There are many methods of trying to look into the future to see the directions in which our lives will go or to try to find the solution to problems, and in the Internet era in which we now live, three examples out of many possibilities include tarot online reading, numerology and horoscope analysis.

Tarot cards are one of the oldest of all the methods of having your future foretold, as these cards were already popular around 500 years ago in the north of Italy (albeit at that time as a card game).

Tarot cards later evolved to become tools to divine and foretell the future, and they became increasingly popular with those who dabbled in the occult during the Medieval and later the Renaissance periods in central Europe. Tarot cards further evolved to incorporate aspects of, among other beliefs, the Jewish Kabbalah and the Chinese I-Ching, as well as basic astrology and even Runes (a system that is even older than the Tarot).

There are those who live in the western world today who believe Tarot card readings are the pre-eminent tool for, and source of, divination in the 21st century. This fact is borne out by the massive number of reousrces you can find on this subject on the Internet, and many of these sites offer free readings and advice from psychics who are happy to share their knowledge of the system with those who are interested in how the cards tell their stories.

Before you run headlong into getting a free tarot reading online, you should do a little research to find out about some of the many decks of cards used for these readings.

Tarot card readers have had a mixed reputation among the general public as about half of them believe them to be frauds while the other half are simply want to have their fortune told as they are pretty uncertain about their future despite many attempts to fix it even though they have little idea of what does 333 mean or any other numbering based on the position of stars.

One of the most popular is the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck, while another is the Minchiate Etruria deck.

On the one hand there is the hugely symbolic Rider-Waite Tarot Deck, which comprises the traditional number of seventy-eight cards, while on the other hand, there is the Minchiate Etruria deck which is the larger of the two decks, having a total of ninety-seven cards. The larger number of cards in this latter deck comes from the fact that, over many, many years, aspects of the four elements as well as the astrological houses have been absorbed into it and, in addition, this deck also has more trump cards than the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

There are many variations of tarot reading available on the Internet. The options include the top end tarot online reading, for very serious and erudite readers of these tarot cards, where you will have to sign up and pay a fee in order to be taken seriously and to have your privacy protected; the other end of the scale offers ready-printed readings of cards which are shuffled by computer graphics and chosen by the click of a mouse.