The arcana of the Tarot de Marseille


Know your future, your chances in love, etc. are as many curiosities as human beings often feel the need to satisfy. One of the methods that could effectively help you is the use of Marseille tarots. The Marseille tarot is a divinatory practice that informs you about events in your life and allows you to understand their meaning, sometimes even to anticipate them and avoid dangers. This divinatory art, practiced with maps, gives you clear and concise answers about what intrigues or concerns you.

History of the Marseille tarot

What is tarot and what can it mean? How was it developed and why does it exist? These are several questions to which it is unfortunately not possible to find exact answers. In clear terms, the Marseille tarot has somewhat fuzzy origins like most divinatory practices. While some attest that it is of Egyptian or even Chaldean origin, others associate it with the gypsy tradition. However, several sources agree that it is, and remains, the ancestor of all card games. Authorized (1377) at the same time as all card games that can be the subject of betting, the Marseille tarot has undergone a singular evolution since the 1800s when it is now used to predict the future thanks to the symbolism of cards. Indeed, each card has a particular meaning and expresses a given reality in a specific context. This means that the meaning of a drawn map may vary depending on the context. Similarly, because of the diversity of its origin, maps do not reflect the same reality depending on whether one is in one civilization or another. Each civilization gives a clean meaning to each map according to its understanding of the universe, which has helped to enrich the tarot of its symbolism. There are several Tarots from Marseille, but the best known are: the Dodal denim tarot, the Tarot de Besançon, the tarot of Jean Jerger, the Tarot of Jean Noblet, the tarot of Nicolas Conver, the tarot of Claude Burdel as well as that of Pierre Madenié and Renault.

The different arcana of the Marseille tarot

The Marseille tarot has two categories of arcana. Major arcana and minor arcana. The major arcana are 22 and are ranked in the following order: the map of Mat, The Bateleur, the Pope, the Empress, the Emperor, the Pope, the Lover, the Chariot, the Justice, the Hermit, the Wheel of Fortune, the Force, the Pendu, the Nameless Arcane, the Temperance, the Devil, the House of God, the Star, the Moon, the Sun, the Judgment, the World. With the exception of the Map of Mat which is not numbered, the others are numbered from 1 to 21 in Roman numerals. Each card still called blade also has a name and has a very specific meaning. As for minor arcana, there are 56 of them and are divided into four colors and four series: Water, Fire, Air and Earth. Each category has 10 numbered cards from Ace to X and features 4 figures (The Jack, the Horseman, the Queen and the King). The two categories of arcane are complementary. The miners refine the interpretations made by the major arcana.

The Tarot de Marseille is one of the most popular and accessible divinatory practices. Everyone can play to draw a card, but in terms of fair interpretation, it's a whole different story. You can also consult on all the topics of life, live or online, depending on your choices.