Monday, May 7, 2007

Mom!! So Colorful Cards!!

Defining Tarot is not really necessary here. But i would like to summarize various definitions on Tarot.

What is Tarot?

A set of 78 cards with pictures and symbols that are used for divination by connecting the reader to the subconscious mind. The origin of the cards is unknown. Some guesses on the origin are from the Romany (Gypsy) people, but that is unsupported so far.

Divination by interpreting a set of 78 cards which carry pictures and symbols used to connect the diviner with the collective unconscious. The cards can be used to determine the past, present and future of an event or person and can become powerful tools in magical workings and rituals. ...

A set of 78 cards used in divination or to explore the unconscious. The 56 cards in the “minor arcana” are divided into four suits: wands (symbolizing action); cups (emotions); swords (intellect); and pentacles (material concerns). The 22 cards of the “major arcana” depict archetypes and elemental forces.

A form of divination using a set of cards, usually 76 cards.

A form of Divination, using a deck of 78 Cards: 22 Trumps or Major Arcana, and 56 Minor Arcana. The first Tarot deck seems to have appeared in Mediaeval times, though there is one legend that it goes back to Ancient Egypt. Aside from its divinatory uses, the Tarot is used Occult orders such as the Golden Dawn where the cards are closely mapped onto the various concepts of the Qabalah, especially the Tree of Life, and even the Golden Dawn conceptions of Astrology and the Cosmos.

(Tair-oh) - Divination using a set of 78 tarot cards which are laid out in such a fashion that the diviner interprets them to answer the question at hand.

Founded in the mid-1700's by a cabal of mystically inclined European noblemen, Tarot is the
largest criminal syndicate in the history of the world. The organization has a hand in nearly every criminal enterprise imaginable, from drug trafficking to white slavery. Tarot also engages in legitimate business (mostly as a cover for its criminal activity), and it could be argued that its legitimate businesses out-profit its criminal businesses.

A specific deck of cards that are used for divination or reading future events. It comes in many designs and

Cards used by fortune tellers, which esoterics of the Grail Quest believe to tell the alternative history of Jesus Christ.

a set of playing cards bearing allegorical representations, used for

tarot card: any of a set of (usually 72) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices and death and fortune etc.; used by fortunetellers

Tarot (Tar-oh) is a system of symbolic images on cards. Whatever their original significance, the cards have been used since they first surfaced as much for divinatory purposes as for trick-taking card games. Tarot is currently also used as tool for reflection on one's personal life, as well as an aid to meditation. Tarot is usually embodied in a deck of 78 cards, similar to a set of playing cards. In the English speaking world, tarot is widely regarded as a form of cartomancy.

Tarot is a heavy metal band from Finland.

Tarot is a trick-taking card game played throughout France, which uses a traditional 78-card
Tarot deck instead of the standard poker deck.