history of the tarot is first of all that of a game played for money.
It is only later, towards the middle of the 19th century, that it was
adopted by occultists, soothsayers and fortune-tellers. Today, we can
say that there are three ways to use the tarot in divination. These three
methods correspond with the three stages of a being's progress on the
path of knowledge.
1 - The tarot of events, or tarot of matter, that of “Madame
It responds to the four basic questions: those concerning love, health,
money and travel. The tarot can answer these questions, but its answers
depend on the human qualities of the person who interprets the cards.
For the most part, you will have to do with a more or less enlightened
amateur whose commentaries can indeed be interesting. Know, however, that
no one can fix precise dates, and that the events announced can be prone
As for a professional, he will tell you whatever, consciously or unconsciously,
you wish to hear. You will get your money's worth, neither more nor less.
2 - The psychological, or emotional tarot
Certain psychologists use the tarot somewhat effectively, with occasionally
remarkable results. For them it is a support, an aid to finding the right
words and, even if they don't admit it, sometimes a door to “perception”
It will be a question of your emotions, and how you live with them.
3 - The tarot of energies, or initiatory tarot, or tarot of knowledge
Beyond emotions, where these have been re-directed, you enter into the
world of raw energy. This approach, practiced by people who are hard to
identify, is the most successful expression of the tarot. It deals with
wisdom, and the way each of us, less and less blindly, must advance.
Meeting such tarot specialists is an adventure in itself. Often-radical
transformations of the being generally accompany these encounters. For
them to occur, it is necessary to practice together the following
traditional qualities: courage, perseverance, generosity, obedience, humility
and a sense of responsibility.
They are the basic minimum required for following the path to