About the History category

Discuss the history of tarot cards, playing cards, oracle cards, and divination in general.


  • Follow the Artisan Tarot Forum Rules .

  • All threads must be about the history of playing cards and divination. Threads regarding interpretations should be posted in Readings.

  • Titles of threads should be as descriptive as possible in one sentence. “What is the history on this?” is not acceptable and will be removed or changed. “Where did the Tarot de Marseille originate?” is a better title.

  • Search this forum before asking a question.

  • Cite your references! If you have an interesting piece of history that you’d like to share, please let us know the source of where you got your information. You are welcome to link to a book, video, blog post, or website. Posts based on hearsay will be removed.