Cartomancy Is A Form of Divination Or Psychic Reading That Utilizes A Deck Of Cards
Methods of divination have always taken the form of something that is familiar to us. When people butchered their own animals for food, for example, divination methods used the intestines of animals. The more random something was, the more likely it was to be used for divination; thus it was just a matter of time until someone picked up a deck of cards, something both familiar and random, for use as a method of divination.
Tarot cards, the name of the most famous type of cards, were picked up in Europe in the fourteenth century. However, it is believed that the first card reading was done in twelfth century China at the request of the Emperor's concubine. Eventually the deck would come to Europe and twenty-two cards would be added, and the tarot deck as we know it today had its first incarnation. Eventually such famous figures as Tsar Alexander of Russia, Emperor Napoleon, and the Empress Josephine were among those that utilized cartomancy in the decision-making process.
When used properly, the cards can give the supplicant, the person requesting a psychic reading, useful guidance in making decisions. It is capable of straightening out confusing situation and suggesting a path to be followed for success. It also helps in situations where the supplicant is unable to consult with the usual advisers for a vital decision. For those situations, card readers, who also tend to be experienced psychics, can be extremely helpful by giving clear and concise readings. Psychics using the tarot deck prefer it be something important to the supplicant, as the more general the question the more general the response.
A card reading works by picking out a deck, typically is it one that the psychic reader already has and is familiar with. They will ask you to shuffle and that put the cards out in a spread. A spread is a pattern or design that has specific meanings for the cards and helps the reader interpret what is going on in your life. The most popular spreads include: the Celtic cross spread, the horse-shoe spread, and the three-card spread.
Cartomancy has a long and treasured tradition. By using the most appropriate spread, one is able to prepare for the future and make more accurate decisions. One is also able to gain insight to her problems, making this a most interesting form of divination.