Recently, in a state of Mercury Retrograde-induced anxiety, BuzzFeed writers Rachel Sanders and Alanna Okun offered to give Tarot readings to fellow staff. The caveat: neither of them were remotely familiar with Tarot.
Rachel and Alanna were given a basic primer in three-card spreads by fellow staff member Katie Heaney, who has (some!) experience reading Tarot. They were told to have their subjects shuffle and cut the deck, and to then draw one card each for the subject's Present, Past, and Future.
And then they just...made some shit up based on the pictures.
Afterward, to make up for the sham prophecies our subjects were given, Katie gave them a real reading, using the same cards. See if you can tell the difference. (You should definitely be able to tell the difference.)