How do Tarot Cards work?
Could someone please give me a simple description about what Tarot Cards are and how they work, without using any big words? I need this for a project in school, i’ve looked around but i don’t understand a thing! I will not use what you said word for word, i just need an idea. thanks!
Answer by Ancient Soul, Young Spirit
They are story-telling cards that are used to help someone focus their psychic energy into divination (telling the future or answering a question).
*Actually, a “regular” card deck is essentially the same as the Minor Arcana of the Tarot deck. It would be nice if the skeptics would educate themselves before spreading more confusion.*
Answer by Stabnsteer
Well…this is a bit of a loaded question since you’re discussing a fundamental issue where you’ll find folks on the “they work” side and folks on the “they’re hogwash” side of the fences…and nobody in the middle. For those who believe, Tarot is really pretty complex, so to make a simple explanation (without big words) really isn’t possible. You’re talking about an activity with a rich history that has existed for many hundreds of years. While most schools won’t allow the use of Wikipedia as a source, it is a good start to know what you need to find elsewhere. Perhaps you need to come up with a better idea of what your project needs to be about…take it down to maybe the history of ONE of the cards in a Tarot deck…
Answer by ChainLightninG⅜
It uses what the other types of divination use. Randomness and so called psychic ability. Those that have played card games like poker, know how rare certain hands are and why they are the highest. The odds to be dealt a royal flush (the highest hand) from a 52 card deck are very long. 649,739 to 1. Pretty tough. Now imagine what are the odds for two royal flushes in a row. Closest thing to impossible.
Tarots have many more cards and now position matters. Having back to back spreads being the same can not be calculated.
See the links for more info.
Tarot cards A set of seventy-eight playing cards decorated with a variable set of fantastic and mystical diagrams, symbols, and illustrations. The earliest deck still in existence is dated circa 1432. Researcher Norman Schwarz has dated the Tarot to between 312 and 64 B.C., from various clues such as the inclusion of earlier astronomical constellations (such as the Lovers and the King).
The cards are grouped into the Major Arcana (twenty-two trump cards) and the Minor Arcana (fifty-six suit cards). The four suits consist of fourteen cards each, ace through ten, page, knight, queen, and king. These cards were first in use in the mid-1400s and have been used ever since by gullible persons to cast fortunes.
For use as a divinatory device, the Tarot deck is dealt out in various patterns and interpreted by a gifted “reader.” The fact that the deck is not dealt out into the same pattern fifteen minutes later is rationalized by the occultists by claiming that in that short span of time, a person’s fortune can change, too. That would seem to call for rather frequent readings if the system is to be of any use whatsoever.
Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
Tarot cards are a a 78 card deck consisting of 4 suits and an extra 22 “major arcana” cards. How they “work” depends completely on what you expect them to do. They do nothing on their own and depend on human interaction to “do” anything. People can use them for divination, magick, therapy, storytelling, art projects, games, entertainment etc. All they are is artwork on slips of paper.
How would the Tarot Cards predict your own death if it was to happen not too far long in the future?
What combinations may suggest that.
Answer by Andy
They would be stuck in your throat while you desperately struggle to breathe and remove them.
Answer by Jacob
i agree with the first answer. they wouldn’t. the whole tarot cards predicting death thing is a movie myth. in fact, the death card really isn’t that bad and means a transition.
Answer by Isabelle
I think you would have to be clairvoyant at the same time. The cards themselves ? I am a bit dubious..
although if you did a reading for let’s say a person who is terminally ill and the tower, death card and all the “badies” come up over and over again..I would not exactly be jumping up and down.
What is the difference between tarot cards and oracle cards and which one would be better to buy and why?
Where can i order the deck online and which one can answer yes or no questions truthfully
what decks give me both positive and negative answers
Answer by JK
They’re both 100% bullshit
Answer by majnun99
I’m not familiar with oracle cards, but I used to have a deck of tarot cards when I was in my teens. I thought they were pretty cool at the time.
I wouldn’t take either one seriously, but they are kind of fun to mess around with. Kind of like horoscopes or whatever.
Answer by Hal Roach
Oracle cards refer to any kind of divination cards in general. Tarot cards are just one variety.
Tarot cards follow a specific format: 78 cards, divided up into major arcana (“Death”, “The Chariot”, etc.) and minor arcana (4 suits), etc. You might see some differences in naming, some decks that use “stones” as a suit and others that use “pentacles” and so on, but the basic format is still there.
“what decks give me both positive and negative answers ”
Any Tarot deck can do this, especially if you use card “inversions” where the same card takes on different meanings depending on how it’s orientated in the spread.
Answer by Watchmen
Leviticus 20:27 ESV “A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death.
Revelation 22:15 ESVOutside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
To dwell in wicca evil craft you are inviting Demons into your home and your souls..your blessing taken away and replaced with bad misfortune..Satan will feast upon you if you ask him to..should think again about this..if you believe in enough of spirits..then know our spirit has a father and he gave us a book to study on how to protect our eternal life..it is our choice..peace
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