The Gypsy Tarot Through Time

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The first question that arises when the words gypsy tarot are mentioned has to do whereupon it is the tarot and how it works. According to practice those who it, the gypsy tarot is a divination form using a card pack, each with a symbolic meaning. This art of the predictions allows to see towards the future and the interior of each of us, reflecting our thoughts, our dreams, and aspirations. Who have read and listened about the map readings of tarot, they consider a guide to confront the difficulties that arise throughout their life. Contrary to which many create or say, the tarot has nothing of ghostly or supernatural. Numerous histories and theories exist about the origins of the gypsy tarot.

Those that has investigated the history of the tarot agree in assuring that the tarot was, in its principles, only a letter game. He was played in Italy, in century IV, and the older letter of tarot of the one than has knowledge belonged to the Visconti family, governors of Milan. Nevertheless, it is not known with precision the moment at which the gypsy tarot acquired its means reputation to predict the future. From Old Egypt, many civilizations used images drawn on cards to predict events through symbolic representations. Some say that the tarot letters traveled from Europe to the Middle East through the merchant caravans during the Crossed ones. Of all ways, the origin of the gypsy tarot continues being a mystery. By a considerable time, the letters of gypsy tarot were a privilege of the high class of the society.

Once invented the press, the painted mallets by hand became history and the deck arrived at the popular classes. The typical letter mallet of gypsy tarot account with 78 naipes, structured in arcane majors and minors. The arcane word suggests a secret and mysterious knowledge. The first set, the arcane majors, also is known as letters triumph and contains 21 numbered letters. The letter corresponding to the Idiot is number 0. The second group, the arcane minors, consists of 56 naipes, divided in 4 sets of 14 letters each. In our days, the gypsy tarot is used by many of its medical instructors like method of revision of the experiences passed of the consulting ones, to explain its present actions and to define the future ones.