Tarot frustration...I has some.

I have a real issue with the Pages and Knights. In nearly everything I've read about the Rider Waite cards, the Pages and Knights are just super open ended. They can cover so much possible information that they really frustrate me.

I've gotten used to the concept "How you react to the card, is the root of the answer" and I try to keep my intuition turned up when one of those cards lands, but I also expand on possibilities and probabilities as soon as I see them...so ANY time a page or knight shows up, I get flustered.

This other thing is amusing, it shouldn't surprise anyone who uses tarot regularly but I found it very amusing just from a rational stand point.

I pulled a celtic cross spread for each of my 3 sons. Each time I shuffled, focused, split the deck, and drew cards and focused on the dynamic.

So 3 shuffles. 3 splits. Then I reshuffled the cards again.

Based on the simple interpretation of each reading for each boy I asked to be shown how I could help them the most. On this pull I drew 3 cards, [Center] Root of the issue needing the most help [left hand] what is in motion [right hand] the thing I need to understand or do...

For each boy, as I drew 3 cards, 2 of the cards were the same cards that had shown up in that boys reading, and one new card that gave me a direction for contemplation.

For tarot users..that sounds normal.. to be expected. I got the guidance I asked for and it all fit together.

From PURELY a mathematics and statistical probability stand point...that information is insane...unless you acknowledge and accept the concept that something was acting on the card order. Even if you want to be 100% rational and assert that I was the one affecting the order of the cards subconsciously as I shuffled them, it is still mind boggling to consider the levels of probability involved with the same cards coming up in a structured order based on the person I was thinking about from three previous card draws in sequential order.

Mathematically just pulling the card that you state you will pull runs into the realm of 100,000/1. Doing that twice from the same deck runs into 1,000,000/1 Doing it twice and shuffling the cards in between the attempt runs it up to 50,000,00 to one.

Doing it for 2 cards, for 3 people, after 3 shuffles and 3 random splits....I don't even know how to calculate that.