You would think after this many years of reading cards and running a business of doing such I would be used to certain questions – nope, some you never get used to and in this case I think that is a good thing. A gentleman asked the simple question “How do these cards work” and that always, no matter how many times I am asked gives me a moment of respectful and reflective pause.
Now if you have read any of my blog posts or know me, you know I may profess a level of experience with various card systems but I never profess to being a “Master” or such of any of them. In my book they, the cards that is, are always teaching you, so how can you have Mastered something if in fact you are always learning more and more? This question brings that to light as well.
There are different thoughts as to how the cards work –
- Your Guides, Spirits, Totems (you get where I am going here) determine which cards show up and where in the spread they appear.
- The Cards show up by chance or randomness, the same with their placement
- The Reader’s mind effects the deck and choose the cards and their placements – some might say it was their Higher Self if you will
And these ideas or theories are just some of those that I have heard. You have to, as the person reading or being read for, decide this for yourself – that much I can say I know. One very popular Reader of Lenormand feels their is no Spiritual connection to the Cards and the readings yet – the readings that are performed by this person are amazing I will say. Others feel they are totally Spiritual, I can weigh in here and say honestly it is never my place to tell another how they should or should not feel about a belief for or against the Spiritual that is purely for the person making the decision to decide.
So you wonder, how do I answer that question? It’s very easy and it goes back in part to what I was taught when I first started reading cards – The Cards are always right, it is how we interpret them that can be wrong. That might sound like a cop out, it is not, ask any experienced reader and I am sure they will agree. So the Cards are always right but what places them on the table, versus others and why do they end up where they do?
After decades of reading, more then modesty permits me to admit to, I can honestly and wholeheartedly declare – I don’t know. What I do know is they work and at the end of the day that is good enough for me. If you need a “reason” why they work, have a good sit down or meditate and decide for yourself, in the end I don’t fix what is not broken as the old saying goes.
But please, ask me again someday, because it always causes me to sit back a moment and ponder the question and in honesty when you work in the World of Cards, giving thought to how things work is a good and humbling thing – to say the least!