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ace of cupsTarot cards have a fragmented historys. The designs of the 22 trump cards in the Major Arcana can be traced back as far as 1440, when the first known tarot deck appeared in Italy. They were originally created as a game for Nobles. Certain cards; Death, the Devil, and the Tower card in particular; were considered offensive by the more conservative Nobles. These images caused religious leaders to ban the card game.

Tarot cards reamerged in 1781 as a means of divination, attributed to Antoine Court de G├ębelin. He believed the images were early Egyptian, and that they contained great knowledge that had been purposefully encoded in the symbolism of the cards.  The first account of divination through the use of cards is attributed to cartomancer Jean-Baptiste Alliette in 1770. He was the first to publish divinatory meanings for each of the cards..

Carl Jung was the first psychoanalyst to attach importance to tarot symbolism. He regarded the tarot cards as representing archetypes: fundamental types of persons or situations embedded in the collective unconscious of all human beings. The theory of archetypes gives rise to several psychoanalytical uses. Since the cards represent these different archetypes within each individual, ideas of the subject's self-perception can be gained by asking them to select a card that they 'identify with'. Equally, the subject can try to clarify the situation by imagining it in terms of the archetypal ideas associated with each card. For instance, someone rushing in heedlessly like the Knight of Swords.