posted on Feb, 23 2010 @ 08:47 PM
In my experience Tarot's accuracy and efficiency depends entirely upon the readers ability to examine the archetypes and human experiences put forth
by the individual cards. I learned to read and interpret Tarot about a decade ago, and I've been able to successfully help people with their
inquiries since then. However, of the people I have taught the same way that I was taught, only about half of them have been able to pick up on it.
Concerning the "why," I was always taught that the Tarot is not an oracle for seeing the future exactly as it is. I was taught that there are no
certainties in life (death and taxes excluded). Therefore a good Cartomancer can only catch the vibrations of the person they are reading for and
point them in an appropriate direction.
I've never been able to see, feel, or read auras. But I have been able to see a person's energy/aura through the cards, and because of the cards
drawn help steer them away from dangerous avenues. Mostly. One kid broke his arm 'cause my warning came about 20 minutes before his football
I've always believed that the Tarot represents archetypes and aspects of the human condition (like any psychological or sociological science). So
instead of looking at the future like some prophet or sybil from ancient Greece, the cards are simply responding to our own personal energy patterns
and pointing out what kind of "state" we're in right now, and then showing us possible roads that state can lea us down.
It all depends on the reader though, a reader who does not understand the symbolism and psychology represented in the cards will be stuck trying to
tell someone when they're going to die, instead of that their lifestyle requires immediate change and that a new day is dawning on the horizon.