|Some readers use only
the Major deck for readings and many, especially novice readers, find
the sheer number of cards involved to be daunting and confusing. Gypsy
cartomancy, utilising standard playing cards, provides a model
for many readers. Certainly the Minor deck adds texture and depth to
any reading, highlighting the emphatic nature of the Major cards.
To understand the Minor arcana cards it is necessary to
comprehend that iy is the four suits which hold the key - each
one representing a separate key aspect of life. In fact the Tarot
as a whole has a very small number of themes but it is in the
combination of those themes that possibilities become limitless. It
isn't hard to learn the numbers 1-10 but how many combinations can be
made of those numbers? Understanding the Minor Arcana will truly open
your readings up.
||The Minor Arcana
comprises the 56 suit or 'pip' cards that resemble standard playing
cards. Four suits, each numbered from 1-10 plus a royal family of King,
Queen, Knight and Page.