How does cartomancy work?
Some consider cartomancy and tarot different things, I include divination with playing cards, along with tarot and oracle, all under the term cartomancy.
Divination (from Latin divinare "to foresee, to foretell, to predict, to prophesy ", related to divinus, divine), or "to be inspired by a god",is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual.
Cartomancy using standard playing cards was the most popular form of providing fortune-telling card readings in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. In English-speaking countries, the most common form of cartomancy is generally tarot card reading.
My favourite cards to use right now are actually playing cards that have stunning art images on them, ‘The Playing Card Oracle’. I do all sorts of readings using tarot, oracle and playing cards.
When cards have images, these can trigger access to your intuition and your own inner wisdom. They can spark entry into your subconscious which then allows for deep introspection, as well as analyses over various situations. Basically, they can help you think of different approaches to a problem and suggest various solutions. You know how sometimes you can think "wow, why didn't I think of that before?!" They are very much like having a guide, or a friend, that is connected to higher energies and can give assistance in everyday life. And helping interpret them is part of my job!
There is a great universal wisdom that cartomancers tap into when giving a reading. They use this universal wisdom and their own intuition in order to read the cards for you, and gain understanding to your situation. Universal wisdom is essentially the collective mind, it is something we are all connected to.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all! I will try to reply as quickly as possible!