Answer by Cthulhu
I would buy something useful instead, like some classy beer. Tarot cards are bullshit.
Answer by Ich hab Dich lieb.
The Rider-Waite tarot is the best for beginners. This one is very nice, comes with a box and a booklet that explains how to do a reading and it also has the original illustrations: http://www.amazon.com/Original-Rider-Waite-Tarot-Pack/dp/0880796863
I collect them and that’s the first deck I got. Although now I find the Crowley Thoth tarot more interesting. I also have Tarot for Cats which is really cute but unfortunately out of print now.
Answer by Bodhidharma
I’m with the other guy, $ 25 is better spent on beer.
Answer by The Buddy Christ
just make your own out of index cards. i guarantee you they will work just the same. meaning, they dont work at all.
Does the meaning of some tarot cards change according to the deck?
I’ve noticed that the pictures of the cards change from a deck to another, but does the meaning change too?
Answer by ChainLightnin’ ⅜
They are just playing cards dealt at random. There really is a card game call Tarots. The fortune telling part did not start until the early twentieth century.
Answer by Victoria ♌
Tarot cards uses symbolism to portray meaning (based upon the universal meanings of symbols and archetypes). The artwork on cards are open to interpretation and so are the meanings of the cards. Using intuition instead of textbook meanings, in my opinion, is even better. Although i know quite a few people would disagree with me (It’s limiting and it isn’t always best to give the same answer to different questions). Like to say if a card gives you a sensation of sadness, but you look it up in the book and its suppose to symbolize rewards. According to the question, it sometimes just doesn’t make sense.. and I feel that it can make you doubt your intuition, and give the wrong advice.
But to answer your question short and sweet, no, the textbook meaning of the card doesn’t change from deck to deck.
How to use Tarot cards?
I’ve really gotten into the tarot cards, can someone explain a bit more about how they work, and the steps on how to deal the cards to pick them for your past future and other settings. Thanks.
Oh and does this contact dead or show certain things about dead people?
Answer by Something or Other
Depends on the Deck, depends on the interpretation. Some decks are more specific in certain areas than others. Some formats have prelayed interpretations, for example the first card placed on the table relates to work, the second love, the third personal growth, etc. Depending on the style of tarot depends on how you deal them. As for contacting the dead, no, tarot is a tool for intuition, like the I Ching.
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Answer by Lillith
There are so many variables when it comes to tarot.
To tell it all would take a volume of books.
Everyone has different way or relationship with the cards which comes with time and experience.
There are thousands of different spreads as well. Which ones you use depends upon what ones you like, or what spread might seem better than another in regards to the question being asked.
Laying out the cards for a spread is another thing that is really up to you.
Everyone has a different way to do it. Some like to shuffle three times and then cut the deck into three piles then pulling the top card off each pile. Some people just cut the deck once after shuffling.
Contacting the dead or to show things about them is no different than asking any other question.
Want to know more and talk with others who know or are learning tarot
you can also just contact me via my profile
Answer by Sadhara Satguru
Oh that first deck – remember it well!
To explain them is a long task, I run a tarot course that goes worldwide, but I also have an online forum for tarot students of all stages.
The forum is free & you can ask questions as they arise, practice & have fun. See link below.
Answer by thecityoftownsville_2000
I don’t believe there is a right or wrong way to use them. I prefer to play card games with Tarot cards. I also don’t believe the cards have the ability to predict the future or contact the dead. The cards were originally intended for a card game similar to modern bridge. Tarot card games are still played today in continental Europe. Tarot cards would not be used for predicting futures until long after the creation of the deck.