22 playing cards The Venetian or Piedmontese tarot is the foundation of the common contemporary tarot deck. It is made up of 78 cards separated into two groups: the major arcana (22 cards, often known as trumps) and the minor arcana (56 cards).
The major arcana can be divided into four parts: the king, the queen, the jack, and the ten. These terms come from card games where each suit represents a different player. In the Venetian tarot, there is one king for every court in the game, one queen, and so on. There are also four knights; these cards are special cases that will be discussed later.
Within each part, there are three cards that are considered to be rulers: the emperor, the emperor's wife, or mistress, and the pope. They are usually shown with their family tree as a reminder of their power and position within society. Above them are three other important figures: God, the Devil, and Death. They are usually shown wearing robes because they are regarded as representatives of religion who act as judge at the end of life. Below them are shown the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. This is used to represent nature and how we are connected to it.
When you look at a modern tarot deck, you will usually find cards with similar imagery on them.
78 playing cards The 13th card of the main arcana is Death. The Venetian or Piedmontese tarot is the foundation of the common contemporary tarot deck. The Moon is the major arcana's 18th card. The Death card is used to represent both natural and non-natural deaths, such as that of a loved one.
There are actually three types of death cards: life, loss, and transformation. Life cards are those that show someone living their life actively and enjoying themselves. They are usually happy and successful individuals who have good lives. Loss cards show someone losing something they love, such as a friend or family member. These people are often very sad. Transformation cards show someone changing physically or mentally. They may be having some kind of medical procedure done or they may be going through a spiritual awakening.
Losing your life means losing everything you own, including friends and family. You will no longer be able to see them or talk to them. This card can also mean losing control over yourself; if you lose your temper or do something you regret, you have lost your life.
Death is not only about losing what you have, it is also about leaving things behind. When you die, you leave this world and go back home to God. This card shows that death is a part of life that we all have to experience at some point.
The Tarot Deck's whole 78-card deck The Tarot card deck has 78 cards, each with its unique divination meaning: 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana. The use of playing cards for divination dates back to the Renaissance. They became popular again in 17th-century Europe where they were made by various companies including "Piquet" which came to mean poker.
Playing cards have been used for divination ever since they were first invented. Modern practitioners usually use modified versions of the traditional layout or design elements. There are many different types of divinatory practices associated with playing cards including cartomancy (reading the future in a pack of cards), trigonometry (using the numbers on cards to calculate mathematical formulas), and even astrology (reading the charts of the planets in relation to cards).
The earliest known reference to tarot cards is in a book written in 1357 called "Le Jardin des Plantes". It shows plants for healing along with drawings that sometimes include people. This indicates that the practice of drawing pictures to interpret dreams/visions was already well established at the time.
Tarot cards are also mentioned in several other books from around this time period such as "De Divina Proportione" and "Les Jeux de Pharaon". These references confirm that the design of modern tarot cards had been established by about 1350.
Though their designs vary significantly, all tarot cards are similar in a few aspects. Each deck has 78 cards, which are split into two groups: the major and minor arcana. The Major Arcana are the deck's 22 trump cards, and when they are drawn during a reading, they often relate to more significant influences and discoveries. The Minor Arcana consist of the other 56 cards, which represent situations and events that may arise during a reading. These include love stories, trials and tribulations, answers, and more.
Tarot cards first appeared in Europe around 1450. They were originally used by card players to make predictions about future events. Over time, they became popular with fortune-tellers and psychics, who would read the images and messages written on them.
Today, tarot cards are widely used throughout the world to seek advice, explore possibilities, make decisions, and more. Anyone can learn to read tarot cards, but professional readers usually have training in psychology, metaphysics, spirituality, or divination.
Tarot cards are popular subjects for artists. Many different artists have produced illustrations for tarot decks, including Raphael, Michelangelo, Giordano, and more. There are also tarot card games based on these drawings. One example is Tarot de Géant, which means "Giant Tarot" in French.