There are many, many ways tarot can be used- but I find the most useful way is to shine a clear light on your unconscious.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” C.Jung
What you hold in your unconscious directs how you perceive & react to the world around you.
If you are looking to buy a red car you will suddenly notice red cars everywhere. There are no more red cars than before, it is just that you are noticing them.
An example I have shared before, that still astonishes me is about my husband. I share it because it is such an clear example of how deep held beliefs can create the reality we experience.
He went to a job interview, moaning he was too old for the job, they'd be looking for a younger person. he came back, threw some papers on the table and moaned about the waste of his time.
Being his wife I read over the papers (!) and they were police check forms. I knew they didn't give those unless he'd been offered the job- so feeling confused I rang the office and asked about his start date.
It turned out they had offered him the job, and he had accepted it. But somehow his unconscious had so strongly believed he would not get the job that he honestly understood they'd offered someone else the job, and he was reserve.
You may be wondering what all this has to do with tarot?
At its simplest, tarot reflects your unconscious, as a visual imagery of your deeply held beliefs, fears & expectations. By seeing what you hold in your unconscious you can actually start to appreciate how it is shaping your future- and start to make conscious decisions about your future.
Often at the start of a reading it is easy to look at the cards and understand how they reflect your emotions, fears, hopes & expectations.
From this starting point it is quite simple to understand the patterns you are creating in your life, and from there to change the patterns to consciously create the best path forward for you.
There is much focus on Tarot as a tool to predict the future, yet it is so much more than that. It is a map to help you navigate life's difficulties, and create your best future.
My experience is that the future is not fixed, but all too often out minds are!
If you would like to learn how to use the Tarot to inspire, guide, plan- I have lots of ways you can works with me.
A one day tarot intensive in Crowborough on the 4th March (find details here)
I have online courses (find details here)
Lots of free resources on You-Tube (find details here)