Traditionally made up of no less than seventy-eight cards, modern decks of Tarot cards can be wildly different. Most popular today are decks based on the Ride Waite Smith deck first published in the US in 1909. 

Tarot cards come in all sizes, with all types of artwork on both the front and back. Some Tarot deck creators even include their own additional Tarot cards. The meanings and the message of each one of those seventy-eight cards, however, usually remain the same.

Many believe that Tarot cards serve only to tell the future, but this is not true. The future is fluid and can be influenced by free will, external energies, personal desires and the very human tendency to change our mind!

When used traditionally, Tarot cards speak of the past and present, and are designed to give insight and ideas about the future that you are potentially heading into. And best of all, Tarot can point out different ways we can exert our personal power to change the direction of our "fate" should we not like what we see.