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Shuffle the Tarot Deck

About this shuffle


Do I really need to shuffle online tarot cards?

A common question we get is, "Do I really need to shuffle using online tarot cards?" The short answer is "No, you don't have to."

But there are reasons why we think you should:

First, the boring math reason: For all the things that computers do well, random numbers aren't actually one of them. The reality is that no computer can ever generate truly random numbers. There's always a slight predictability to the way computers work.

Furthermore, as any tarot expert will tell you, while shuffling a real, physical deck of tarot cards, a tarot reader will always impart some subconscious personal influence on the cards through their own physical actions.

When it comes to web-based tarot readings, we believe that human "touch" should also be a crucial part of the tarot reading process. Shuffling should be more than just randomly generating a new sequence to the cards.

iFate's innovative shuffling process measures both the number of times you press the shuffle button and more importantly, the space of time between presses.

These subtle measurements are unique to you -- and they influence the sequence of the cards in the tarot shuffle. In other words, the sequence of the cards in this shuffled deck is not just determined by the computer. You truly are influencing the sequence of the cards in the deck with your own actions.

But does that mean can you ignore this and just let the computer shuffle for you?

Sure. You can just let the timer run out and let the computer do it for you. But then there's a little less of 'you' in the reading. The choice is yours.

Is this shuffle as good as shuffling a physical deck?

While online tarot cards can never approximate the tactile experience of a physical tarot deck, we can do our best to ensure that the "shuffle" involves your mental input and your physical actions.

Let us know what you think! We're always looking for ways to improve your experience.

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