Before we talk about whether or not there is any real truth to tarot card reading, it’s important to understand what tarot cards are even about. What are they? As Huff Post reports, according to Janet Horton, NYC-based tarot card reader, psychic and founder of Tarot by Janet, “tarot is a form of divination through a deck of cards. The illustrations on the cards contain images and symbols, and tell stories, and have various potential meanings, that help the reader realize what God and the spirits want us to know. It’s a tool that helps the reader pick up on spiritual information.” Tarot cards have been around for a long time, “since the mid-15th century in Europe. From the late 18th century on, Tarot cards have been used both for divination (predicting the future) as well as a kind of guided meditation,” according to the International Business Times.