The Tarot gets a wide variety of reactions. While some genuflect and want no part of these decks, others have long accepted them as a tool to help predict future outcomes. Every single card in the deck has a message. The Major Arcanas have clout and infer a destiny. The Minor Arcanas share day-to-day details reflective of the question you asked and the Court Cards often depict people or energies. Learning the meaning of each card and how to interpret them in a layout takes time. You can go online and take a course that walks you through each card’s archetype and how to use them in a layout. And there is an abundance of Tarot books that offer guidance, like the newly released The Numinous Tarot Guide, A New Way to Read The Cards.
While you may find an enormous amount of different themed tarot decks, the vast majority of them have 78 cards, 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana. The minor arcana are divided into four suits with 14 cards in each suit. These include: Swords – (sometimes called Knives) are connected to the element of Air. Properties include intelligence, decision-making, thoughts, words and logic. Wands – are connected to the element of Fire. Properties included creativity, action and ideas. Cups – are connected to the element of Water. Properties include emotions, feelings, relationships and desires. Pentacles – (sometimes called Coins or Discs) are connected to the element of Earth. Properties included security, physical things, practicalities, and the material world.
The Numinous Tarot Guide offers a modern interpretation. Typically you would ask a question, shuffle the deck and pull a card or create a spread for the answer. With this innovative take, you choose a card first, read the included story for that card and use it as a gateway for some deep introspection, self-inquiry and pondering to help you discover why you think and do things the way you do.
Regardless of the deck’s theme, genre, or style of imagery you use, this book was written to be a companion to not only help decipher the tarot and embody the message of the card, but also to connect the meaning of each card to different life situations.
Each card features a crude black and white image along with a story. After ingesting the power of the story, there are several Journal Prompts that encourage you to reflect and write what comes naturally.
It’s a unique tool for anybody wanting a deeper relationship with the tarot, as well as the perfect gift for mystical mavens, self-helpers and Tarot readers everywhere.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.