Tarot Cards: what do they mean?

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Tarot Cards: what do they mean?

Sophie Newland, Staff Writer

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Tarot. Starting in the 14th century, these are some of the oldest playing cards used to this day. You may have heard of tarot cards, mostly getting read by a cheesy fortune teller  trying to take your money. But to a lot of tarot readers, it is a serious and personal way to help someone learn more about their inner self.

For those that don’t know what Tarot is, it consists of  a 78-card pack of illustrative cards. The cards are separated into the Minor and the Major Arcana: guiding ‘Tarot readers’ in a form of divination to tell you about your current events and your inner feelings.

The cards work with nothing but coincidence and fate. In the Minor Arcana deck, there are four suits just like any playing cards except they are called cups, wands, swords, and pentacles. Each suit represents four psychological themes: feelings, intuition, thinking, and sensation. Though there are so many ways to read tarot cards, the most traditional way to is in a Celtic Cross with only the Minor Arcana deck. Each card is shuffled and put in the correct order of a Celtic Cross with each point meaning a different purpose as to how the card corresponds to you.