Telling the Future with Cartomancy


Cartomancy is a type of divination that uses a deck of cards. This has been around since ancient times and is similar to tarot card reading. Cartomancy is a way of telling the future and some people will still do this kind of trade today. Tarot cards have pretty much ended cartomancy practices, but they are still seen here and there.

Different cultures have used cards in order to let them do readings. You can do this with a plain deck of cards. Tarot cards can be fun, but they are harder to read, and you need to know the meaning of them when you are giving a reading.

Some people believe that when using cartomancy is that you should never use the deck of cards for anything but for the reading. Just playing with the cards or shuffling them can predict the future, according to some, and some also believe that you should never let anyone touch your cards. They believe that you have to protect the aura of your cards so that the spiritual side of them isn’t disturbed.

Cartomancy is something that has been discussed over time. Those that use these as tools of divination know that it is different than the tarot cards but how is it different?

Difference Between Tarot Cards and Cartomancy

Here are some differences between tarot cards and cartomancy:

  • Tarot cards use their own deck and there are 22 Major Arcana cards that aren’t equivalent with anything in a regular deck.
  • The similarities is that the cards have different suits, and the suits can be representative of the elements.
  • The face cards do carry a special meaning such as the Queen of Hearts that can mean romance.

It is thought that the cards work by what the interpreter tells them. This helps there to be little reasons to not believe the cards. This is up to whatever the interpreter tells them when doing cartomancy and that is why tarot card reading is so much harder.

Final Thoughts

Are you interested in cartomancy?  If you are someone that is just starting to do readings, you might choose to start with cartomancy instead of tarot card reading. Tarot card reading can be much more detailed and has to do with the interpretation and the intuition.

Cartomancy is more laid back and is easier to do because the interpretations have to do with what the interpreter feels when they seek out their intuition.

Find out which kind of reading that you want to do and embrace the cards with an open heart and an open mind.