What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you see this image?
Did you notice the flower or the dog?
Did you notice the cliff?
The answers lie in your sub-concious and un-concious thoughts. And Tarot is a medium for you to bring your thoughts the surface.
Each symbol on the tarot card has a meaning and when you are attracted by a symbol then that is the key meaning for you of the card.
For example, if the first thing that you noticed was the positive attitude of the person, then it would suggest that you are feeling positive about the situation. If you noticed the dog in the picture, it would suggest that you are aware of your friends and well-wishers who are trying to warn you of the danger of the cliff.
This study of signs and symbols to get meanings out of them and communicate through them is known as Semiotics. And to me, the visual and cognitive semiotics is the science behind Tarot.
What are your thoughts?