siglaPlaying cards first entered Europe in the late 14th century, with suits very similar to the tarot suits of Swords, Staves, Cups and Coins, and those still used in traditional Italian, Spanish and Portuguese decks. The first known tarot cards were created between 1430 and 1450 in Milan, Ferrara and Bologna in northern Italy when additional trump cards with allegorical illustrations were added to the common four-suit pack. These new decks were originally called carte da trionfi, triumph cards, and the additional cards known simply as trionfi, which became “trumps” in English.

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Tarot is a window through which you can to see the future. It is a mirror that deeply and accurately reflects your feelings, thoughts, dreams and aspirations. It is a compass that can help guide you through the landscape of your life.

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by James Rioux, CPTR.

American Tarot Association

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