Tarot is an ancient form of a therapy, counselling and mirroring souls and spirits. It is a pictorial form representing the summary of all the knowledge, energies and wisdom of spiritual masters. It answers the questions related to past, present and future. It is an element of self-discovery and to know one’s own intuition. It has a dense correlation with spirits. It is not a tool for any black magic.
It teaches us a balance of 4 classical elements:
Air Water Fire Earth
All the four elements are equally necessary.
Tarot Cards is a pack of cards that represents the Egyptian hieroglyphic book of 78 tables that come to us miraculously.
Our subconscious mind has much to tell us, but it cannot speak directly. So it speaks through our dreams, hunches and feelings. Tarot cards help us to understand those dreams and listen to our subconscious mind. The Subconscious mind does not speak in any language instead, it gives an indication in the form of pictures, fragments, representations, substitutions and transferred references. Tarot card help us to unlock these pictures and fragments of the subconscious mind through the pictures print on them which speak in defined sentences and convert the images of subconscious in sentences.
Tarot also teaches us that how to make a balance with the four elements of nature air, fire, water, and earth. As the water is not better than fire, nor earth than air. All four elements have valuable lessons for us. They are gifts for us as well as a challenges. All these elements tell us something with the help of symbols and if this symbolism is correctly used, they mean almost one and the same thing. Symbolism cannot be learnt as one learn to build a bridge or speak a foreign language. To learn the symbolism one need to be creative thinker, special cast of mind and a developed imagination are required. If one, who understand the use of symbolism in the arts in the general life, even then a special training of the mind is necessary to understand the language of initiates and express the language the intuitions as they arise.
There are many methods for developing the “sense of symbols” in those who are striving to understand the hidden forces of nature and man, and for teaching the fundamental principles as well as the elements of the esoteric language. The most synthetic, and one of the most interesting of these methods, is the Tarot.
HISTORY OF TAROT
This pack of cards , according to many investigators, represents the Egyptian hieroglyphic book of seventy-eight tablet, which came to us miraculously.
The history of the Tarot is a great puzzle. During the Middle Age, it first appeared historically. There existed a tendency to build up synthetic symbolical or logical systems like that of Ars Magna by Raymond Lully. But productions similar to the Tarot exist in India and China, so that we cannot possibly think it as one of those systems created during the Middle Ages in Europe; it is also connected with the Ancient Mysteries and the Egyptian initiations. Although its origin is in oblivion and the aim of its author/s is quite unknown, but without any doubt it is the most complete code of Hermetic symbolism we possess.
The earliest deck of tarot cards came from Italy in the 14th century, from where later it reached France and since then it reached. And since then we know them as Tarot Cards.
Tarot is a French term for a deck of 78 cards employed in game and divination. Numerous Tarot cards have been designed by various artists in different cultures, one of the most famous was by Raider Waite in 1910.
There are four suits in tarot. These different suits correspond to various elements of Nature
- Element of Air
- Element of Water
- Element of Fire
- Element of Earth
Elements of nature have been a part of elementary learning in the ancient times. It has been a major belief since ages that the materialistic life is made up of these elements, and nothing would have been possible without them.
If we think practically, its true as Without Earth there would have been no Planets, Without Sun no Fire and Without Air and Water, there would have been no life.
These elements are a part of overall principle of polarity which is strongly emphasized on Tarot
Element of Air
Spirit, Communication, Intellectual Development, Rationalization and Inspiration come under the Element of Air.
Element of Water
Intuition, Psychism, feelings and a whole range of human emotions come under the Element of Water.
Element of Fire
Willpower, the Ego, Growth and Development, Energy and Brightness comes under Element of Fire.
Element of Earth
Finance, Money, Business, Home life, Domesticity, Family and Security comes under the Element of Earth