A standard tarot deck consists of 78 cards divided into two sections; the major and minor arcana. The word arcanum (plural: arcana) means “profound secrets.” From this, the tarot deck can be seen as a collection of the “secrets” in our life and the universe. These secrets are nothing unusual or mystical. But they are the truth that does not change. Thus each card is simply a representation of the archetypes of various situations; reflecting common cognitions, emotions and circumstances in anyone’s life. Understanding tarot helps us to understand the truth about this world.
The Tarot reading aids the querent in reflecting their own mind, both conscious and subconscious, by revealing expectations, opinions and understanding. A reading evaluates possible outcomes and guidelines by examining influences and forces presently at work. The aim of a tarot reading is for the querent to gain sufficient information in order to make more informed choices about their own life.