what is tarot to me?

i believe that we all have an unconscious commentary that is constantly running in our heads. the human experience is a messy, contradictory journey and we are constantly being forced to reshape the way we think about things. i think that tarot can be used as a way to sift through the layers of conscious and unconscious thought so that we can form a clearer picture of how we think about situations and relationships. i think it can be used to step outside of a situation or turn it around to see it from another angle so that all possibilities can be uncovered and decisions can be made that are grounded in how we really feel. i don’t believe in predestination or “fate,” and i don’t believe that the cards hold any divine truth. i think that we see ourselves in them and we interpret them in anyway that we need. i think that learning to view and interpret them in the context of who we are can help better understand our true selves. it can allow us to disconnect from our thinking selves and tap into our inherent intuition. it can reveal paths to thoughts and feelings that we otherwise do not allow to surface and by allowing these to surface, we can incorporate them into our lives so that we can live a more full and fulfilling experience.