What is Tarot?
Tarot as we know it today came about in 14th century Italy, but the concept of divination by tablets, stones or cards began far earlier. The Egyptians used a form of pictorial divination as did ancient Greek and Indian cultures. All of these came as a natural progression from Runic stones, sticks, totems and similar methods common to almost every ancient civilisation.
What are Tarot Cards?
Modern Tarot uses a 78 card pictorial deck which are further split into 22 Major Arcana (Greater secrets) and the 56 Minor Arcana (Lesser Secrets),
The Major Arcana are concerned with the life path. They describe aspects of both the questioner and the people they interact with. Some Tarot readers use only the Major cards.
The Minor Arcana are divided into the four suits of Cups, Wands, Pentacles and Swords (these names may vary between decks)
These suits relate directly to the common playing card suits of Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades, from which they are derived and like playing cards have Court (Page, Knight, Queen and King) cards and Pip cards (Ace to Ten), and it is these lesser cards that reflect our conscious and unconscious thoughts, motives and actions.
Put them all together in a tarot reading which can provide a useful indication of the direction we might wish to take in the future.
What can you expect to happen in a reading?
Each reading is different in aspect because each person consulting the cards has different needs and expectations.
Each Tarot reader has their own method of reading. Some use only the Major Arcana, whilst others using Major and Minor. Others still will use multiple decks, or identify the crux of the reading with oracle decks.
The decks used are almost as many and various as the readers themselves. Some are base on the traditional Italian cards and very similar in appearance to the standard playing card decks on which they are based. Most modern decks are based on the famous Ryder Waite. The art work in these decks are not merely decorative but also heavily symbolic.
Each card has many symbols, and when in combination with the cards laid around it will convey detailed information to the reader.
With 78 cards to choose from the variations are verging on the endless.
Added to this plethora of combinations we must also consider the ‘spreads’ used. The best known of these being the Celtic Cross. There are many, many, variations and once again each will differ from reader to reader. The spread used may vary according to the question and the time period being questioned.
What can Tarot do for you?
Tarot is a guide, a tool if you will, showing you the paths open to you. It gives you glimpses of possible futures – and it is free will that allows you to use that information well.
Remember here that the tarot will seldom tell you what you want to hear but almost always tell you what you need to know.
For insights into your past and present, and how it could shape your future, book a reading now.
We cannot give advice on medical or legal matters and will always advise that a questioner seek help from appropriate professionals in those spheres of life.
Sadly the Tarot will not give you the winning Lottery numbers or predict what you will get for your birthday, but will often give you great insight into what the trends in your life are and how you might deal with them.
Always remember that the future is an unknown land and that free will through your own actions and those of others, will always affect the outcomes. We cannot be held responsible for actions taken as a result of any readings.
£30 full reading
£20 for short reading (Celtic Cross only)
We can provide tarot readings for your party in Staffs Moorland Moorlands and local surrounding area at a cost of £120 for up to six readings and £10 for each additional reading thereafter. (Maximum 20).
It is advised that you provide a private area for readings.