The History of the Progression of Tarot Cards

Tarot Cards

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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