Friday, September 24, 2010
J is for Jack-of-Hearts
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 Buzzle.com. Serena's Tarot gave a good, brief overview of using playing cards for tarot readings, while Buzzle.com 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.)