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The History Of Tarot Cards

Aug 17, 2008
The origin of tarot cards is northern Italy in the fifteenth century. The cards were originally designed for a game that is a lot like the game of bridge. The original deck of tarot cards had all of the same cards as a traditional deck of cards with the addition of the twenty-two cards that we know today as the tarot cards.

The tarot deck was used for a game called Triumphs and it was a big hit among the elites of the time period. During this time, cards were hand painted so the cost of the cards was quite high and only the very rich could afford to own them. As the cards were taken to different geographic areas they began to take on new pictures and symbols for the tarot cards.

The game was very popular during this time and there were many decks created for playing. However, because each of the cards had to be hand painted it was not a game that everyone had the privilege of playing. Only the very rich could afford the deck of cards to play the game of Triumphs.

It wasn't for centuries that the symbolic pictures on the card began to be seen as magical and mystical. This is where the current reputation for tarot cards began.

The creation of the tarot deck is attributed to the Duke of Milan according to some of the theories. He commissioned a servant to come up with a new game for his entertainment. There is also an accompanying book that was written about the new cards and the game of Triumphs.

When you purchase tarot cards today, you will find that there are a number of different styles of cards to choose from. The number of the cards and the particular tarot or trump cards is the same in every deck, but what are different are the symbols and pictures that are used to represent the meanings. Tarot cards are very beautiful and make an excellent item to collect.

There have also been many spreads of the tarot created since they achieved their status as a psychic tool. The spread is the pattern that the cards are laid out. Each spread has its unique benefits and is appropriate for a particular type of reading. Depending on the type of questions you are asking the psychic, she will choose a particular spread for your reading.

However these lovely cards were created, we are treated to the art and culture of the past whenever a tarot deck is used. They are a beautiful symbol of a time gone by. The artistry that is used in a deck of tarot cards cannot be compared with any other game that has ever been invented. Perhaps the detail and the attention to the beauty of the cards is what have led to the assertion that the cards have more meaning than can be found in a game.
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Are you searching for tarot cards? Choose the one that has the most meaning for you by looking at the different representations of the symbols in the tarot deck. Learn more about tarot reading and online psychics on PsychicEclipse.com.
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