Tarot cards appeared in the Middle Ages in the XIV-XVI century. Now they are most often used for guessing. Taro represents system of symbols, a pack from seventy eight cards. Images on these cards are rather difficult interpreted, relying on knowledge of an astrology, alchemy and an occultism therefore it is considered that by Taro is very mysterious and connected with "secret knowledge".
The majority of modern researches believe that tarot cards were created in Italy at the beginning of the fifteenth century. In Milan in 1450 there was Taro Visconti Sforz's pack. It served as a prototype of the pack of our time consisting of seventy eight cards. In 1465 there was other pack – Tarochchi Mantegna. Its structure is based on cabalistic division of the Universe. The pack totals fifty cards, five colors (Bases and virtues, Muses, the Heavenly arch, the Public status, Sciences) on ten sheets in everyone. On modern send separate images to Taro from a pack of Tarochchi. Reliable information about earlier origin of tarot cards is not present now. In the XVI century on tarot cards began not only to play, but also to guess.