Can I Make My Own Tarot Cards?
I really want to know more/learn how to use tarot cards; I am really interested in the subject.
Although, I was reading up on a site and they said that the deck should feel comfortable to you, and shouldn’t be something that bores you or doesn’t have a good connection, they won’t work as well. So I was wondering, could I make my own tarot cards? I can have the same basic designs so they still hold the same meanings, but with my own themes to it? Would they still work the same?
Answer by ChooseRealityPLEASE
Sure you can, they will be just as useless as the ones you buy.
Answer by Splash Log
Just use Pokemon cards. They will have the same result…
Answer by Sunny
Sure, you can do that. When you make your own tools they usually work the best for you.
Answer by The Hollow Lord
Indeed you can. The medium of divination named “tarot Cards” are useless to one who does not know how to use them or does not feel comfortable using them. Some images may be far too obscure for you to divine any real message from. It is why we have so many varying tarot cards, each with different images.
So long as the cards are the same in length, split into Major and Lesser Arcana, then it really doesn’t matter what picture is on the front. For the cards are man made, the power behind them is your own will, your own abilities to walk amidst the void and allow life itself to give you but a fleeting glimpse at what lies ahead. The future is always in motion, always changing, so never take what the cards say as “set in stone”.
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!
Answer by Hans §____§
Why do you give a shiit?
Answer 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.
Answer 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.
Answer by Helen
As you posted your question in Horoscopes, I will assume you are not asking about the tarocchi card game.
By first card (0), do you mean the significator card? Not everyone uses a significator card, which is a card used to represent the seeker/querent (the person seeking advice). In fact, it is quite rare these days. When used, it is often a court card such as the Queen of Swords that describes the person best. It is placed under the first card in the spread.
There are a number of different spreads you can use so it might help if you gave us some more information about it.
Here are some great sites where you can learn more for free:
www.learntarot.com (Joan Bunning’s free online course)
I bought a deck of tarot cards how do i play? ?
I bought a deck of tarot cards how do i play?
i want to know the step by step rules.
Answer by mistyfan69
I don’t consider; tarot cards a game you can play. Here are two sites that might help. I love my Idiot’s guide to fortune telling. It has tarot, numerology and other things. It was a great workbook for me to use to learn how to read tarot cards
Hope this helps!
Answer by Houdini
Tarot cards are not a game. You use them to tell fortunes.
Answer by philebus
Contrary to what others have posted so far, yes, tarot is a game.
Tarot cards were created in the mid 15th century by adding a fifth suit of picture cards to the existing Latin suited playing cards. These extra cards took as their theme a Christian triumph procession, hence their original name, Trionfi, meaning triumphs and from which we get our world trump. It was the invention of tarot that marked the introduction of trumps into card games. Further, tarot cards were only used for playing games for more than three and a half centuries – it was not until the very end of the 18th century that anyone thought to tell fortunes with them.
There are two sites where you can find rules to play the numerous games.
One is my own and is still a work in progress but does standardize some of the terms to make things easier:
I’ve posted some additional games in my knols and until I add them to my web site you can find them here:
You can also find a selection of rules with their original language terms here:
I hope you enjoy – these are some of the best card games in the world!
Edit: I wonder why I got a thumbs down here? After all, the question has been posted under card games, it asks how to play, and tarot is a family of card games played throughout continental Europe – and has been for nearly 600 years. I’ve not suggested that they should only be used for this but the games exist – like it or not!
Answer by SadharaSatguru
You do not play with Tarot, you consult them.
see profile 🙂