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Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : does it matter what kind of tarot card you use? and what different types are there?

i’m not really sure if tarot cards work but i really want to try. i dont really want to try it just for fun but to see how to use it.

Answer by lulauffer
Umm, I don’t think it matters the type you use. I use the Tarot of Marseilles, for instance.

The tarot (also known as tarocchi, tarock or similar names) is typically a set of seventy-eight cards, composed of twenty-one trump cards and one Fool(called the Major Arcana), and four suits of fourteen cards each—ten pip and four face cards (one more face card per suit than in Anglo-American playing cards) called the Minor Arcana.
Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play Tarot card games such as Italian Tarocchini and French Tarot.[1] In English-speaking countries, where the games are largely unknown, Tarot cards are used primarily for divinatory purposes[1][2], with the trump cards plus the Fool card making up the twenty-two major arcana cards and the pip and four face cards the fifty-six minor arcana. The terms Major Arcana and Minor Arcana are used in occult tarot and are seldom used by card players. The divinatory meanings of the cards are derived mostly from the Kabbalah of Jewish mysticism and from Medieval Alchemy.

The English and French word tarot (or tarocchi, tarô, tarock, tarok etc. in other languages) does not have a precise origin—nobody knows its true etymology. Some occult writers believe it comes from the Arabic word turuq, which supposedly means “four pathways”[3]. Alternatively, it may be from the Arabic tarach[4], “reject”. According to a French etymology, tarot is borrowed from the Italian tarocco, derived from tara[5]: “devaluation of a merchandise; deduction, the act of deducting”.

Playing cards first entered Europe in the late 14th century with the Mamluks of Egypt, with suits very similar to the basic ‘Latin’ suits of Swords, Staves, Cups and Coins (also known as disks, and pentacles), which are still used in traditional Italian, Spanish and Portuguese decks[6]. Although there are quite a number of alternative theories on the origin of Tarot, current evidence seems to indicate that the first decks were created between 1410 and 1430 in either Milan, Ferrara, or Bologna, in northern Italy, when additional trump cards with allegorical illustrations were added to the more common four suit decks that already existed[citation needed]. These new decks were originally called carte da trionfi, triumph cards, and the additional cards known simply as trionfi, which evolved into the word “trumps” in common English. The first literary evidence of the existence of carte da trionfi is a written statement in the court records in Ferrara, in 1442[7]. The oldest surviving Tarot cards are from fifteen fragmented decks painted in the mid 15th century for the Visconti-Sforza family, the rulers of Milan[8].
No documented examples exist prior to the 18th century of the tarot being used for divination[citation needed]. However, divination using similar cards is in evidence as early as 1540; a book entitled The Oracles of Francesco Marcolino da Forli shows a simple method of divination using the coin suit of a regular playing card deck. Manuscripts from 1735 (The Square of Sevens) and 1750 (Pratesi Cartomancer) document rudimentary divinatory meanings for the cards of the tarot, as well as a system for laying out the cards. In 1765, Giacomo Casanova wrote in his diary that his Russian mistress frequently used a deck of playing cards for divination[9].
[edit]Early decks
Playing cards first appeared in Christian Europe some time before 1367, the date of the first documented evidence of their existence, a ban on their use, in Bern, Switzerland[citation needed]. Before this, cards had been used for several decades in Islamic Al Andalus (see playing card history for discussion of its origins). Early European sources describe a deck with typically fifty-two cards, like a modern deck with no jokers.[10] The seventy-eight-card tarot resulted from adding the twenty-two trump cards to an early fifty-six card variant (fourteen cards per suit)[10].
Wide use of playing cards in Europe can, with some certainty, be given from 1377 onwards[10]. Tarot cards appear to have been developed some forty years later, and they are mentioned in the surviving text of Martiano da Tortona.[citation needed] Da Tortona’s text is thought to have been written between 1418 and 1425, since in 1418 the painter Michelino da Besozzo returned to Milan, and Martiano da Tortona died in 1425.
Da Tortona describes a deck similar to the cards used for Tarot card games in many specific ways though what he describes is more a precursor to tarot than what we might think of as real tarot cards. For instance, his deck has only sixteen trump cards, with motifs that are not comparable to common tarot cards (they are Greek gods) and the suits are four kinds of birds, not the common Italian suits. What makes da Tortona’s deck similar to modern tarot game cards is that these sixteen cards are obviously regarded as trump cards in a card game; about twenty-five years later, a near contemporary of Da Tortona, Jacopo Antonio Marcello, called them a ludus triumphorum, or ‘game of the triumphs'[11].

