Alright, so I have a bit of a theoretical question that I need to address before I commit myself to learning tarot. That question is, what is the exact mechanism by which tarot works?
From a mundane perspective, tarot involves shuffling a deck of tarot cards and laying out a spread. However, once the cards are shuffled, they objectively exist in the deck in a particular order. If the order in which they’re laid allows for divination, then I can think of only a few basic ways that could happen:
- Spirits alter the order in which the cards are shuffled such that they are no longer random
- The subconscious mind directs the interpretation of random card spreads using base psychic ability
- In the case of spreads done by selecting cards from a fanned deck rather than cards on top, the subconscious mind directs card selection using base psychic ability
Are any of these correct? Some insight would be great!