Thank you so much for your reply^^ even though I am still just a beginner for Tarot, I am overwhelmed with questions that I must admit that I'm too afraid to ask because I don't think that it has anything to do with historical parts of the cards, but rather I think its on a personal level. I completely understand your approach and I am deeply fascinated by all the things that I see here in this forum, so this reinforces my curiousity to ask myself just how and why does Tarot make such huge influences to people?
At first, I didn't believe this because I never actually looked into it, but I guess its because the reason started with my life...my life I must say is troubling for myself because one hand I'm involved with my family's business company, but on the other hand my interests for arts has caused some struggles in between my life. So it becomes like doing completely different things at different times in a day. I felt like there's different personalities in myself...because of how my life has changed. Sometimes, I would be very sensitive, but not until when I enter the offices, and at nights is when I start writing and attempt to pursue my dreams, while during the day, it is spent infront of the eyes of other people. You could say that I am wearing different masks at different times...and to me, I guess its like a persona thing.
So for myself personally, since I do not have a deep focus on the Tarot's historical decks and how they evolve, I actually am now owning my first deck which is the common Rider-Waite deck. Sorry for not telling you, but the reason is because I know everybody here is so much more experienced than me...and after using my deck for the first time I began to wonder of the vast majorities of different people with their own ways to look at the cards. I do not have the intention to debate or try to convince anybody who's way is more correct, because my experience of first using my decks is pretty shocking for myself.
Shocking as in a sudden recollection of the exact same words spoken by monks (fortune-teller) in a monastery in Thailand, shocking that actually despite the random orders of the cards and pictures I drew had actually revealed to myself about the present, and the past, and possible future. These are not related to research of the Tarot's historical part, but I'm quite sure that this could be one of the reasons why Tarot has become very influential in the modern world.
But there are more personal questions that I liked to ask...but I'm not sure if its alright to share them here?
I like to still remain in this forum just so that I could learn from you and everybody else^_^ its always a great pleasure to have teachers to share what they know to make Tarot even more fascinating...Thank You so much!