Tarot-cards definition

Tarot cards are defined as cards used by fortune tellers and card readers to help tell the future.
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A tarot deck is a special deck of cards that contains 21 trump cards, the Fool, and an extra face card per suit, in addition to the usual suit cards found in an ordinary deck of playing cards.
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The suits are associated with the four elements: Swords with air, Wands with fire, Cups with water, and Disks with earth.
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Tarot cards, because of their symbolic nature, are intended to be a tool to help the subconscious mind communicate with the conscious mind.
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Tarot readings are considered by many to be closely linked to practices such as astrology, the Kabalah, Pythagorean numerology, the I Ching, and Aura-Soma.
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Death - mortality, destruction, deterioration, corruption, the loss of a benefactor, the failure of marriage projects.
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Devil - weakness, blindness, pettiness, temptation, obsession.
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Emperor - stability, power, protection, aid, reason, conviction.
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Empress - action, initiative, happiness, pleasure.
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Fool - extravagance, intoxication, delirium, frenzy, ineptitude, carelessness, stupidity, negligence, absence, distraction, apathy, exhaustion.
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Fortune - destiny, success, elevation, luck, happiness, prosperity, improvement, enhancement.
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Hanged Man - wisdom, sacrifice, prophecy, intuition, discernment.
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Hermit - treason, roguery, corruption, trickery, caution.
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Judgment - renewal, deliberation, decision, sentence, determination of a matter.
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Lovers - attraction, beauty, trials overcome, love, obstacles surmounted.
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Magician - skill, diplomacy, self confidence, subtlety, snares of enemies, adaptation, craft, cunning.
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World - voyage, route, flight, assured success, change of place.

An example of tarot cards are cards from a special deck usually made up of between 72 and 78 cards, each with meaningful symbols on them. A person having his tarot cards read will pick the cards from the stack and the tarot card reader will interpret their meaning.

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