Really interesting topic. In my twenties, I use to read Tarot cards all the time; my own, for my family and friends and loved researching the hidden meaning and layers of all the cards.
Slowly…over time, I grew out of reading Tarot cards, but someone who I love dearly adores them. She pours over her Tarot cards and anytime I go to her house, there is always a spread out, or she is playing with her cards in her hands or researching Tarot cards online.
I feel like she has lost herself a bit in the Tarot deck. Somewhere, she has stopped taking control of her life and her choices and has succumbed to the deck to deal out her fate.
I am in no position to judge her, tell her that she is being silly or is wrong because I have no idea. I was into astrology for a very long time too, so I understand the journey is personal.
What I have learned from Tarot cards and people who love them is that they allow you a way to escape and assure yourself that pain will always come. That the pain is external and endless, there is nothing we can do to stop it.
I am much more into self care, positive affirmations and meditation now. I feel much more in charge of my life because of these additions to my life. I let my friend still read my cards from time to time, but never about anything specific; I do not like putting my power into the the hands of another.