In Italy, during the first half of the fifteenth century, it is believed that the first set of Tarot cards were created. Centuries later, France and England discovered the Tarot and saw mystical meaning in their symbolisms, which led to their current use as tools of divination.
The Rider-Waite deck (pictured left) is probably one of the most popular decks, and the easiest to learn, with it's images created by Pamela Coleman Smith in 1909, commissioned by Arthur Edward Waite.
Learning the Tarot can be fun and easy. If you'd like to learn to read the Tarot, I have found a free online course to do so. Move through the stages of the course at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.
Develop your intuitive abilities, gain insight into your life, and share your gift with others:
FREE Online Tarot Course
FREE Online Tarot Course - Index Of Lessons
Individual Tarot Card Meanings
More Tarot Card Meanings
The Fool's Journey
Download The Course Onto Your Computer
Purchase The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck
A Number Of Tarot Spreads For Various Readings
Tarot Card Meanings Sheet
If you don't have time to learn the Tarot, there are many sites that offer free tarot readings. I have listed several below:
Llewellyn's Web Tarot