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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tarot Online

I’ve been giving tarot readings online and it’s been quite interesting. People e-mail me with a question and what area of their lives they’d like me to look into. I clear my mind, light a candle for truth shuffle the deck and lay a spread for them.

This is sometime harder than giving a reading to someone face to face; I don’t know anything about the person, not even if they are a man or a woman. Yet the feedback I have had has been “Describes my situation exactly” “Spot on!” etc.

How can this be? I am not making anything up, I am probably elaborating slightly less over the Internet, as it’s much easier to tell if a querant is interested in a particular card if they are in front of me.

Perhaps this is because The Tarot is a mirror of our own journey through life, the Major Arcana the more significant stages and the Minor Arcana the more subtle. We all think our life experiences are unique; Tarot shows us that although our individual experiences may be unique the pattern of our lives is broadly the same.

The Tarot can, somehow, show us where we are in the journey of life, and what is to be the likely outcome. To some people a Tarot reading can be a catalyst to enable them to see just where they are, perhaps for the first time.

There are ten cards in a Celtic Cross spread and seventy-eight cards in a Tarot deck, so there is a large scope for possible variations. Yet it is surprising how often the same cards come up for people. I suppose this may be because of factors in the mundane such as Winter coming up, Christmas coming up, environmental concerns are coming to the forefront of all of our lives.

Quite how Tarot cards manage to pin point just where a person is in life and how they are coping with it is a mystery, but they do seem to be able to, and they can be quite sharp in their message! It’s down to the skill of the reader to make the message as acceptable as possible to the querant. To convey the message in the cards in as diplomatic way as possible ~ that’ll be another learning curve then ~ Mother Damnable the diplomat.

Cue maniacal laughter

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