What secrets do the Emperor's Tarot tell, the chance fall of cards or the deliberate intrusion of the Emperor's will? Some name it the Voice of the Emperor. They tell how the cards speak his words from where his immortal soul fights the eternal battle against the Gods of Chaos. Others shun the Tarot and perceive the powers of the dark gods themselves in the turn of the cards. Still others say it is the man and not the cards that is the cypher of fate, that, if it is pure, his own soul touches that of the Emperor so he turns the cards with the prophetic power of the Emperor himself.
Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
The moment man devoured the fruit of knowledge, he sealed his fate. Entrusting his future to the cards, man clings to a dim hope. Yes, the Arcana is the means by which all is revealed.
—Nyx, Persona 3