I used to read tarot cards as a teenager. I wasn’t in high demand or anything, probably because my readings were a little too creative. Stuff like “okay, the five of cups in the future position means nature … you will be visited by a herd of rhinocerous!” It was a storytelling structure for me. Using the creative prompts provided by the images on the cards combined with what I knew of my friends, I had fun coming up with some highly suspect fortune telling. At first I was, like many teenagers, fascinated by the possibility of divining the future. After a few readings, though, I was like, oh, man, this is easy, anyone could do this. Nobody even checks your work.
Recently I bought a new deck of tarot cards. I don’t know what happened to my teenage-years deck, but this one is much nicer. I’m planning on doing some readings for my main characters. Want to give it a spin? Let me know about your character and his or her main dilemma. For example: Ruth is a 15-year-old girl in 1899 from a poor fishing community who has discovered Spanish gold on the beach. What should she do with the treasure?
Just be aware that I might come up with a herd of rhinocerous. But maybe it will give you a new way to look at your plot. And I’ll get some divination practice.