Definitions for "Cartomancy"
Keywords:  tarot, fortune, divine, deck, telling
The art of telling fortunes with cards.
The art of using playing cards for a Tarot Reading has been in existence for centuries. This practice is said to have originated in 14th century Europe. During a Cartomancy Reading, the playing cards are dealt in the same way a traditional tarot deck is spread. Playing cards and tarot cards have many similarities. Both represent the Minor Arcana, which consist of four suits: Wands (Clubs); Cups (Hearts); Swords (Spades); and Pentacles (Diamonds). Tarot decks and playing card decks differ in two ways. Instead of three face cards, the tarot deck has four face cards, known as court cards. They are the Page, Knight, Queen and King. Tarot decks also have an additional suit of cards: the Major Arcana. Despite these subtle differences, psychics who practice Cartomancy as a Tarot Reading are just as powerful and insightful as those that use a traditional tarot deck. Click here to meet Psychic Source's Card Readers.
A form of fortune-telling or divination using a deck of cards. The practise of cartomancy has been observed since playing cards first came into use in Europe in the 14th century, with some practitioners (known as cartomancers) claiming its origins date back to Egyptian times, the art being derived from wisdom given to the ancient Egyptians by the scribe-god Thoth. A standard deck of Anglo-American playing cards (i.e. 52-card, four suit set) may be used for this purpose.