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Cartomancy Decks

What is Cartomancy ?

Cartomancy is the art of using playing cards for divination or fortune telling. For centuries a standard deck of 52 playing cards was considered the standard go-to deck for consulting the cards. Today’s cartomancers are rediscovering this ancient art and breathing new life into the age-old tradition.  


What is special about a deck of playing cards?

There is something universal about a traditional deck of playing cards. 52 cards represent 52 weeks in a year. Red and black symbolize night and day. The four suits relate to the four seasons. There are 13 cards in a suit to match the number of lunar cycles and 12 court cards that represent the 12 months of the year. Using playing cards for a reading can allow you to tap into these universal designs and reveal the patterns that are hidden in the cards.

Is it difficult to read playing cards?

Cartomancy is not difficult at all. Much is revealed just in the colors and suits that show up in a card reading. Court cards usually represent people in your life, their "energies" and their relationship to you. Numbers represent key concepts like beginnings or endings. TarotArts has a selection books that will get you started reading playing cards in no time at all.


Picking a Deck ?

TarotArts offers a collection of beautiful modern and historic decks selected to inspire today's cartomancers. We suggest you pick a deck that resonates with your senses and speaks to your intuition. This will greatly enhance your connection to the cards and allow them to speak more directly to you.