I think it is really hard to explain how Tarot works. I had a lunch date with a work friend last week she asked me how and why Tarot works. She was inquisitive with a sharp mind. The Queen of Swords aptly described her. Then I realised I wasn’t able to explain clearly, how and why it works. So I decided to sit down and organise my thoughts.
First of all, what is Tarot? It is a metaphysical tool that connects our human psyche. Inside the Tarot it contains the human archetypes. This tool is a bridge between our consciousness and the subconscious, through which which are able to retrieve information that are so obvious but hidden, Tarot let out the information to our conscious surface. All answers can be revealed in the Tarot.
In a tarot reading, usually there is a tarot reader and a Querent (unless the tarot reader is reading for himself). The Querent will ask questions and then the tarot reader will pull some tarot cards for the Querent, or sometimes ask the Querent to pull some cards himself, and answer the questions based on the meanings of the cards.
The rationale behind the tarot reading process is that all human being are interconnected on the collective unconscious level. Imagine a super computer recorded all human experiences from the beginning of creation, our culture and history: the collective unconscious is similar to this super computer. Sometimes I think of it as a very deep sea that I cannot see to its end. It can be described by means of archetypes which are expressed in the images of the cards. Since the reader and Querent connect to each other in the collective unconscious level, the reader is able to ‘read the mind’ of the Querent via the interpretation of the cards.
How we think now will to a large extent determine our future, or destiny. Of course in life there are factors that are out of our control, we call them fate. Through the process of tarot reading, we are making our unconscious thoughts, conscious. If they are positive thoughts, it will be good sign of a brilliant future. Just work hard and go for it! If they are negative thoughts, we are now made aware of such. We can change the way we think, and choose our own destiny by walking a different path.
May the full deck of possibilities be with you.