Tarot

Tarot, also known as tarocci or tarock, is a deck of cards most commonly numbering 78 which is used as a map of mental and spiritual pathways and in efforts of diviniation. It is devided into the 22 major arcana and 56 minor arcana. In the old days tarot was used to play a game of luck for which unique cards were created. Its real origin hasn’t been adequately explained yet. Tarot emerged during the 15th century in Italy, Germany and France. The cards are surely much older than the game and were used already during the period of the old testament by fortune tellers at the royal courts. In Europe the art of fortune telling with tarot cards was performed mainly by gypsies who immigrated from India since end of the 14th century.