Tarot Readers Tarot Cards can be traced back to the 1400’s. The first known Tarot Readers Tarot Cards were created between 1430 and 1450 in northern Italy when additional trump cards with abstract spiritual illustrations were added to the common four-suit deck. In the late 1800’s, what is known as the Rider-Waite deck was developed by A.E. Waite and artist Pamela Colman Smith.
Together, they created the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, which was first published in 1909. The imagery is heavy on Kabbalistic symbolism, and because of this, is typically used as the default deck in nearly all instructional books on Tarot.
Now, over a hundred years since the release of the Rider-Waite deck, Tarot Readers Tarot Cards are available in a practically endless selection of designs. In general, many of these follow the format and style of Rider-Waite, although each adapts the cards to suit their own motif. No longer just the domain of the wealthy and upper class, Tarot is available for anyone who wishes to take the time to learn it.