Can someone help me with tarot cards?
I’m writing a scene in my book that involves tarot cards. When drawing the cards how many do you place out to read? Does it matter?
Suggestion by Fatal Kiss
this might help http://www.discover-the-meaning-of-tarot.com/meaning-of-each-Tarot-card-death.html
Suggestion by Nathaniel Palmer
It does not matter for the most part but a classic Spread is the Celtic Cross and its 10 card forming a cross and a staff.
Suggestion by ~*Μα’ϊϊἧɡαἧ*~
www.learntarot.com can help you with layouts and card meanings
Is it history stories behind tarot cards?
Is each tarot cards based on true story? Is it history? Or is it fiction? like for an example, ‘The Hang Man’ is about the man hanging up side down for 9 days without eating, There he stays for nine days intent on finding his spiritual self.
Suggestion by PaulCyp
It is 100% superstition.
Suggestion by E.H.
It’s all about symbolism, interpretation, and intuition. Each card has an “original meaning”, however tarot cards are like artwork. It’s whatever YOU get out of them. To one person The Hanged Man could represent unlearned lessons, to another it could be interpreted as something completely different. Each card when interpreted individually are stringed together to form a story (in whichever spread the cards have been dealt).
Personally, when I look at the The Hanged Man card I do (indeed) see a person who has made mistakes but has yet to learn from them. The fact that he’s being hung denotes punishment. His face is depicted with a smirk, as if he’s unfazed by his punishment. Hence, he hasn’t learned anything. Kind of like a little kid cracking up while sitting in time out.
I remember taking an Art Interpretation class in college and hating it. I have no idea why I fell in love with Tarot cards when it’s much of the same thing. Whether or not someone believes in them, there are thousands of different tarot cards out there that can be admired and interpreted just for the artwork and symbolism in each of them.