A Spiritual Guide
It is my belief that the future is ever changing and mutable, and that you are the sovereign of your Fate.
As such the tarot is a system that shows you the most likely future among many possible ones at that point in time depending on the circumstances of that moment. It's up to us to work towards or away from that future. It empowers us to shape our lives for the better.
I also believe it's an excellent aid to reflect and analyse the past, which is immutable and set in stone. It helps us see the bigger picture of the chain of events that led to this moment. Giving us understanding and insight for the future.
It's also a great help in exploring and considering the choices one is faced with in the present, helping us come to a decision which may otherwise have been overwhelming us.
Tarot can also be used for shadow work, that is to say the deep analysis and introspection of oneself. By bringing to the surface subconscious issues one may have with certain aspects of our lives, allowing us to process them and integrate those challenges into our lives in a healthy manner.
Tarot has often helped me face things that I've been consciously or subconsciously ignoring because I haven't wanted to deal with them. Something I haven't always been willing to hear but that I've needed to hear for my life to get better.