Tarot card reading is the practice of using tarot cards to gain insight into the past, present or future by formulating a question, then drawing and interpreting cards. Reading tarot cards is a type of cartomancy. A regular tarot deck consists of 78 cards, which can be split into two groups, the major arcana and minor arcana.
The Major Arcana interprets significant life events issues, while the Minor Arcana interprets less significant and daily life events. The cards have a chronological order depicting major and minor themes occurring over time.
Each card in the deck has its meaning, and you cannot interpret it yourself, hence the need to consult a certified tarot reader.