What is the Tarot? The Tarot is a pack of 78 playing cards, used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play card games such as Italian tarocchini. The decks were known as Trionfi, Triumphs, or Trump Cards. They were then used for divination and as a tool for meditation and contemplation. The major arcana consists of 22 cards, each with its own symbolism and meaning. The minor arcana has 56 cards, divided into four suits: Swords, Wands, Cups, and Coins.
Our Webpage 'The Tarot Explained' covers this in more detail and leads to 'in-depth explanations' of the individual Tarot Cards and their Combinations.