Over recent years, there has been an increase in interest and curiosity in the tarot. More and more people are looking for answers, direction, and guidance in all areas of their lives and the tarot can be a great resource. They’re like a compass that can point us in the right direction when we’re lost and searching. They provide us with something to reflect upon and speak to us on a deep soul level.
There are copious tarot decks on the market with unlimited themes and color schemes. It’s a matter of finding one that resonates with you and then learning how to use and read the cards. To get you started, there are also generous amounts of tarot mastery courses online that will introduce you to each card and its meaning. Some people are happy with this trajectory, but others may want to dig deeper and learn the history of the tarot. Where, how, and who created the tarot, and for what reason? What is the story behind each card, and so on? The Tales Behind Tarot, Discover the Stories Within Your Tarot Cards will bring this information to life.
The Tales Behind Tarot is here to help us understand the meaning of every one of these iconic cards. If you look at the cards you will notice that each one is carefully crafted with vibrant and colorful images, but they are also rich in signs and symbols that can be deciphered to help you understand their true nature.
The tarot was invented in the 1430s in Italy and the first deck was commissioned by the Duke of Milan and was painstakingly hand-painted. However, the influential model for modern-day tarot decks was created by mystic and spiritual seeker A. E. Waite and clairvoyant artist and illustrator Pamela Colman Smith.
The book starts off in order starting with the Major Arcana as they are the prime players in the deck. Then the Minor Arcana are covered beginning with the Suit of Pentacles, the Suit of Swords, the Suit of Cups, and lastly the Suit of Wands. Each card is featured with a large full-color image, its story, and its theme. It’s recommended that you start with The Fool and work your way through the book, but you may be drawn to start somewhere else, like a specific suit. Knowing where the cards sit in the story makes it far more meaningful and will give you a greater understanding of their message. And, you’ll also be able to interpret the surrounding cards in a reading by making narrative connections between them. There is a legend or myth behind each individual card that ties each one in a suit together. I found the stories entrancing, captivating, and delightful to read.
Whether a seasoned tarot user or a novice, this book will advance your understanding of each card and how they relate to one another. Plus, your readings will be far more meaningful.
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