Better Options to Foretell with the Best Tarot card
The tarot divination or “taromancy” is the application of cartomancy to the Tarot of Marseille cards or its historical or modern variants.
It is a divination art that uses all or some of the 78 cards of the Tarot. Depending on the context of use – oracle or more psychological approach – this practice of interpretation of maps is variously designated by different neologisms, for example “tarology”.
Before turning to taromancy and its use, it is necessary to specify the distinction between this first term and that of “tarology”.
While “tarology” refers to the science that studies the history and iconography of tarots and maps, taromancy refers to the divinatory use that is made of them. However, as we can imagine, the two are intimately linked since to properly exercise taromancy, it is necessary to have a minimum of knowledge about the symbolism of maps and their contextual meanings.
Taromancy is therefore, as we have just mentioned the observation of the drawing of cards. But what difference then with the cartomancy?
Cartomancy has a simpler form than the tarot game because it is based on a set of four colors. It is more easily assimilated to clairvoyance while the tarot, he offers through his 78 cards a game that will allow identifying more specific aspects.
Consisting of 22 major arcana symbols, and 56 minor arcana combining the colors of the traditional card game revisited (Hearts = Cups, Tiles = Sticks, Clovers = Deniers, Spades = Swords), riders and cards “Numerals”, the Tarot offers many drawing methods involving a variable number of cards.
Usually, it is agreed that we associate the major mysteries to the great events of life. The minor arcana, for their part give additional information on the prints. These are the options that go on for the tarot card readings.
The “Tarot of Marseille”
The tarot of Marseille is certainly the best known and the most used however its history remains a point on which the opinions diverge.
Its appearance dates from the 14th century but it seems that the first traces that were discovered in Egypt, in a somewhat variable form, are much earlier than this period.
Then we find iconographic images to draw oracles in China, Chaldea, and ancient Greece. It’s already the use of icons, archetypes for divinatory purposes.
It is said that the Tarots were brought back by travelers, gypsies, pilgrims, if not by knights of the Crusades … But in truth the origins and peregrination of tarots remain an enigma.
Highly prized by princes especially in Italy, tarots were primarily a game of money before being used thereafter as a divination art. It is here in northern Italy and parts of Europe (France, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium) that tarots will spread, not only as an instrument of divination, but also, in insider circles, as a teaching tool.
It is the image of the King, Nicolas Conver, who in 1760 drew a game of Tarot which will quickly become the reference for the seers of the 18th century.
In 1930, this tarot was reissued by Paul Marteau under the name Tarots de Marseille, which was one of the largest card publishing centers in France.
The structure of the traditional Tarots of Marseille complies, includes 78 cards among which we distinguish 22 major arcana and 56 minor arcana.
On these arcana also called “blades”, include a decor including characters and animals in a staged. All these elements have precise symbols and must be analyzed by the tarot consultant.
There is not a single draw of cards but a multitude
The divinatory use of the Tarot is not fixed in a single form of play. In addition to the tarots of Marseille which remain the reference in terms of divinatory tarot, there is a frightening multitude of tarots that have been created, making various modifications to the game.
Tarot of Marseille
Each of these games are based on a particular philosophy, that is to say on an idea that their author made of the world and who came to enrich the divinatory tarot.
The choice of a Tarot game by the occultist will depend on the affinity he has with the cards and the type of interpretation he seeks.
What is the Tarot for?
Traditionally and popularly, the tarot is a divinatory art, and as we said, a science of the “hidden” and not a “hidden” science.
It serves to suggest, advice on present or future situations that intrigue a consultant. For some taromancy practitioners, the tarot can go as far as affirming or revealing information. We speak vulgarly of tarology, but we should talk about taromancy.
Helping others by tarot is a delicate but recommended practice. This requires a game, some rules, faith and common sense. Some people, without even going into the “noble tarot” dimension can render excellent services to their neighbors.
However, its “noble” use is very little used because complex and delicate. It is the “hidden science” of which we are speaking here, his study reveals: not the futile necessities of our material life, but the meaning of life (as long as this sense really motivates us).
In this case the Tarot becomes a learning book about the world and its laws. Some call it the “Book of Thoth” (Hermes), or “The First Book of the World”.
The manipulation of the complete set of major arcana (22 cards), allows to read some messages, by associations and combinations geometric, cyclic or other. For that, it takes a game, patience, a lot of time, and often books and maybe even schools. In any case, a great interior work is necessary to advance in this art. It’s a very long job.
Can anyone learn to draw the tarot?
Everyone can learn to draw the tarot. It is sufficient at first to learn the meaning of the blades and their assemblies. Then you have to ask simple questions and draw the tarot always respecting the basic rules
Is it necessary to have a gift of clairvoyance for the practice of tarot?
No, it is not necessary to have clairvoyance gifts to be able to interpret the tarot’s blades. You just have to get a good idea of the meaning of the cards, as well as their assemblies, in order to answer questions that concern us. When you do not have a gift of clairvoyance, it’s not about taking yourself for Maud Kristen. On the other hand, in the case of a specific concern, we can use the tarot without any problem to give us an answer.