It is only from the late 18th century until the present time that Tarot cards have been used by mystics and occultists alike for divination.
The basic concept is that each card possesses a pictograph and title that represents a specific concept or archetype. The belief in divination associated with Tarot focuses on the prospect that whatever cards dealt to the participant will be regulatory
These cards have been used both for divination (predicting the future) as well as a kind of guided meditation by mystics.
The cards are divided into two groups – Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The 22 Major Arcana cards depict images like the Hanged Man, the Devil, the Wheel of Life and the Fool. The 56 Minor Arcana cards are suit cards, but rather than the spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs found in a traditional deck, there are wands, swords, cups and pentacles.
The symbols are viewed as guideposts to help us grow, evolve and solve our problems. Tarot cards could be described as the map of the spirit, the heart and the soul, a map, so to speak, in bird eye view, which when read accurately can solve a multitude of problems.