Signification des cartes
Definition of the Tarot cards
The Tarot of Marseille is a 78-card game consisting of 22 major arcana, 40 minor arcana and 16 face cards. In tarology, we usually use the 22 major arcana whose powerful symbolism is inscribed in the drawing and all its details. These symbolic messages of the Tarot of Marseille probably date back to the beginning of the Christian era.
The origin of the Tarot remains difficult to establish but it seems that it was born in ancient Egypt. It is difficult to prove but the multitude of references to the Egyptian culture and mythology seems to privilege this thesis. Moreover, the symbolic messages of the Marseille tarot probably date back to the beginning of the Christian era.
The major arcana symbolizes the human condition, with its potential, its faults, its doubts, and its existential crises. Other cards show external influences, the quality of relationships with others, or the force of destiny. The symbols contained in the Tarot make it possible to illuminate the future of a situation because the present is always the result of the road travelled up to that point.
The 22 major arcana allow you to make simple draws by providing detailed answers. Each card is positive, negative, or neutral, depending on whether it is inverted or where it is, and also the positive or negative aspect of the cards that surround it. It is, therefore, important to interpret the overall draw, taking into account each cards output, but also the general impression that dominates the draw.
The 40 minor arcana and 16 face cards are a card game that is quite similar to our usual card game. The 4 colours (heart, spades, diamonds, clover) are represented by cups, money, swords, and sticks.
Money represents material goods, the Staff indicates vitality, the Cup symbolizes feelings and the Sword represents work.
The 40 minor cards are divided into 4 colours including 10 cards numbered from 1 to 10. The 16 face cards include the 4 Kings, 4 Queens, 4 Horsemen, and 4 Jacks.
The Tarot de Marseille is still a very popular game in some areas of southern France.
The draw we propose reveals the symbolism associated with each card to allow you to analyze the conclusions, to predict the context in which you will evolve and to make decisions in full knowledge of the facts. Go to the (re)discovery of your authentic personality and work on your own evolution, in harmony with your environment.
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