Isaac Grant – Eminent Tarot Reader
My name is Isaac Grant and I’d like to welcome you to Isaac Grant Tarot, the gateway to the fascinating world of tarot reading. Tarot reading has gained a cult following throughout the world in modern times and over the last hundred years the popularity has been increasing phenomenally. What was a game in the 15th century Europe had transcended to become a route to divination of a spiritual nature.
Origin of Tarot
There are numerous perspectives and debates as to where exactly the term originated from. Tarot as the game of cards is however not speculated over as it originated in a place at northern Italy. Many believe the place to be Milan while others believe it to be Bologna.
The term ‘tarot’ seems to be have been derived from tarocchi (Italian) but there are other references to it being drawn from tarock, turuq or taraka (both Arabic words) or from Egyptian verses. There is reason to believe that tarot may have been derived from the river Taro that is near Parma in northern Italy.
Tarot – The Game
Tarot reading did not come to the fore or practice until the 18th century. For about three centuries, tarot was just a game of cards. While there were the normal decks of 52 cards, an additional 21 cards and a Fool card made the complete deck of 72 cards. The 52 cards that had aces to tens and the face cards were known as ‘minor arcana’. The 22 special cards were known as ‘major arcana’.
It is said and also established by historians that tarot had at least four different versions of playing including a French version that was popular in northern Europe, a Latin version which was popular in southern Europe and central Europe had the German version of the game.
The rest of the world beyond Europe were virtually unaware of the game although various other games existed in Asia and other parts of the world that can be considered to resemble the tarot very closely. Over time, tarot cards were used by mystics and occultists and an erstwhile theory gained acceptance that the term ‘tarot’ may have originated from Egyptian ‘tar’ implying royal and ‘ro’ meaning road, hence tarot meant a royal road to wisdom, enlightenment, awareness or greater consciousness of reality, life and oneself.
Isaac Grant tarot : Tarot Reading
The US never really had tarot as the game of cards. Right from the time when tarot had hit the western shores of the Atlantic, it was used by psychics and mystics to foretell fortunes, to understand the subconscious mind of people and to explore the subtle realities of an individual which he or she is not or cannot be aware of. Tarot reading doesn’t involve all the 72 cards as in the game but only the 22 major arcana cards.
The concept of tarot reading lays in the scientific truth that humans can only access or use a small section of the brain and it is practically impossible to use all of it, at least consciously. Tarot cards try to bring out what is in a person’s subconscious and the cards are interpreted to find answers to any questions that the person may have.
Isaac Grant tarot : Types of Tarot Reading
There are many types of tarot reading, different styles of decks used and also various interpretations of the same cards although all interpretations of the cards are firmly based on standard understandings of what they imply.
Today, there are three types of tarot reading popular across the world – three card tarot, one card tarot and love tarot.
Three card tarot is a very interesting and captivating reading. A tarot reader shuffles the deck of cards and asks the person inquiring to know to pick any three cards from the set. The three cards pulled out represent the present circumstances of the person, the actions needed to make and the results that would be in the offing. In some versions, the three card tarot is also used to unravel the past, understand the present and to know the future.
One card tarot is, as the name suggests, selecting one card from the deck and interpreting it for a horde of different questions. One card tarot may be used to understand the characteristics of a person, what he or she wants, to know the present circumstances, to find out more about the past or to get glimpses of the future. It has to be noted that one card tarot can be used for only one purpose at a time. The same card cannot be used to interpret various problems, situations or to answer largely varying questions.
Love tarot is used to understand or to decipher the romantic life of a person. It primarily looks at the possibilities of love, the future of a relationship and to find out the cause of troubles if any.
Destiny tarot aims to guide the reader in future live matters and decisions.