Many theories propose to explain the often uncanny accuracy of tarot readings. Different readers believe different things but personally I see two major principles at work.
First: Contemplating tarot cards in ways resembles viewing abstract ink blots, illustrating the mind’s tendency to project our inner beliefs and priorities onto the world around us, reflecting back ourselves. By indulging the notion a selection of randomly chosen images printed on cardstock can speak authoritatively to our innermost feelings, fears, and desires we move beyond the limits of our habitual ways of thinking about our lives. Examining our thoughts and feelings through the highly subjective lens of tarot imagery offers an opportunity to observe ourselves from a slightly removed point of view and recognize whether our beliefs, desires, and actions really align (or not) and consciously adjust our thinking and priorities to cultivate the outcomes we desire in life.
Second : At a subconscious level our memories and experiences interweave with those of everything which ever lived through all time. We perceive ourselves consciously as separate individuals but subconsciously can access the sense impressions of any part of the timeless universal reality, including knowing the exact position of every card in a randomly shuffled tarot deck. Selecting cards by chance affords our subconscious a degree of agency to guide the selection of cards specifically relevant to our questions, circumventing the mental barriers which ordinarily prevent us from directly accessing the contents of our subconscious reality.
The style of tarot reading I offer involves a degree of creative collaboration between seeker and reader. Synthesizing the personal associations the imagery inspires with the traditional meanings and symbolism of the cards and following closely where intuition leads makes for compelling readings that illuminate and evolve the way we think about our lives and experiences.