WHY do you do what you do?
Have you considered how long-forgotten memories and old emotions might influence your current actions?
The problem with the subconscious, of course, is that by definition we are unaware of its inner workings. Yet it’s possible to dredge up these unconscious leanings through a process of association.
Tarot is ideal for this because both its gorgeous illustrations and complex meanings are almost universally archetypal—that is, they contain ideas and images that will apply to nearly everyone.
My reaction to The Emperor and your reaction to The Emperor are likely to be quite different, but we will, nevertheless, both experience a powerful response.
By carefully examining these feelings as they arise, you can learn a great deal about your own subconscious tendencies.