Learning about tarot can be an exciting, lifelong journey. The further in you go, the deeper it gets.
Tarot has a rich history you can read about here. What Is Tarot?
There are a few decks that are considered to be classic, like the Rider-Waite tarot deck, the Thoth deck, and the Marseilles tarot deck. Each one is based on the standard 78 card setup, but varies in style and sometimes symbolism used. While the cards are the same, the look and feel of each deck is much different in some instances.
Read a bit about each deck here:
When learning about tarot, it is important to note that the elements of Earth, Fire, Water, and Air play a role in the meanings assigned to the suits of the Minor Arcana.
You can read about the elemental correspondences here:
Those elements are also key factors in the ties between astrology and tarot. But the links between astrology and tarot don't stop merely with the elemental qualities assigned to the minor tarot card suits, they also correspond with and add to the meanings of the cards in the Major Arcana.
You can read more about astrology and tarot here:
Astrology and Tarot
Of course, each deck has its own nuances and sometimes expanded decks (with a few more cards) - some are easier to read intuitively than others.
There are literally hundreds of decks on the market these days, and we will be exploring different decks. Check out our Decks page for more information!