bc of a certain someone my mom has always believed n people that say that are psychic she told me I should go idk if I can believe it ? Does anyone have any real experiences?

Suggestion by Architect
*Psyching* No you shouldn’t .

Suggestion by metime
Even if there are people with psychic abilities, why would they suddenly become more accurate by looking at a deck of cards?

Your common sense should be enough to take you through this one, dude.

Suggestion by Mikey, just Mikey
>>Lately I’ve been really depressed bc of a certain someone my mom has always believed n people that say that are psychic she told me I should go idk if I can believe it ?<< You should look for summer classes in remedial writing because you could really use the help.

Professional Tarot reading, with an overview of the cards as they are laid, including their attributes in progression. I conduct authentic Tarot readings, although this example is not a complete interpretation of the cards. Full private readings are typically 15 to 30 minutes, with a detailed explanation from psychic intuition. I have practiced Tarot and many other forms of divination for more than 30 years.

does anyone know how to read palms?

how to read palms

does anyone know how to read palms?
just wondering if anyone knew how to read palms and if i sent u a picture of my hands if u could tell me what they mean. i really dont beleive in that stuff, but i just really wanna do it for the fun of it, but then again i really do always wonder what these lines mean pls let me know if ur willin to read them give contact info

Suggestion by cloud16
I can read your love line.That’s the line coming down from your index finger.Here’s some facts:
If your line is straight:You don’t like long relationships.You prefer one-night stands and clubbing or a rave.
If your line is curved:You are a sweet romantic.Long relationships are your thing.
If your line is split it means the same as if your line is curved.Hope i helped!

Suggestion by md_chik_nicole
I don’t know really but if you search for it in yahoo, I’ve found a website where you can read your own palms. I’ve tried it before.

Suggestion by gildedsugarkisses
I know how to read marriages and babies.
Can’t tell … but it works.

how to read palms

Does anyone know how to read palms?
i need to know and anna that wrote kind of the same is your name anna spaletta or something

how to read palms

How much does it generally cost to get your palms read and future told?
How can I find some legitimate placeS?

Suggestion by lala
The best way to find a good palm reader is by asking your friends ; family ; co worker or your hair dresser ; anyone who you have contact . There always someone who know a palm reader

Suggestion by L is Love for Left-T
They usually do not charge. You donate what you want.