A bit of history
The Tarot has been in existence for thousands of years. The first known use of the Tarot in the west was in the Middle Ages. During those turbulent times, the imagery of the Tarot was used as a code in transmitting the teachings of the Medieval Mystery Schools.
Over time Tarot has been used in many ways. Just as we use a mirror to observe our exterior, we can use the images of the Tarot to approach our inner quality.