Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rider-Waite Tarot Cards - Your Guide to the Future

By Jodie Seymour

Mention Rider-Waite Tarot Cards - or Tarot
Cards in general - to people and they immediately conjure up an image
of a gypsy with dark hair, a mysterious air, and thick accent wearing
large gold hoop earrings, a silk blouse, and long, full, multi-colored
skirts. As you sit in a darkened room (or perhaps in a tent just off a
circus midway) the over sized cards with their strange images are laid
out before you and miraculously your most cherished dream, greatest
dread, or more likely a mixture of the two, is described in alarmingly
clear detail by this dark stranger.

But did you know you can use
Rider-Waite Tarot Cards and learn how to divine the future yourself?
You can learn to see into the future for yourself, your family, and
friends in a relatively short time and with often uncanny accuracy.

The
deck itself consists of 78-cards. The cards are divided into two parts:
The Major Acana and the Minor Aracana. There are 22 cards in the Major
Arcana. These cards include the Hierophant, the High Priestess, the
Magician, the Fool, Death, and the Hangman, among others. Although some
contend you can foretell what will happen with only the Major Arcana,
most feel it is important to use the remaining 56 Rider-Waite Tarot
Cards of the Minor Arcana as well. The Minor Arcana is made up of four
suits (Wands, Pentacles, Cups and Swords) of fourteen cards each.

As
you focus on a specific question from the person for whom you are doing
the reading, you need to lay some of the cards out in a prescribed
order. By taking the meaning of each of the individual cards and
coupling it with position in the layout you have used, you are able to
interpret what the cards are telling you and divine the future for the
question on the table. The more you practice asking questions and using
the cards for the answer, the quicker and more adept you become at
communicating their true meaning.

Rider-Waite Tarot Cards
are one of the oldest tarot decks in existence. They have a rich
history and provide a detailed symbolism of the cards of both the Major
and Minor Arcanas.

Visit Rider Waite Tarot Cards for more information, including where to get a deck of cards. Happy divining!


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