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Tarot

Tarot Reading

This is a work in progress and a labor of love. so please bear with me as I will be adding articles and instructions on how to use the Tarot for divination on a weekly, if not daily basis.

Here you will find ways to layout the decks, history ( what we know) of the tarot and definitions of each card as I see it. As their are many cards to cover and I will only have the time to write one definition at a time, I plan to post each article up as it is written. so check back and see what progress is being made.

The Magician

<p>The Magician is about having the ability and the timing being right to bring things to a higher level. This is a very powerful card and a great omen that things are about to move up in ones life as one now has the capability to create the success that is desired. If this comes up in a love reading it means that things are about to move to a higher level in an existing relationship or that new love will come in if one is to go looking for it. A great time to create good things in ones love life. Deep commitment can come from an existing relationship and a good potential long-term committed relationship can come from seeking out new love at this time. If this reading is about finances the magician means that things are about to get better through effort. That seeking new opportunities will bring financial rewards in a very good way. This is a card of strong gains and big, positive changes but they come from personal effort.

How to lay a spread - Celtic Cross

The Celtic cross method can be a very powerful way to use tarot to understand what is happening in the life of the individual you are reading for. We do this by pulling ten cards. The traditional way is to pull from the top of the deck, but I like to cut into the deck and allow my subconscious to choose the cards.

1. Here is how we do it. The first card covers the situation. what is the strongest question in their mind. We say "this cover it"

2. The second card is laid across the first one. It represents issues and situations that are counter productive in their lives. Obstacles. We say "This one crosses them"

3. What is on their mind or what they "Should " be thinking of. We say "this one is above him".

History of Tarot

<p>There is a lot of mystery as to where Tarot cards originated and when using them for divination, came from. Many say Egypt, as some form of cards were reputedly used to communicate with those who spoke other languages in Memphis, after the Library of Alexandria was burned. But this claim has never been proved. We do know that cards were used for games in China as well as in Persia, before they were used in Europe. So many believe that they made their way through the trade routs into Europe. The earliest mention of cards being used in Europe is during the 14Th century with suites similar to the present Tarot deck we use. As the cards contain symbolism from many different cultures, including Egyptian, Mithras religion, Pagan and Celtic belief we can assume that they were the result of a mixture of the symbolism of many different cultures at that time. However, these cards were initially used for playing games.

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