When I lived in Brooklyn, I was one of only two crystal healers. I view the Tarot as an agent of change to bring up repressed behavior patterns so that the client can make positive changes in the directions they are taking in their life.
It is a tool for self-examination to promote self-awareness to see where one needs to improve.
It shows ways one can improve inner strength and become empowered to take control of their life and not be a victim of life’s circumstances. I use Tarot with clients to make them aware of past mistakes so that they are not repeated and the cards enable them to see themselves more objectively.
The cards reduce stress by giving options to alternative paths.
I do not use the cards as an occult fortune telling device. I believe that destroys the original intent of the Tarot