Menu of Contents
- I. Overview Marseilles Tarot
- II. Major Arcana Marseilles Tarot Deck
- III. Minor Arcana Marseilles Tarot Deck
I. Overview Marseilles Tarot
Marseilles Tarot (Tarot de Marseilles) is a mystical system that emerged from the 13th century and was completed in the 17th century in France. From the beginning, the deck was popularly used for magical research, divination, and meditation to this day.
The deck according to Tarot De Marseille standard has a simple image system of Minor Arcana, only includes the symbol and its use must be based on multiple algorithms, not merely looking at images and symbols.
Tarot readers who lean on academics and research and less practice in the reading should look to more complicated decks according to Marseille or Thoth standards because of the depth in its layers of knowledge.
Tarot De Marseille, instead of being used for interpretation, is found primarily to play cards, both in betting halls and in private homes. Marseille cards were once printed from wood carving and kept a modest and simple art form.
The Fool – Le Mat Tarot does not have a number but a name. It is the only card in the Major Arcana that is not defined by numbers. The card represents a boundless source of energy, complete freedom, madness, confusion, chaos, or even the urge to create basic creativity. In traditional card games, the Fool is portrayed by characters like the Joker or unusual characters/cards that can represent any other card, at any time without matching any of them. The Fool’s keyword phrase is “All roads are mine”.
The Magician takes number one. This character contains all potential; it is like the starting point from which the universe appeared. For the Magician, everything is possible. He had a range of elements displayed on the table in front of him that he could use every time he wanted, and a small bag that was not difficult to see and seems to be an endless bag, like the goat horn with fruit (symbolizing abundance). From his table, this character works towards the universe and spiritual life.