The tarot (/ˈtæroʊ/; first known as trionfi and later as tarocchi, tarock, and others) is a pack of playing cards (most commonly numbering 78), used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play a group of card games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. From the late 18th century until the present time the tarot has also found use by mystics and occultists in efforts at divination or as a map of mental and spiritual pathways. 
Dark Shadows Edit
Tarot cards played a frequent role on the 1960s daytime Gothic soap opera series Dark Shadows. In the "1795 Flashback" storyline, French aristocrat Natalie du Prés frequently consulted with the fortunes of the Tarot.  Her continual use with them eventually led her to suspect that Barnabas Collins was a vampire.
In the "1897 Flashback" storyline, the Gypsy fortune teller, Magda Rakosi, was quite proficient at reading the Tarot. She often read the cards to Edith Collins - the mistress of Collinwood. She occasionally read the cards to Edith's grandson, Carl Collins, as well. 
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