Jan 16, 2017 Last Updated 1:00 AM, Jan 19, 2017

What is the Tarot?

 

by Sarah Bartlett

The Tarot is a deck of 78 mystical cards which for thousands of years has been used for divination and fortune-telling. It’s also used now as a wonderful tool for self-discovery, psychological awareness and spiritual awakening.

The tarot speaks a language which is accessible to all. It is a mirror of the human soul. Many people want to know Tarot meanings. The Tarot reveals your potential. It tells you about your current hopes, dreams or aspirations, and what you project into the future and the outcome of your choices.

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Tarot Meanings: Symbolism, Stories and Self-knowledge and Tarots Major Arcana

The twenty two cards of the Major Arcana are richly-symbolic. Each of them resonates with fairy stories, myths, legends, representing archetypal figures found in literature and art from all over the world. 

Much modern Tarot interpretation is influenced by popular psychology in general, and Jungian psychology in particular. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) had an almost mystical concern with our spiritual nature, and his fascination with oracles, dreams, and astrology, was in many ways closer to ancient occult teachings than the psychology of the twentieth century.

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Introducing the Tarot Section at the Astrology Room

Tarot – the very word sparks fascination and, for some of us, an irrational wariness. Maybe this is because it’s symbols spring from the realms of dreams, from forgotten history, and from myths and legends buried deep in our culture.  Our new, special tarot section aims to bring you a fresh, modern look at this centuries-old system of divination, meditation, and guidance.

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