The Cambridge dictionary defines intuition as knowing or understanding something because of feelings rather than facts or proof. The etymology of the word is from the Latin intueri "to look at, to consider”, which is exactly what I do when I read cards.
I look at the cards and consider what I have learned from the different books that I’ve studied and classes that I've taken, but I also consider the meaning of the symbols portrayed on the image, fine-tuning the reading for the client. How do I discern which symbol is importavt? This is where intution comes into play.
Malcom Gladwell in his Book “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” defines intuition as a process of rapid cognition, or the brain’s ability to make instant decisions without thinking and Russel Sturgess of EAP Mentor in his introductory CD states: We don’t know what we don’t know, meaning that our subconscious mind holds memories that affect how we make decisions and which biases we have.
These memories are the basis for our intuition according to Seymour Epstein, Ph. D. of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In other words,most of the time, we don't know what we do know because the information hides in our subconcious mind until something triggers its release.
As I said before, I use my intuition to facilitate the readings I give, tapping into the vast number of keywords and phrases of numerous books, classes and discussions that are locked in my mind. The cards bring focus to this subconscious information and helps uncover the biases that affect our decision-making processes.
What do the cards have to say to you?