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Originally posted by rainbow
Since I believe nuthing/nobody is having control of my tarot deck, then the cards that appear on a particular reading would just be there by chance. Pure chance. (it is difficult to believe that my subconscious would pick the cards....ummmm)
If it's just pure chance, then why would the picked out cards have any relevance to the question I ask?

rainbow,
I believe exactly as you do. There are no outside forces which guide the cards. Synchronicity sure sounds impressive, but at its best, it's pseudoscience and unprovable.
I've always maintained that Tarot is a card game. In card games, your probability of winning comes down to percentages: what are the odds that a certain combination of cards will come up in a given layout. The same logic can be applied to Tarot.
Let's take the CC spread (10 cards) and choose "relationships" as the subject.
There are 78 cards in the deck. Of these, lets say there are 12 which can universally be applied to relationships (there are obviously more, but for the sake of argument, lets say: Lovers, Sun, Star, Ace of Cups, 2 Cups, 3 Cups, 6 Cups, 10 Cups, 10 Pentacles, 4 Wands, 6 Wands and 3 Swords).
There are also 16 Court cards which can represent potential relationship subjects (again, there are more if you include the Majors, but lets keep it conservative).
Math is not really a strong point for me, but let's look at the odds.
In a onecard draw, the odds are 12 out of 78 (or 2 out of 13) that a "relationship" card will appear. Not bad odds at all. So in a 10 card draw, the odds are 10 times better than that, or roughly a 3 out of 4 chance, which any betting person would surely put their money on.
The odds for a Court Card showing up are even better, an almost 4 out of 5 chance of happening. Obviously if you include more cards as potential answers for relationships and/or partners the odds get even better.
Hence, in any given CC spread, you are more likely than not to have
at least one card speaking to the relationship and
at least one card speaking to the object of that relationship.
From here, your intuition takes over. A reader with a decently trained sense of intuition can surely apply these two (or more) cards to the relationship question that was posed.
Voila! It's a card game!