Welcome to Friday’s Bitter End. Today, Kristen Weiss, author of the Riga Hayworth Mystery Series, is going to present a fun and informative slideshow on the Tarot. Be sure to check out her website and her mysteries when you finish the post.
5 Myths About Tarot…and Some Truths
I can’t tell you how many times people have asked me: what the heck IS tarot? Is it evil? How does it work? Well, I’m still not entirely sure how it works, but I can explode some well-placed myths.
But first, let me answer the question, “what is a tarot deck?” Unlike regular playing cards, a tarot deck has five suits. The fifth suit is known as the major arcana, and the other four minor arcana. The minor arcana roughly correspond to the suits you’d see in a regular deck of cards – clubs are staffs, diamonds are pentacles, spades are swords, and hearts are cups. The fifth suit, however, contains the cards you see in the movies and on TV – the Lovers, Death, the Devil, etc.
Now, onward to the myths…
About the Author
Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mysteries: the urban fantasy,The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, and The Shamanic Detective. Book four in the series, The Infernal Detective, will be available May 21st on Amazon.
Kirsten worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of the former USSR and deep in the Afghan war zone. Her experiences abroad not only gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives. Follow her on Twitter @RigaHayworth, on her Facebook page, or check out her blog on her website, http://kirstenweiss.com.
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