Your complete study guide to Tarot facts, including information on historical Tarot decks such as the The Rider-Waite Tarot, Marseilles Tarot, Sola Busca and Visconti.
Learn about Tarot authors and artists, like Arthur Edward Waite and Pamela Colman Smith.
We’ll also discuss the history of Tarot cards, and answer questions like who invented Tarot? How to read Tarot cards? What is the best Tarot deck for beginners? What is the importance of tarot cards? What you should know about tarot? And is it unlucky to buy your own Tarot cards?
We also cover other themes, such as what’s the most popular Tarot deck, and can you read your own Tarot cards?
3 Cool Tarot Facts
- The Rider-Waite Tarot deck is the most popular deck in the world, and has sold well over 100 million copies.
- The reason why it’s so popular, is that the artist Pamela Colman Smith added easy to understand pictures with characters to the Minor arcana cards, which previously had none.
- The technique of intuitive reading was born with Waite. He suggested that a card reader begin by interpreting the cards using only the images, and then reference the meanings assigned to them after.