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Tarot Cards first arrived in the 15th century and later became used for divination, tarot card readings and by the occult in the 18th century. The deck can be used for paranormal uses and also for personal use, many using them to gain an understanding of the happenings in their life. Tarot has a long history of being linked to the occult. They are also known as Waite-Smith and Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Decks. There are many types of decks available now all suited to different purposes. The most common type is the well-known 78 card deck first used by the occult in 1789.




What are tarot cards?

It's a playing card deck that used for divination and psychic readings. They are believed to have been launched in Italy in the 15th century. And have been used ever since to gain insight into the past, present, and future.


How many cards are in a tarot card deck?

A traditional deck contains 78 cards. There are 22 major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana cards. The minor arcana cards are further divided into four suits. Each suit has 14 cards; Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles.


How do you read tarot cards?

Once you have learned the meaning of each card, you can read your deck in different ways. You, or the person you are giving a reading to, will first think of a question. Then you shuffle the deck and place each card down. You then interpret each card based on its meaning and position in the reading.


How do you shuffle tarot cards?

There are many easy ways to shuffle your deck. The standard method is to hold the deck in one hand and use the other to cut the deck into three piles. Then, mix the piles back together. Cut the deck again, and repeat the process several times.


How do you cleanse your cards?

You are not required to cleanse your deck, it's a personal preference. Common methods are smudging with sage, and leaving the cards in direct sun or moonlight. Or can place your deck near a cleansing crystal such as clear quartz. It’s important to store them in a safe, clean space when not in use.