Le Bateleur from the Tarot of Marseilles
The next documents that seem to confirm the existence of objects similar to tarot cards are two playing card decks from Milan (Brera-Brambrilla and Cary-Yale-Tarocchi) — extant, but fragmentary — and three documents, all from the court of Ferrara, Italy[citation needed]. It is not possible to put a precise date on the cards, but it is estimated that they were made circa 1440. The three documents date from 1 January 1441 to July 1442, with the term trionfi first documented in February 1442. The document from January 1441, which used the term trionfi, is regarded as unreliable; however, the fact that the same painter, Sagramoro, was commissioned by the same patron, Leonello d’Este, as in the February 1442 document, indicates that it is at least plausibly an example of the same type[citation needed]. After 1442 there are some seven years without any examples of similar material. The game seemed to gain in importance in the year 1450, a Jubilee year in Italy, which saw many festivities and the movement of many pilgrims.
It seems apparent that the special motifs on the trump cards, which were added to regular playing cards with a ‘four suits of fourteen cards’ structure, were ideologically determined. They are thought to show a specific system of transporting messages of different content; known early examples show philosophical, social, poetical, astronomical, and heraldic ideas, for instance, as well as a group of old Roman/Greek/Babylonian heroes, as in the case of the Sola-Busca-Tarocchi (1491)[citation needed] and the Boiardo Tarocchi poem (produced at an unknown date between 1461 and 1494).[citation needed] For example, the earliest-known deck, extant only in its description in Martiano’s short book, was produced to show the system of Greek gods, a theme that was very fashionable in Italy at the time. Its production may well have accompanied a triumphal celebration of the commissioner Filippo Maria Visconti, duke of Milano, meaning that the purpose of the deck was to express and consolidate the political power in Milan (as was common for other artworks of the time). The four suits showed birds, motifs that appeared regularly in Visconti heraldry, and the specific order of the gods gives reason to assume that the deck was intended to imply that the Visconti identified themselves as descendants from Jupiter and Venus (which were seen not as gods but deified mortal heroes).
This first known deck seems to have had the standard ten numbered cards, but having kings as the only court card, and only sixteen trump cards. The later standard (four suits of fourteen plus twenty-two) took time to settle; trionfi decks with seventy cards only are still spoken of in 1457.[citation needed] No corroborating evidence for the final standard seventy-eight card format exists prior to the Boiardo Tarocchi poem and the Sola Busca Tarocchi.
The oldest surviving tarot cards are three early to mid 15th century sets, all made for members of the Visconti family[citation needed]. The first deck is the so called Cary-Yale Tarot (or Visconti-Modrone Tarot), which was created between 1442 and 1447 by an anonymous painter for Filippo Maria Visconti[citation needed]. The cards (only sixty-six) are today in the Yale University Library of New Haven. But the most famous of these early tarot decks was painted in the mid 15th century, to celebrate the rule of Milan by Francesco Sforza and his wife Bianca Maria Visconti, daughter of the duke Filippo Maria. Probably, these cards were painted by Bonifacio Bembo, but some cards were realized by miniaturists of another school[citation needed]. Of the original cards, thirty-five are in the Pierpont Morgan Library, twenty-six are at the Accademia Carrara, thirteen are at the Casa Colleoni and two, ‘The Devil’ and ‘The Tower’, are lost, or possibly never made. This “Visconti-Sforza” deck, which has been widely reproduced, combines the suits of swords, batons, coins and cups and the court cards king, queen, knight and page with trump cards that reflect conventional iconography of the time to a significant degree.[12]
For a long time tarot cards remained a privilege for the upper classes, and, although some sermons inveighing against the evil inherent in cards can be traced to the 14th century, most civil governments did not routinely condemn tarot cards during tarot’s early history[citation needed]. In fact, in some jurisdictions, tarot cards were specifically exempted from laws otherwise prohibiting the playing of cards.
[edit]Later tarot decks
As the earliest tarot cards were hand painted, the number of the decks produced is thought to have been rather small, and it was only after the invention of the printing press that mass production of c

Answer by sapphyreopal5
What kind of tarot you use ultimately depends on who the person is and their preferences. Here are questions to ask yourself in choosing the right tarot deck for you:
1. How much are you willing/wanting to spend on a tarot card deck? Some decks are as cheap as $ 10-$ 15, whereas special edition ones can be in the several hundreds.
2. What kind of imagery do you prefer? The more traditional decks or something more modern or innovative?
3. To whom do you plan on giving readings? Children? Adults? Teenagers?
4. Do you have larger hands or are you hands small compared to others? Do you prefer large cards to better see the imagery, or do you want smaller cards, so that they’re more manageable and easier to shuffle?
I can’t tell you about the many different types of tarot cards there are, but in the second link listed in my sources are reviews on various decks (over 100 different decks).

Answer by punky brewster
I prefer using Angel Cards. They give a more positive outlook on your life and what is to come. They don’t deny that negative things can happen but they help you to understand it as a block in your thinking/lifestyle and to turn it around in a positive way. I use “Healing with the Angel” cards by Doreen Virtue.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What kind of entertainment for a Masquerade party?

For my 16th birthday party I want to have a Masquerade party.I’m going to have a DJ and everything but I really want to know what kind of music and entertainment I should have.
Should I start the night our with ‘Phantom of the Opera’ like music and then put on some popular music or should I just start it off with popular music and then add some slow ‘Phantom of the Opera’ like music for slow songs?
Also,for entertainment purposes,I want to have a palm/tarot card reader but what else could I have for entertainment?

Answer by Little Star
This is an awesome idea. Beads,Benjoits (I don’t know how to spell it, those fried donut treats) Shrimp, crawfish, brass band songs.

Answer by Amanda
You should start with Phantom music– do a dramatic entrance.

Other entertainment would be a kiss wall.
– have lipstick and have men and women kiss paper and write their name on the back. have everyone vote for the sexiest and at the end of the night, announce the winner and give a prize. It goes with the anonymity of the masks.

Have fun!

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