Author: Mager, Stefan
Description: *Australian*”The Tarot” generally refers to a pack of playing cards commonly numbering 78. Such cards began to appear in the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe and were used to play a variety of games. From the late 18th century mystics and occultists became interested in the cards and developed them into a tool for divination. The iconography presents a mixture of ancient symbols, religious allegories and historical events. The images are intriguing and closer study reveals a mysterious imagery that even skeptical minds cannot deny. The meanings of the cards change with time. Interpretations are flexible and invite a degree of creativity. Reading the Tarot is fascinating even for those who are not interested in the deeper meaning of the cards. The Tarot Guide seeks to provide an overview of the subject for both novice and expert and enable quick interpretations.