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1. What is Tarot and what is their origin?
The Tarot deck consists of 78 cards, 22 of which make up the major arcana and the rest 56 make up the minor Arcana. There are many theories about the origins of the Tarot, accoridng to which they could be coming from ancient Egypt, India, France, even Atlantis ... The historical data, however, show that Tarot most probably first appeared in Italy in the 15th century.
 
 
2. Which Tarot deck should I choose?
There are hundreds of decks available today but I suggest you stick with a classic Raider-Waite deck for a start. I wouldn't recommend decks following the Marseilles tradition as the minor Arcana is not illustrated (thus it will be difficult for you to memorize the cards' meanings). As you advance with the study of Tarot, you will be able to use more complicated or sophisticated decks.
 
 
3. How far can the Tarot see?
Time is always an issue in cartomancy and the more you practise the better you will get with yout time predictions. Also, specific readings help: you can do a daily draw or the "Alchemist Spread" which pretty much talks about your entire life. Don't try to limit Tarot down to time, it will be too stressful. Keep a journal and take notes when your predictions come true. This will give you a good feeling of how far you can see with the Tarot. 

 
4. Who can I do a reading for?
You can consult Tarot for yourself or for someone who asks for it. Also, you drwa the cards for somenone you know well but necer for a stranger or someone you haven;t met (e.g. a rock star). Tarot readings always work best with the consensus of the person we do the reading for. 
 
 
5. What is the correct interpretation of each card?
Well, all of them! Each card is interpreted according to its position in the spread and the question posed. This means that you must familiarize yourself with the concepts and situations symbolized by each card before you decide to do a reading. Study, examine the illustration, read the meanings and try to communicate with the card. Observe the other cards around and the general feeling of the spread. The more you practise, the better you'll become. Soon, your intuition and xperience will lead to so-called "correct" interpretations without much thinking. 

 
6. I get confused with the court cards. How do I know whether they represent a person or a situation?
The court cards most usually represent people. Only when the surrounding cards indicate so (or when you just have too many court cards), can you interpret them as messages, meetings or trip. You need to have combinations that back up your choice to read these cards as situations. And again, practice makes perfect. 
 

7. How do I choose the right spread?
The selection of the suitable spread depends on the nature of the question. I would advise you to avoid complicated spreads, especially at the beginning of your study. Three to five cards can give you a very detailed reading. 

 
8. I can design my own spreads?
Certainly. You can ask whatever you want and define appropriate positions to get the advice you need. Just don't mock the process: asking the same question again and again using different spreads won't get you very far. 
 
  
9. I have more questions!
You can contact me at     i.shelma @ gmail.com
 
 
   
 

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