Tarot is perhaps the most well-known form of divination. Especially useful for conducting general life readings: assessments on matters such as one’s life, work, romances, and creative projects. It is a system with a lot of room for showing you a different side or angle on something, providing ample and subtle perspectives, warnings and encouragements.
Perhaps the most well-known form of divination, the Tarot (especially its Rider-Waite Smith version, which I like to think of as the Times New Roman of Tarot) has become a mainstay in modern occultism. The 78 cards of its Major and Minor Arcanas describe everything from huge cosmic transpersonal concepts and forces to the most everyday concerns and feelings.
I read Tarot through a combination of strict Hermetic Qabalistic numerology, astrological symbolism, and more practical ‘down home’ methods of pictorial interpretation, to pull specific meanings from the depicted scenes and symbols. I favour four-card Elemental and seven-card Planetary spreads, although I also employ the classic 10-card Celtic Cross from time to time.
I find Tarot especially useful for conducting general life readings. It does not, in my experience, require a specific question, although this is usually useful!