tarot card meaning

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : how does a deck of 52 playing cards add up to 365. which is a symbol for the days of the year?

I have been researching the nature of the cards and want to know if I could use a regular deck like tarot cards and find meaning in them.

Answer by Clay
You can. They are known as the Minor Arcana, and each has a meaning.

As for the calendar thing, each card is a week, and the joker is only a day.

Answer by Helen
“‘The Deck of Cards’ is a story set during World War II, where a group of Army soldiers, on a long hike during a campaign in southern Italy, had arrived and camped near a town named Cassino. While Scripture is being read, one boy who has only a deck of playing cards, pulls them out and spreads them in front of him. He is immediately spotted by a sergeant, who orders the soldier to put them away (thinking he’s playing cards in church). The soldier is then arrested and taken before the Provost Marshal to be punished.

The Provost Marshal demands an explanation, to which the soldier explains the significance of each card:

Ace: The one true God
Deuce: The Old Testament and New Testament in the Bible
Trey/Three: The Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit/Ghost
Four: St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. John, evangelists and authors of the four Gospels
Five: The two groups of five virgins who trimmed their lamps for a wedding. Five were wise (by saving enough oil) and were admitted, while the other five were foolish (did not have enough oil) and were shut out.
Six: God created the Earth in six days.
Seven: God rested on the seventh day, now known as the Sabbath.
Eight: The eight righteous people whom God saved during the Great Flood: Noah, his wife, their three sons, and their wives.
Nine: Of the ten lepers whom Jesus cleansed, nine of them didn’t even thank him.
Ten: The Ten Commandments God handed down to Moses.
King: Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, or alternatively, God the Father.
Queen: Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus and Queen of Heaven.
Jack or Knaves: Satan or the Devil
365 Spots: Days in a year (basic deck actually contains 364 + one Joker, though most decks of cards will contain two jokers)
52 Cards: Number of weeks in a year
Thirteen Tricks: Number of weeks in a quarter
Four Suits: Approximate number of weeks in a month (can also mean the four seasons but this is not included in the song)
Twelve Face Cards: Number of months in a year

He then says ‘my deck of cards serves me as a Bible, an almanac and a prayer book.'”

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Do you believe in tarot cards from the store?

I did a tarot card reading on myself and its all negative comments, feedback.

Answer by Phoebe
How can a card tell you about your life and future?! I mean c’mon really! Are you going to base your feelings and decisions on what some pictures on a card ‘say’. Live your life one day at a time whatever happened or whatever happens is just life!

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : what way is upright when reading your own tarot cards?

I am trying to read my own tarot cards, but I am not too sure which direction would call for the divisionary meaning, or the reverse. if the cards are upright, are they still divisionary if I am the diviner?

Answer by Pam Richards
Hello Ashley

Reversed cards are best used by the more experienced reader & are not a necessity. I have used them for over 20 years, never bother with the reversed.

There are upright or reversed simply by the upright or reversed nature of the card as it faces you the reader.


Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
Generally I always lay the cards out facing me, whether I’m reading for myself or someone else. The idea is that I am the one examining the cards, so they should be oriented towards me, visible to me for examination (what is the point of orienting the cards towards the seeker when s/he is not the one doing the reading and needing to get a good look at the cards?) That means an “upright” (or, as you call it “divisionary”) card would be one where the bottom edge (or “foot”) is towards me and the top edge (or “head) is away from me, no matter who I’m reading for. If you are concerned with reading reversed cards, a reversed card would be any card where the bottom edge is away from you and the top edge is towards your body so that it appears up-side-down to your eyes.

I do not usually read reversed cards with a reversed meaning… this is optional and very few professionals bother with reversed meanings, that I know of. I usually turn reversed cards back upright when I deal them because I do not feel that reversed reading is necessary and also, I find it silly to try to read a card that is up-side-down to me since the image is what is important and the image makes very little sense up-side-down… it’s like trying to read a book up-side-down, why bother? I would also recommend any beginner with the cards try this method first because reversed reading is rather complicated and adds a whole extra 78 meanings to the deck which can be difficult to remember and work with. If you feel like working with reversals later in your studies once you get the hang of upright readings, then you can experiment later. Frankly, I think there is enough potential meaning in the 78 cards upright that reversals are redundant.

When I read for others, I deal facing me, but I do know that sometimes it helps to have the seeker see the card properly, so I will occasionally turn a card towards the seeker after I am mostly done interpreting it so that they can look at it and add any insights of their own, but then I will re-orient the card towards me again before continuing on. Occasionally cards will pop up up-side-down and I will intuitively understand that it is necessary to read read that card differently… sometimes, however, it’s not about applying a “reversed meaning” to it, but instead will be a matter of looking at what direction the character on the card is facing or which other cards in the spread that reversed card may be pointing to, but the meaning remains essentially the same. It’s a matter of using your inner knowing and perception to know how to read the cards as they fall.

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