Beauty of Tarot

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The origins of the tarot are not unlike the cards themselves—somewhat veiled. It is generally accepted that their origins are deeply rooted in many religious rituals and symbols of ancient Egypt. History only concedes their physical evidence can be traced to the origins of the card game, I Trionfi, in Milan 1356-74. Hand-painted cards were imported into Italy and Spain in 1370 from Egypt contained sacred symbols from the traditions of Egypt, Hebrew, Kabala, and Astrology. Cards were hand-painted then, which made production expensive and scarce. The oldest surviving tarot cards are from 15 fragmented decks painted in the mid-15th century for the Visconti-Sforza family, the rulers of Milan.

Playing cards had been around for about 40 years prior. What makes the tarot unique is in addition to the “face cards” and “number cards” of our regular playing deck, the tarot has “carte da trionfi,” triumph cards or winning cards, as they were referred to in ancient scripts. Today we call this differentiating portion of the deck the Major Arcana. This is where we’ll start to explore the magic and power of this tool of divination.

The Tarot is made up of three parts:

The Major Arcana: important life-step changes, invitations, and life lessons

The Number Cards: day-to-day occurrences, blessings, and challenges

The Court Cards: people, archetypes, or situations in our lives or ourselves

Pre-Work/Schedule

Major Arcana Part I

Watch these videos prior to our live class on Monday, March 1.

Videos

Zoom Session 1: March 1

Major Arcana Part II

Watch these videos prior to our live class on Monday, March 8.

Zoom Session 2: March 8

The Number Cards

Watch these videos prior to our live class on Monday, March 15.

Zoom Session 3: March 15

Court Cards

Watch these videos prior to our live class on Monday, March 22.

Zoom Q&A Session: March 20

Zoom Session 4: March 22

Zoom Session 5: March 29

Bonus Session: April 5

Zoom Class Info

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Downloads

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Major Arcana Overview
Number Cards Overview
Court Cards Overview
Guidelines for Reading
Prayer of Protection
3-Card Spread
Elliptical/7-Card Spread
Celtic Cross /10-Card Spread

How to Shuffle