What are the Rider-Waite Tarot Cards?

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Rev Bridget Schaas with Tarot Cards

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These Rider-Waite tarot cards consist of 78 cards. The Major Arcana is comprised of 22 cards and the remaining 56 cards are the pip cards. These pip cards consists of four suits and the court cards, including the knights.

These suits of the Rider-Waite tarot cards are the wands, cups, swords, and pentacles. In today’s regular deck of cards are the clubs, hearts, spades, and diamonds.

The Major Arcana of these tarot cards, can show you who you are and with the card reader’s intuition, tap into your unconscious part of your mind. The numbered cards depict everyday concerns. The court cards show different aspects of your personality or the different people you meet or know. It also shows what your energy is like, based by whatever court cards show up. The different court cards show different energy.

As a tarot card reader, I use my intuition and psychic ability through the use of these Rider-Waite tarot cards. This brings depth to my tarot card readings with my client. The artistry and designs by Pamela Colman Smith and the originator of these tarot cards, Arthur Waite, I feel, makes this depth of card reading, possible.

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The History of the Progression of Tarot Cards

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Rev. Bridget holding tarot cards

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The History of the progression of tarot cards was at first undecided.
Man used various methods of divination to get answers to questions
concerning their lives. The first date of tarot cards noted and dated
was back in 1392, when the King of France had tarot cards.

Various Tarot Cards in Europe

In Europe, various tarot cards existed that had different artistry and
numbers. A few noted tarot card decks had 78 cards. Of those, 22
cards were the now Major Arcana.
Then the famous Tarochi and Marseilles influences came. These tarot
cards helped bring about the English Rider-Waite tarot card deck
much later. The Rider-Waite tarot card deck is the famous card
deck, we know today. As an example, the Marseilles tarot cards
produced four suits and had no pictures. There were also less
popular tarot card decks that were used in Europe. Their
suits and numbers on the cards were different.

Revolution of the Tarot Cards

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, England was coming to
life. Tarot cards were scarce and hardly known in England.
Two people, Arthur Waite and Pamela Colman Smith were
notably associated with the mystical, refined minds in England.
Waite was influenced through his various associations,
when it came tothe tarot card deck he and Smith ended
up producing. After she was contacted by Waite,
Pamela Colman Smith, a popular, talented artist,
worked hard on Arthur Waite’s tarot card deck. She was responsible
for many of the tarot cards’ artistry and details. At that time,
Smith was in high demand for many projects.
Willian Ryder published the finished tarot card deck in 1909-the
Rider-Waite tarot card deck. Throughout the world, others produced
tarot card decks, but they are all compared to the Rider-Waite tarot
card deck.

The Aquarian Age

Since the Aquarian Age is upon us, it is certain, more tarot cards will be produced.  For greater spirituality, psychic ability, prevails. This Rider-Waite tarot card deck strongly resonates with me and my clients, especially dealing with the strong artistry and attention to detail.

The Present Influence of the Tarot Cards

Hay House, whose origin is in the United States, England, Australia,and India, sells tarot cards produced by different card readers.  For an example, Radleigh Valentine  uses Angel Tarot Cards, which he co-produced. These Angel Tarot Cards are milder than the Rider-Waite Tarot Cards. Some changes were also made in the Major Arcana. Even playing cards of today, evolved from the much earlier tarot cards decks.

The 2020s’ Continues

Now, tarot cards are in more demand by people everywhere. Here, using tarot cards, one can see oneself, taking various paths in the different areas of life. Tarot cards can light the path for those utilizing these cards. As such, the history of the progression of tarot cards moves on.

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Tarot Cards Resonate with my Clients

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Rev. Bridget Schaas holding five tarot cards, waiting to read them.


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Tarot cards resonate with my clients. These cards are
more specific in answering questions and concerns
that both you and I have.  We want answers to pressing
issues, concerning family, career, love, romance, health,
money, spiritual development, and our life purpose.

We are so busy today and then we have a lot of electronic
devices. That makes it even harder to concentrate on
our everyday lives and concerns. There is so much more going on in the world today, because of our many electronic devices. That makes it
hard to focus on everyday concerns. Too often those
concerns take a back seat.

Tarot cards bring you back more quickly where you
need to focus- on everyday personal, family, and
relationship life issues and doings.

I, basically, use tarot cards-the Rider-Waite tarot cards.
These tarot cards resonate with my clients. The Rider-
Waite tarot cards are more detailed and specific.

They resonate with me very well. There is more details and
symbolism in those tarot cards. Other tarot cards are
also known to be more specific and detailed.

When I feel led, sometimes I will use oracle cards  with
the tarot cards depending on my client.
But basically, tarot cards resonate with my clients.

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