The tarot is a pack of 78 playing cards used by mystics and occultists for foretelling the future as well as for giving you a peek into your spiritual and mental pathway. Tarot cards have existed since the mid-15th century in various parts of the European continent. However, at that point it was basically used to play card games such as French tarot or the Italian tarocchini.
The word itself is derived from the Italian word tarocchi, a word which has no known origin. Some believe that the word is related to the Taro River in northern Italy. Others believe that the word originated from an Arabic word, turuq, which means "ways".
The cards seem to have come from Mamluk, Egypt, in the 14th century. At that point in time, the suits were Staves, Cups, Coins, and Swords - quite similar to the suits that exist these days.
In Europe the first tarot card deck was created in Milan, Ferrara, and Bologna in Northern Italy. This was between the years 1430 and 1450. The original purpose of the tarot was to play games. In the 18th century, the tarot began to be used for divination purposes. Manuscripts from the era reveal that there was a specific way of laying out the cards, and there was a divinatory meaning associated with each card.
The tarot has four suits, but this can vary depending on the region. Jean-Baptiste Alliette, popularly known as Etteilla, was the first to create a tarot deck especially for the purposes of divination. This 78-card deck has two distinct parts.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to understand the tarot quickly and easily!
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By Sianygirl3 on 16-10-16

10 of Swords was missing.

it was ok... didn't learn anything new and the 10 of Swords seemed to have been skipped.

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By mandy al-qattan on 11-06-16

Good descriptive

If you could sum up Easy Guide to the Tarot in three words, what would they be?

This is a very good audiobook but what is disappointing is they have missed the ten of swords out altogether, I would have given five stars had it not been for this

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By Kelly on 30-07-16

Good, Thanks for Meanings of TAROT

well read, well done, easy to listen to, exactly what I was looking for TWO THUMBS UP, THANKS!

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By on 22-02-16

very good for beginners

other than skipping the 10 of swords was very informative. I do want more explanations of tarot.

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