The 78-card Tarot deck originated in the early to mid 1400s in Italy. The 56-card minor arcana is based on early playing cards, being divided into the suits of cups, swords, coins, and staves. The Tarot adds 22 trumps or major arcana.|
Most scholars agree the reason the cards were perpetuated in the west was to safeguard certain teachings through the Dark Ages and the Inquisition. No one is sure exactly what those secret teachings are, but it is clear that the cards are "coded " in some way.
Traditionally, Tarot has been used for divination, seeing what is hidden, sometimes the in future, sometimes in the past or present. This is still a common usage for the cards. But the Tarot is just as likely to be used today as an aid for psychological transformation, tapping into the Jungianesque archetypes the cards present. When seeking clarity or deeper insight into a situation, a Tarot reading can help.
By the same token, dreams have been a strong connection to the deep self and to hidden knowledge since ancient times. Sacred texts, such as the Bible, record the importance of dreams and dream interpretation in spiritual growth and in life guidance. Do you have a specific reoccuring dream or an especially vivid dream that is puzzling you? A Dream reading can help you untangle the hidden meanings.