Tarot cards have been around for centuries and nowadays are often used for divination which is the practise of predicting someone’s future through pulling random cards from a deck of 78 and receiving insight through those cards about your future. These 78 cards have unique illustrations for each one and usually have a distinct coloring which makes this perfect for people interested in the mystic and the divine to indulge themselves in color yourself tarot cards. Usually tarot cards have beautiful but complex illustrations and shapes therefore color yourself tarot cards are perfect for those who are looking for a challenge when it comes to the hobby of coloring in pictures.
The tarot is a pack of playing cards originated from mid-15th century europe to play games such as Italian tarocchini, French tarot, and Austrian Konigrufen, many of which are still played today.
Some tarot decks were used for fortune telling in the end of the 18th century. It was also that the tarot cards were intended to be used for a witchery purpose. Therefore when working on color yourself tarot cards, we should keep in mind the tone of color that we are using knowing what tarot cards are and from which age they come from. Medieval Europe is not known for its vibrant and vivid colors but is known to have darker colors than the consistency of the modern era. Each tarot card has unique illustrations but we need to keep in mind the consistency when considering the medieval age within our color yourself tarot cards concept.
Etteilla was the first to assign a specific order and spread to the cards, both frontwards and backwards—a system still used today. His works took off and he published a revised edition of his guide in 1791, becoming the first person to be a professional tarot reader. There was a big change in 1909. The deck of Rider-Waite that belongs to William Rider and a famous tarot reader, A. E. Waite was still widely used. You may have seen the illustrations before. Just like Etteilla, we can see the guidance attached in the deck of Rider-Waite. The whole story is placed together in this deck. After finishing your own color yourself tarot cards, you could ultimately use it either to learn to play those medieval card games with friends or learn how to do divination through the cards that you’ve colored in and revive the popularity of tarot cards.
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Typically a deck of tarot cards consists of 78 cards, but cards used in occult practices have 22 out of the 78 cards called the major arcana which are trump cards of the deck. They are typically numbered from 0 to 21. Before the 17th century, their trump cards were simply part of a special card deck used for gaming and gambling. There may have been allegorical and cultural significance attached to those cards, but before that, they had little reference to the mystic and divine. When making a color yourself tarot cards, we should consider these 22 trump cards as special and pay closer attention when coloring them in.