How do tarot cards work, are they pretty accurate?

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How do tarot cards work, are they pretty accurate?

Answer by Losasha
They do not work—they are fake—don’t waste your money

Answer by Jill
I don’t know. But you’re playing with the devil if you do!

Answer by PopeDARWIN™
random selection of deception…it works!

Answer by Mooshy
Only if you are a middle aged woman suffering of PMS.

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what is the deal with tarot cards? Is it witch craft? Is it lagit?
Have a friend that that reads tarot cards I want to know about it but dont want to offend them

Answer by Rebecca P
Tarot cards are a means of divination to see the future and answer questions. You dont have to be a Witch to use them, though many Witches do. If what you mean by legit is do they work, well…they only work if you believe they’ll work.

Answer by A tribute to Johnny Cage AM
they are a lot of things. many use them to predict the future, others use them for fortune telling, and still others use them for finding out the truth and only the truth.

Answer by nght_watch
Tarot are not Witchcraft.
The history of the Tarot is sketchy, it rounds back, according to some resources, back to a card game in France.
it is true that the modern deck of playing cards is based loosely on the Tarot (there are 4 suits i both, there are an A to 10, then Face cards.)
The major difference is in the lack of Major Arcana in the standard playing deck.
Tarot is used by Christians as well as Pagans to do exactly what they do: Assist in answering a question.
A cop out? Not at all. Those people who believe in them will gain something from the cards being read, others will not if they do not believe in the cards at all.
As for the offending of a person who reads the cards… ask them. Your questions are important if they are legit to begin with, they’re not going to take offense to the questions.
as for how legitimate they are, that’s up to the person being read and the person reading them.

Answer by philebus
Tarot cards were created in mid 15th century Italy and consists of two parts: a standard pack of Latin suited playing cards and a fifth suit of picture cards. These extra cards took as their theme, not an occult philosophy but a Christian triumph procession. Hence their early name of trionfi, meaning triumphs and from which we get our word trump. It was the invention of tarot that marked the introduction of trumps into card games – and that is what they were invented for, a family of card games that are still played throughout continental Europe today.

Many occultists have claimed that the Church attacked tarot as evil and drove use of the cards ‘underground’. In fact, the games of tarot spread and were played openly and without opposition, throughout the counter-reformation. The only exception to this was in Spain, where the Church did object – not because they saw them as un-Christian images but because they did see them as Christian, they felt that their use in a game trivialized the sacred.

Looking at the cards today, the cards often strike people as looking rather mysterious and perhaps heretical. However, we must remember that we are looking at them with modern eyes, and a vision coloured by popular myth. To really understand what the cards are, we need to look at them in the context of the time and place of their creation. Let me give two examples.

Occultists often cite The Female Pope as being a heretical image that the church opposed. Well, we know the Church did not oppose it – but why? If we look at 15th century Italian art, we discover that The Female Pope was actually an established figure in Christian art of the time, being used to represent such things as The New Covenant, and the Virtue of Faith. It was no heresy at all!

Another card that strikes us as looking very esoteric is The Hanged Man. This card was misnamed by French card makers who would have been as puzzled by the figure of a man suspended by one foot as we are today. However, we know from written sources that this card was called The Traitor in Italy – and little wonder, as in Italy at that time, the executed their traitors by suspending them by one foot and leaving them to die rather slowly and publicly. Not very nice but not very mysterious either.

For about 350 years, the only recorded use of tarot cards was for card games. It was not until the end of the 18th century that a French occultist, ignorant of their actual origin, puplished the claim that the cards came from ancient Egypt, codifying lost wisdom, and having a use in divination. For about 100 years these ideas were limited to just France but at the end of the 19th century some British occultists imported the cards and the French myths to the English speaking world.

The packs used for fortune telling today have usually been heavily redesigned to reflect the occult beliefs of their makers and can be found in a huge variety. The games are now mostly played with a French suited tarot pack with trumps featuring everything from regional costume, Asterix, or I even have a promotional pack for a Woody Allen film in my collection! The old Italian designs are still used though, by both fortune tellers and by card players in Italy, Sicily, and Switzerland.

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Where can i buy Bohemian Gothic Tarot CARDS?
Dont really care about the book,just want the cards.

Answer by royal crown cola 2010
You REALLY don’t want to mess with Tarot cards. Their too dangerous. You might think, “well, Sally has them, and she’s fine.” I can tell you one thing, that Tarot cards have to do with someones Past, Present, or Future… and every ones “destiny” is _DIFFERENT_. I know so many lives that were taking away from even being in the same room as The Tarot cards. If you don’t know much about them, Don’t use them. Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. I Am I Was says

    If it’s against God, it don’t work. And tarot readings are from witchcraft which worships millions if not more gods. To me, and I say ME, God is the one and only God. All other gods are FAKE.

  2. Your Very Own Ouija Board says

    It all depends on the skill of the reader, I find them to be extremely accurate, I have read fortunes for many years, although I do not do it very often anymore.

    How they work is very complicated to explain, but it is not magic in the sense many people would like you to believe, it is based on principals or mental states that are always in play but not always in focus.

  3. synaptic distress says

    Up to a range of about two or three feet they are pretty accurate, after that they tend to fly off on a tangent and can end up anywhere.

  4. Foxfire says

    Tarot cards are a deck of cards with symbols on them that denote certain things, such as an action, etc. Supposedly if they are shuffled and placed in certain patterns, they can foretell the future.

    It’s a totally random thing and is about as accurate as predicting that planets in certain positions of the Zodiac can foretell your future. In other words, weather forecasters are more accurate than Tarot cards or astrology.

  5. Doug B says

    I used to read cards.

    Each suite has a general meaning, and each card a specific meaning. The Major Arcana are more powerful expressions of these ideas.

    How a reading works is you get the question and then read the mark. Listen to how the question is phrased, ask a few leading questions, then do your layout. Interpret cards. Most people know nothing about these things, so you could tell them the Nine of Swords means “beware of backaches” and they’d buy it. But usually you stick to the question the mark asked, and use leading, vague statements to get more information. By the end of the reading, the mark is convinced you’re seeing the future. All a scam.

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