Caroline Myss says “If you know your archetypes - and not just yours, if you know how to perceive the world in archetypes, through archetypes - everything changes. Everything. Because you have two things: you can see through one eye which is impersonal, and through the other, which is personal.”
At their core archetypes are collective stories that are repeated across cultures and ethnicity. Carl Jung defined twelve primary types that represent the range of basic human motivations. These include Ruler, Creator/Artist, Sage, Innocent, Explorer, Rebel, Hero, Wizard, Jester, Every-man, Lover, Caregiver.
Tarot cards have an amazing ability to trigger a connection to the unconscious mind where these universal truths and patterns help us understand the truths that animate our everyday lives.