Here’s a tip from the Tarot Toolkit course files: it can be helpful to keep track of how large a piece of the deck each sub-group represents!
At 22 cards, the Major Arcana makes up 28% of the overall deck.
56 Minors = 72% of the deck.
4 Aces = 5% of the deck.
36 Numbered Cards (cards 2-10 of each Suit) = 46% of the deck.
16 Court Cards = 21% of the deck.
Also, each Suit is comprised of 14 cards, so each Suit would account for 18% of the deck.
The point is that if you end up with way more or way less of a sub-group represented in a reading, as compared with the amounts that basic statistics tell you should be appearing, then this can be a flag for you that something unusual is up in the life of the querent with respect to the things that the sub-group in question symbolizes. Four cards in a five-card reading are Aces? That’s worth examining! No Numbered Cards at all show up in a 12-card spread? Also worth a bit of analysis! Some deviation from the pure statistical expectations is normal…but serious skewing can provide some very helpful avenues of investigation…