The tarot, first known as “trionfi” and later as “tarocchi”, “tarock”, and others) is a pack of playing cards, used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. In the late 18th century, it began to be used for divination in the form of tarotology/cartomancy.
Divination using playing cards is recorded as early as 1540. A manuscript from 1750 (Pratesi Cartomancer) documents rudimentary divinatory meanings for the cards of the tarot. In 1765, Giacomo Casanova wrote in his diary that his Russian mistress frequently used a deck of cards for divination.
The Major Arcana Tarot Cards depicts a scene, mostly featuring a person or several people, with many symbolic elements and major archetypes. In many decks, each has a number (usually in Roman numerals) and a name, though not all decks have both, and some have only a picture. The earliest decks bore unnamed and unnumbered pictures on the Major Arcana (probably because a great many of the people using them at the time were illiterate), and the order of cards was not standardized.
These pendants are based on the Tarot Cards called Rider Waite (the most famous of all). Each card is beautifully etched into stainless steel. Pure Stainless Steel, (Never Rust or Fade, High Polished) and are also Hypoallergenic.
~ Each Pendant Size: 24mm (0.9inches) x 46mm (1.8 inches)
~ and is accompanied with a silver- electro-form chain.
~ The pendant also comes with the tarot card and on the back of the card is a description of the character’s traits and how it equates to, and is associated with particular runes, Chakra, Iching, color, number, planet, and crystals.
This makes a beautiful gift, wedding surprise, birthday offering or just something special for yourself.