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History shows that people have been playing games with cards for a very long time.Although they made their debut in Europe in the 1300s,cards had been used in the Chinese and Islamic cultures for hundreds of years prior to that time.All sorts of card games that are played alone or in groups have been created.Cards can be used for betting like in poker or team play like with bridge.One of the most interesting ways cards have been used,though,is to predict the future with tarot cards.
Some people believe tarot cards originated in Egypt.Yet,there has been no evidence to support this interesting theory.The first known tarot cards were called triumph cards and created around the mid-1400s.They were used to ptay the game of triumph,which was similar to the modern-day game of bridge.The first record of tarot cards makes it very clear that they were a separate type of card and not ordinary playing cards.Triumph became very popular all over Europe,which spread the use of the cards to many areas of the world.Around 1530,triumph cards,along with its game,became known by their Italian name,tarocchi.The French name of tarot would be adopted over 200 years later when followers of the occult used the cards to see infn fhe future.
Today,tarot cards are associated with mysticism and used for fortune telling.The tarot deck is different from a deck of regular playing cards.There are four suits that have numbered cards from ace to 10 and four face cards.These make up.the Minor Arcana and represent the simple ups and downs of daily life.The deck also has 21 trump cards plus a single card called the Fool.These are the Major Arcana and deal with principles,concepts,and ideals.
When they are used in mysticism,it is said that tarot cards do not give exact information.Instead,they help people understand what they already know.That is,they increase one's own ability to answer questions,predict the future,and make decisions.A tarot card reading is usually done by someone who has been trained or has studied how.