Tarot card reading is a form of cartomancy whereby practitioners use tarot cards purportedly to gain insight into the past, present or future. They formulate a question, then draw cards interpret them for this end. A regular tarot deck consists of 78 cards, which can be split into two groups, the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. French-suited playing cards can also be used; as can any card system with suits assigned to identifiable elements

These days, tarot is not just for the mystical: Nearly everyone you know owns a tarot deck and gets readings on the regular. Through the years, tarot has become an intuitive art that can help you prepare for the best and the worst. Tarot cards hold endless amounts of symbolism but you might not know that it's also deeply connected to astrology.