Friday, September 24, 2010

J is for Jack-of-Hearts

(ABC Wednesday)

Okay, so my post today is actually on tarot cards, or maybe on divination.  I’m lucky I got this close!

The origins of tarot cards are murky at best—no one knows for sure from where or from whom they came.  One theory is that they developed from practicing divination with regular playing cards.  It makes as much, if not more, sense than other theories I’ve read about.

I found a couple of good websites on this topic while looking for a Craft topic that began with ‘J.’  The first was from Serena’s Tarot, and the second from  Serena's Tarot gave a good, brief overview of using playing cards for tarot readings, while gave a slightly more in-depth look.

Both sources agreed that the hearts suite in general focuses on emotions.  In particular, the Jack of Hearts represents someone close to the querent:  a childhood friend, a best friend or a close relation.

That's about all I know about the topic.  It seems to be fairly simple, but if you want to learn more, check out the the websites I mentioned.

(And stay away from the Jack of Diamonds.)


mrsnesbitt said...

Interesting...I know little about tarot cards - just goes to show how we all come together at ABC time!

ABc Team

Roger Owen Green said...

I used to get my cards read; never understood it, tho!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

CousinLinda said...

I, too, know little about them, and don't understand them. . .yet! Learning about them is next on my "Getting My Life in Order list."