We’ve made it to Question 19 already. Some of these questions have been fantastic, don’t you think? Here’s today’s: Do you feel/think the cards “think” or have their own consciousness? What do you believe makes the cards “tick?” (Is it magic/outside influences or all in the mind?)
Oh, now this is a question I’ve been asked before, in the TABI Training Course. Why and how do I think the Tarot works? I don’t think it works by magic, I believe that being inanimate, it can be controlled by Spirit or by the Divine: whatever you want to call it (God, Goddess, Angels, whatever) and that it can re-tell a story and hint towards the next chapter(s) in your life, should you take that path, or this. It’s not Fate, it’s not set in stone, we go on journeys and occasionally, we get to choose which ones we undertake first, which life lessons we need to learn.
Which brings to mind The World Tree within this deck. Life is like a Labyrinth (and no, I don’t mean the one with David Bowie in) and the Tarot can help work out if you’re going forwards, backwards, side-wards. It can help provide signs, pointers, suggestions, things to think about. However, which path you end up going down is totally yours.
No matter the season, we’re always walking that path, sometimes consciously (summer) sometimes not (winter) but most often, in a state of in-between (Spring and Autumn).
Sometimes, we need some help, a sign to remind us we are on the right path. That, is the beauty and if you wish, “magic” of Tarot.