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It's on the cards

The tarot comprises archetypal images - linguistic, cultural, geographic and temporal and has many interpretations

THE TAROT is a deck of 78 cards that has been used to reveal hidden truths and is Egyptian in origin. Created as a game for nobles, it was not until centuries later that the cards emerged as a tool of divination. The cards hold the key to magical wisdom written by Thoth, the Egyptian god of inspired, written knowledge.

In the past few years, interest in the tarot has grown tremendously. Today's tarot card designs reflect special trends in sexuality, religion, culture and philosophy.

There are literally hundreds of interpretations. The diversity of styles allows tarot readers to choose a deck that suits their personalities, the subject of the reading, the person receiving the reading or any other variable as they so choose. Certain decks have a serious tone while others have a dream-like quality.

Login to the following websites and discover what the future has in store for you.

Magic symbols A fabulous online course that provides card meanings, layouts and over 100 decks to browse on line. You can use this course for free. The course is also offered as a book.

Resourceful site A very good site providing links to articles, interpretations, history, professional organizations and more.

You will find a lot of resources for beginners and seasoned tarot enthusiasts here.

Related snippets Find amusing and informative articles, paranormal news, stories, and tarot-related websites here.

The website is easy to read and follow. The site is under renovation and some of the sections might not be available but it is worth browsing through.

Go creative There is abundant information on do-it-yourself tarot reading. Find frequently asked questions on tarot and help on framing your question and choosing your deck. It also offers articles, a card of the day and free online readings.

Freebies A list of websites that purport to offer free readings via e-mail or online.

Live on website This is a community website for sharing information with each other and to assist in unlocking more of its secret knowledge. The website has a neat layout and is easy to browse.

Different level The website has lot of information on books, decks, freebies and a wide variety of divination and new-age related subjects. It has a search function and sometimes has special promotions.

Wicce's tarot site A tarot site with reviews of tarot decks, non-tarot decks, 10 worst and 10 best lists and the beginner's reading recommendations. Does not seem to have been updated recently, however. Well worth a read anyway.

Online oracles Simply choose a deck and ask a question to get a free online tarot reading. The website is very well designed and easy to read and use.

Tarot school Learn lessons online, through phone or e-mail. More than a thousand students have taken live classes at The Tarot School since it opened its doors in 1995.


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