Making the World a Divine Place
Trinity of Tarot
All things in life come in threes, for the good or the bad, and Tarot is no exception. The trinity of the Major Arcana cards, the Court Cards of Cups, Pentacles, Swords and Wands, and their remaining Minor Arcana cards presage the atmosphere of cause and effect, action and reaction, possible decisions for new directions, and balance versus instability. The word divination in Latin means the power of foreseeing or more literally to be inspired by a god. Whether the cards can predict the future is up to the Querent, the seeker, asking the question because he must envisage his next actions and look directly into his problems, love intrigues, and exploits vis-à-vis. Regrettably, the obscure energy of our minds works to mislead us at every bend in the road. The trinity of the past, present, and future haunts us by what ifs, what is, and what will be.
Randomness ParadoxGemstones have an ordered crystalline structure, but one gemstone, Opal, has no crystalline structure. “Pure” Opal’s structure consists of an amorphous chaotic arrangement of globs of silica with interstitial water. Each silica molecule is the same as the other in all directions and is considered randomness. Therefore, you’re forced to paradoxically concluded that complete disorder has more order than an ordered structure. However, in the real world “absolute purity,” does not exist and circumstances intercede to make it tainted and biased from the driving forces of outside influences. So the question is can a computer model achieve randomness when shuffling and picking Tarot cards and is every pick unbiased like the amorphous nature of pure Opal? The answer is yes and no. Let’s pull back the prophetic curtain and see what we find.