Tarot cards are definitely a controversial topic in the modern society. Perhaps this is because most people associate such practices as fortune telling, palm reading, and tarot cards with the dark witch-hunting episodes of the 15th century.
This is around the time that card reading started taking root in the society. Unlike witch-hunting that was fuelled by a number of catastrophes and strange occurrences in the society, tarot decks actually evolved from normal card playing games.
Unless you understand the art of reading decks, you will always view the practice from a negative and judgemental perspective.
Fortune telling using a deck of cards has always been a preserve of the elite of every society.
Elite meaning very few people have actually been able to master the art and command significant following, historically and even presently.
Currently, you will find a number of sites raking in millions of dollars by claiming to teach people how to read cards.
There are even YouTube tutorials
However, if you begin to dig deep you will realize that the real information still rests with a few talented individuals. In real sense, if everyone could tell the future then life would be a boring journey with no suprises and amazing things to look forward to.
An important question you should be asking yourself is how can a person put into memory the meaning of more than 70 cards. Well for an ordinary person without experience, this might seem impossible.
Modern decks used by fortune tellers and psychics actually owe their invention to Arthur Edward Waite in early 1900s.
His colllection had a total of 78 cards; 22 of these were designated ‘major arcana’ while 58 were “minor arcana. The drawings were done by Pamela Coleman Smith, a famous British artist.
If go back in history you will realize that the invention of Tarot cards involved a number of prominent people in the society.
Symbols have meaning and are used in different fields in the society including literature. Symbols work contextually and it requires a person who has done research to tell you the meaning of the card you have picked.
What you need to understand is that a single card will have a universal meaning. In essence, do not be fooled into thinking that just about anyone can read cards.
Another question that most people ask is why read cards in the first place? Well you only have to walk around to understand how anxious people are about the future. You do not use cards to harm people or change the future.
The readings only allow you to prepare for it effectively. Contrary to the popular belief, readers do not promote any form of magic or occult. Fortune telling sheds some light into your future to allow you to make necessary arrangements whether personal or for business.
The cards actually speak, but you need to learn the language to understand what they are saying. This is exactly what professional tarot card readers have mastered. In essence, if you remove the negative perceptions associated with the practice you can learn some few tricks and enjoy the practice of fortune telling.