Answer Your Tarot Questions Here!
Queen of Tarot has many tarot decks, tarot layouts (also called tarot spreads or cartomancy spreads), and schools of thought about tarot to choose from.. Here you will find extensive history about Tarot cards and other playing cards, as well as information about how they are used. The original function of Tarot cards was to play trick-taking card games, so we've got a section devoted to that. However, many people seem a bit more interested in divination, so we have also included some fine information and tools to help you learn more about divination with tarot cards, should your fortune interest you.
One of the biggest sections on our site is the "Decks" section, where you can find tarot cards and tarot meanings for several historic decks. Our free online tarot reading application uses many of these decks, so you have a choice what your tarot reading will look like.
Much of what so-called tarot experts have said about the history of tarot cards is based on bad scholarship and has no historical basis. For example: there is nothing Egyptian about most tarot decks. Court de Gebelin made that up. To learn about the real history of tarot, I recommend starting with the Evolution of the Suits, which shows how we ended up with the tarot and playing card suits we have today. The next stop in your online tarot journey might be the Timeline of Tarot Related Events, so you can see how the history of tarot cards has played out over time. The History of Tarot section contains a wealth of information about the details of the development of tarot cards as they are today.
On the subject of whether divination with tarot cards works or not, the Queen of Tarot remains officially and steadfastly silent, but whether you want to learn how to read tarot cards or you want to learn to play tarot games, you've come to the right place.