Tarot card reading has been around since the mid 15th century in Europe. It's a stack of typically 78 cards used in divination, guided meditation and according to some a connection to one's 'Higher Spiritual Self'. There are many decks, all containing cards of several archetypes, symbols and suits that represent main aspects of one's life and human experience, their situations and the people in their life. You can go to an experienced Tarot reader who can read and interpret the cards for you after you ask a specific question or you may read for yourself. There cards aren't meant to answer 'yes' or 'no' questions but provide a blueprint of a specific question on many levels. Each deck has Major and Minor Acrcana cards; some representing deep, main characteristics of oneself and others to represent situations, emotions and other people. According to Tarot.com "tarot is not a form of fortune telling. It's more like a mirror that reflects what is happening in your life at the moment. Tarot is able to tap into hidden thoughts, feelings and truths and bring them to the surface so you can use that information to make decisions about life, love, emotions, health, career and more." There are too many types of decks to name, one of the most famous is the Rider-Waite deck created in 1909 (click here for spreads and see where to find), and my newest, beautiful and favorite deck is The Wild Unknown. As a beginner I like to pull one card a day for myself, use it in meditation and find direction for my day or a situation. A card a day is a great way to get familiar with the deck, but it's important to get your cards read by a professional as well.
Use the links and resources if you'd like to explore Tarot further and use in your rituals, or check out some of the best Tarot Readers in Metro Detroit at The Boston Tea Room in Ferndale, MI. They can also do phone readings if you are not in the area, this place is a must for all of your Tarot and metaphysical supply needs!