You know, as someone who studies literature and storytelling, there’s a number of things I think anyone interested in reading or telling effective stories need to know–if you want to study Western Lit, you HAVE to have a decent working knowledge of the bible, for instance. But tarot has, up to this point in my life, never figured into that for me. It doesn’t come up a ton in lit, it seems to be more driven by visual media which isn’t a think I’ve studied intensely.
Also I don’t think in media a lot of the time the actual meanings of the cards parallel according to whatever tarot guide you’re consulting, or for me it hasn’t been super useful.
ANYWAY, tarot cards showing up is a basic media shorthand for “spoopy stuff” in most of my experience, SO I AM READY.