How tarot works: Each Tarot card correlates to different aspects of the human psyche or a life situation. By using the cards to inquire about a particular situation or set of circumstances, you're opening your mind to more possibilities and outcomes that you may not otherwise see if you're thinking in a linear fashion (or if, like me, you're having a panic attack about whatever it is and you're functioning with blinders on). A tarot reading takes off the blinders, allowing you to see in all directions, and presents you with possibilities that your conscious mind may have closed off to you or steered you away from out of fear, impracticality, or through negative self talk. It can provide encouragement, clarity, and a sense of calm when navigating life's murky waters. Ultimately, it's your choice to do what you will with the information provided. Free will, amiright?
Please note, I do not use Tarot as a divination tool, and if you're wondering how that works, allow me to clarify: I'm not going to whip out a crystal ball and tell your future. Besides, I don't even own a crystal ball - I'm clumsy and I would definitely break it.