Meet Jessica, RG's brand-new Tarot contributor. I've always been a huge fan of Tarot - you can check out my post about a reading Jessica did for me here - but don't know a ton about how it actually...works. So I thought it'd be fun to ask Jessica to help us figure it out together. She'll be doing a series on Tarot in the weeks to come, so if you have any questions for her, now's your chance :) - Jordan
Let's get straight to the point: It's entirely possible that you think Tarot is bullshit. And you know what? That’s all right with me. But I would love the chance to change your mind.
Sure: The fact of the matter is that Tarot, like every other deck of cards you’ve ever held in your hands, is nothing more than a collection of pictures printed on paper. Although there are records of Tarot cards being used for divination as early as the 18th century, these cards were mostly used for games, not cartomancy. It was the publication of the Smith-Waite deck (the one that's likely the most familiar to you) that popularized the use of Tarot as an occult tool.