I'd like to start my question with a story (bear with me please)
My grandmother's sister was what you'd call gifted in the occult. She didn't use tarot cards however, but a deck that is used to play a certain game called mariash. Her predictions were so acurate and uncanny that she would mostly refuse to ever do readings to family and close friends. Not to go into detail, she did a couple of readings for my mother, all of which came true including the time span mentioned by her (sometimes up to 30 years!)
Now her readings involved interpreting the cards in relationship to one an other. E.G. a certain card in position 1 and another certain card in position 5 would indicate death. Depending on card (again, e.g) 9 she could tell you who that would be. So my question is, whether tarot uses a simmilar interaction or relationship given the position if so, this would truly increase the divinatory possibilities and insights it could provide. Furthermore, since this system is in place for a deck of cards I believe is derived from tarot, it could be possible that this indeed is the fact. I can think of several examples in tarot but the celtic cross spread card 1 and 2, or past/future cards are the most obvious. If so, could anyone point me to litterature regarding this topic?
Another related question I have is that I tend to stick to individual explanations for each card for reasons described above. I must mention that I am an intermediate reader, but would like to get more out of it. So for me a celtic cross spread takes quite some time, because I explain each card without looking at other cards. Again, help or suggestions are appreciated.
Finally, anyone interested in helping me out with a reading I did for myself (celtic cross/rider waite) would be greatly appreciated, because there are some cards I'm having trouble with.
Thanks in advance!