Discerning The Inner Meaning of Tarot Decks

Learning about tarot decks will probably open your eyes to some things you never knew about tarot. For instance, many people aren't aware that the cards themselves have changed greatly since they were first created many centuries ago. Today it's important to know about the significance of different decks and what makes them special.

A Change

The tarot decks that we see today are not the ones that were in use in ancient times. We must remember that the way these cards are used has also changed over time - however, the root concepts remain the same. The modern decks used for tarot have been designed by the Order of the Golden Dawn. These cards are specially designed for spell work and to work with the Tree of Life. It is estimated that these cards were created sometime in the late 19 century and they are what are mainly used today.

So why did this change occur in the first place? Well, tarot has always been used for divination purposes - specifically it has been used by people to get a rough guideline for what the future holds. However, in recent times, more magicians became interested in using tarot for spells and magic work. As a result, today's decks can be used for spell work, straight divination and working with the Tree of Life.

Choosing The Right Decks

If you're a beginner, it is recommended that you don't start with advanced tarot decks. Instead, it's a good idea to get a feel for tarot using a beginner set of cards like the Waite-Rider deck. As you become more proficient in the craft, you'll be able to hone in on what you want to use tarot for. If you're simply interested in divination, then any tarot cards will work. But if you're looking to do spell work, then Morgan-Greer or the Thoth decks are recommended. If you're looking to do a great piece of work concerning the Tree of Life, it's best to go with the more modern tarot cards rather than the ancient ones. Finding the right decks does take time and you'll need to really get a feel for the cards to find the right one for you.

Once you've chosen the deck you want to work with, you'll need to key your cards. This means that you need to personalize the cards, as you are going to be using them as tools of magic. This is especially important if you plan on doing spell work - keying also allows you to give more accurate readings. Many people also use signifiers when they read tarot - this is useful as it guarantees that you will only learn about the person or thing you want to know about. In other words, it focuses your energy. It's best to choose a signifier based on the sun sign and age of that person.

It's not uncommon for people to have multiple tarot decks, which they use for different occasions. Remember that the best way to find the right cards for you is to try them out first to get a feel of them.