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What are the benefits of using tarot cards?

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Tarot cards are symbols of mystery, wisdom, and guidance. Tarot card readers believe that the cards enable you to gain insight into the past, present, and future. Tarot cards can help you to better understand yourself and the people around you. Finally, Tarot cards can help you get a head start on where your life may be headed. This might not sound too impressive at first, but because the Tarot cards are not designed to measure talent or ability they can help you identify what you're good at and what you love to do without any bias. This can help you make better life decisions, such as getting into the right college or career path. Benefits of using tarot cards...

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Why did I decide to add a multidimensional (AR) guidebook app to Fantôme?

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Hello, my dear reader. I hope you are doing well. You might be aware that I'm currently running a Kickstarter campaign. In the campaign, I'm raising the funds for a very special tarot deck which I named Fantôme. Besides the beautiful imagery, this deck also comes with something I never offered before - a multidimensional guidebook in the form of an AR app. I wanted to use this opportunity to talk more about why I decided to offer something like this next to the deck.   I want to offer you a new & unique experience While Fantôme does include a printed guidebook, I want to do something more. I want to offer you a new experience. I want to...

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Fantôme's Kickstarter Prelaunch Update

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In one week - 7 short days - my first ever Kickstarter campaign will go live. It's a weird feeling of nervousness, happiness, and excitement, all bundled into one.  Over the past few months, I really give it my best to design something unique, something that the tarot community hasn't seen before. You helped a lot. Your feedback and comments pushed me to do better and I'll be forever grateful for this.  The culmination of this work is Fantôme - a 78-card tarot deck - which is accompanied by a printed guidebook and - to my knowledge - the world's first digital multidimensional guidebook in the form of an augmented reality (AR) mobile app.  Before the campaign launches next week,...

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Tarot: 2,000 Years of Wisdom

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It's no secret that we're interested in tarot — but why? For those who haven't heard of it, the tarot is a centuries-old divination tool that reads the past, present, and future. The cards are designed to give people insight into their current situation and future events and to help them plan ahead. It's a game of chance at its core, but it can be read as a metaphor for life more broadly. Getting started with tarot There are more than 8,000 decks of tarot cards in the world today, so it can be difficult to choose which one to start with. There are many different styles of tarot cards, and some of the most popular include the Rider-Waite deck,...

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Can anyone learn to read tarot and successfully give an accurate reading?

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Is there a future in reading tarot? What is the answer to can anyone learn to read tarot? The short answer is yes, absolutely anyone can learn to read tarot. However, it is not as simple as just learning the meanings of the cards. The fact that you are reading this article shows that you are already on the right path in your journey to become a professional tarot reader. Learning to read tarot The best way to start learning tarot is learn a bit about tarot's history. Then try to study the cards. Start learning the major cards, then go for the minor cards. Start learning different spreads and how and when to use them. Also learn how to...

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How to get the most out of Tarot readings

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While there are plenty of ways to learn about tarot, the best way is often through a personal tarot reading. Yet, if you've never had one before, it can be hard to know where to start. The history of Tarot Around 1781, the discovery of tarot card reading was made by the French and British. They started reading and analyzing the symbol on the cards. They understood those symbols and extracted meanings out of those symbols. They realized that these cards mean more than just playing trump cards. They then gradually started using these cards as divination tools to introduce the readers and writers to Tarot. Soon after this discovery, these cards became an occult philosophy. One of the most...

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Tips for new Tarot card readers

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So you’ve finally done it! You’ve found your perfect set of tarot cards and are ready to become the best tarot card reader out there. You take out the cards from the deck, admire their beautiful artwork, and then… you realize there are quite a few cards here. You know some of them but the rest you aren’t too knowledgeable on. That is to be expected. There is so much to learn when it comes to tarot cards! At first glance it can seem very overwhelming – how are you supposed to know the meanings of all 78 tarot cards? Well never fear because this article is designed to make things a lot easier for you. Read the tips ahead to find...

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What are the differences between Tarot Cards and Oracle Cards?

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Tarot and oracle card decks are distinct but their readings can be complementary. A tarot card deck usually consists of 78 cards (22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana) while oracle cards are arbitrary, ranging from 12 to 100 cards. In this sense, tarot cards have some structure while oracle cards present countless possibilities.    Themes and meanings Most tarot cards are derivatives of the Rider-Waite tarot deck, whose symbols and imagery are influenced by Eliphas Levi (1801-1875), considered the greatest occultist of the 19th century. The images of tarot cards vary but their meanings are similar. This commonality is missing in Oracle cards: each deck has its own set of meanings.    When to use each Major Arcana cards represent the major themes and...

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The Meaning of Major Arcana in Tarot Cards

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‘Arcana’ is the plural of ‘arcanum’, which is derived from the Latin word ‘arcanus’, meaning ‘secret’. Major Arcana cards in a tarot deck represent life themes and lessons that reflect your worldly and spiritual realities. The use of Major Arcana cards in tarot readings is linked to a desire to be more deeply attuned to the patterning unfolding in life, in the belief that all experiences are meaningful, related and correct.   How many Arcanas are there? Major Arcana cards are the trump cards of a classic Raider-Waite-inspired deck comprising 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards, starting with the Fool at zero and 21 numbered cards ending on ‘The World’. The remaining 56 cards constitute the Minor Arcana,...

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What is a Rider-Waite tarot deck and where does it come from?

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Tarot is one of the most popular divination practices, and though occultists have been drawing allegorical cards for centuries, illustrated decks are now popping up all over. But what exactly tarot is and where does it come from? What is Tarot? Tarot is a symbolic map of consciousness that encompasses our journey through life, both spiritually and practically. Tarot reading is the practice of divining wisdom and guidance through a specific spread (or layout) of Tarot cards. However, contrary to popular belief, the cards do not simply tell your fortune, and one does not have to be a psychic to give Tarot readings. The cards are meant to provide insight into the innermost truths of your higher self. In other words,...

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