What is Tarot Card Reading - Does mystic card really work

What is Tarot Card Reading - Does Mystic Card Really Work

Tarot card reading, especially in the 18th century, was used for occult and divination purposes. Its role was limited to that of ordinary playing cards in the 15th century. Overall, there are 78 tarot cards, each with its own imagery, symbolism, and story.

What is Tarot Card Reading?

Tarot Card Reading is the practice of reading tarot cards to glean insights into your life and find resolutions to obstacles you have faced, are facing, and will face in the future. Tarot Card Reading can also provide a lot of information about a person's present life as well. When the person becomes fully aware of the present, he or she gains the potential to change his/her way of thinking and acting.

The individual can make necessary changes through this technique, in his life in order to overcome the problems of the present as well as pre-empt roadblocks in the future.

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How Does Tarot card work?

Generally, in a one-to-one session, there are 2 people involved: the Tarot card reader, and another one is the seeker.


  1. Shuffle the Tarot card deck properly. Also, you should lay the deck upside down on a table and spread it in a semicircle.
  2. Depending on the nature of a query that the seeker/client places, the number of cards to be chosen is decided. It can be a 1 card solution or a multi-card solution. Generally, the client has the privilege to choose the cards.
  3. Depending on the positivity or resemblance of the card, the reader answers the client's query. It is important to understand that each and every card has a unique nature and different meanings associated with it.

Let's understand this in detail...

Generally, a tarot card deck consists of 2 sections; the minor arcana and the major arcana.

The Minor Arcana cards depict trivial and daily happenings and events occurring in an individual's life. Major Arcana depicts larger and profound lessons that have a significant role in life.

Minor Arcana Tarot Cards

The Minor Arcana comprises of 56 cards in the 78-card Tarot deck. Generally, in Minor Arcana, there are four suits of 14 cards each. Also, each suite consists of 14 cards and is numbered from 1 (Ace) to 10. Furthermore, these 10 cards are known as 'Pip' cards. It is followed by four 'Court' cards, the King, Queen, Knight, and Page.

Each suite comes under the category of a symbol, such as a Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword.

  • Suit of Cups

    This is analogous to the Water element.
    Represents Emotions and Feelings.

  • Suit of Pentacles

    This is analogous to the Earth element.
    Represents: Health, Money, and Finance. 

  • Suit of Swords

    This is analogous to the Air element.
    Represents Knowledge and Intellect.

  • Suit of Wands

    This is analogous to the Fire element.
    Represents Inspiration and Ambition.

Major Arcana Tarot Cards

The Major Arcana or trumps comprise 22 cards in the 78-card Tarot deck. Furthermore, the Major Arcana, are numbered from 0 to 21. Additionally, each Major Arcana depicts a scene, which features one or more people, with many symbolic elements.

  • The Fool

    Represents New start and initiative. 

  • The Magician

    Represents Innovation and creativity.

  • The High Priestess

    Represents Luck, Secret, and Mysticism.

  • The Empress

    Represents Pillar of stability, bond, and feminine power.

  • The Emperor

    Represents Pillar of strength, rules and masculine power.

  • The Hierophant

    Represents Belief, tradition, and religion.

  • The Lovers

    Represents Maturity, relationship, and love.

  • The Chariot

    Represents Willpower, determination, and victory.

  • Strength

    Represents Courage, passions, strength, confidence, patience, and compassion.

  • The Hermit

    Represents Inquisitive nature and seeker.

  • Wheel of Fortune

    Represents Destiny.

  • Justice

    Represents Truthfulness, law, and justice.

  • The Hanged Man

    Represents Aimless and no objective.

  • Death

    Represents End and completion.

  • Temperance

    Represents Great balance and strength between the different areas and people in your life that are working together.

  • The Devil

    Represents Behaviour, desire, fear compulsion and addiction.

  • The Tower

    Represents Disruption and Obstruction.

  • The Star

    Represents Optimism, hope, and happiness.

  • The Moon

    Represents Illusion, insecurity, and anxiety.

  • The Sun

    Represents Success, joy, warmth, and happiness. 

  • Judgment

    Represents Action, responsibility, act, and impartial nature.

  • The World

    The World is the final Major Arcana card Represents Goal, destination, fulfillment, and successful completion of an objective.

Myths about Tarot card reading

  • You cannot read your own tarots

    This is a myth, you can definitely learn and practice reading your own tarot cards.

  • Tarot card predictions are always true

    Tarot Card Reading is for effectively understanding the present, it doesn't predict the future. Certainly, it enables you to understand what is going right/wrong, and how you can change it. However, by no means is tarot cards one hundred percent accurate.

  • Other people shouldn't touch your tarot cards

    This is a superstition. The fact is, some people are careful and conservative and don't let others touch their cards.

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