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Fortune Telling
Tarot Tarot, traditionally known as "The Book of Troth", consists of a deck of playing cards used for fortune telling. The tarot was brought from the East to Italy in the Fourteenth Century by gypsies or returning Crusaders. The origin of the cards is obscure, and theories that the Tarot is based on the Hebrew alphabet or on Egyptian or Hindu mythology have not been conclusively proven. The tarot deck consists of 78 cards which are divided in to two groups. The Minor or Lesser , Aracana, the precursor of the modern deck, is made up of 56 cards that divided into four suits. Each suit has fourteen cards, with numbered cards from one to ten and four numbered face cards: king, queen, knight, and knave. The Major, or Greater Arcana consist of 22 cards, each bearing a title and a picture, such as the hanged Man, the Wheel of Fortune, Judgement, and the Moon, rich in occult and astrological symbolism. Twenty-one of the cads are numbered. The twenty-second card, the Fool, numbered 0, is analogous to the modern joker. In fortune telling, either the full pack or the Major Arcana alone is used. The relationship of one card to another, as laid out in a number of different configurations is as important as the significance of each individual card. The Italian card game Tarrocchi from which the "tarot" is probably derived, is still played in southern and central Europe.

 



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