All About Tarot
Just a Pack of Cards?
We’ve seen you lingering in the New Age section of your local bookstore, eyeing the
. Maybe you’ve heard about the Tarot from friends or co-workers who’vegotten readings. Their enthusiasm has you wondering. Flipping through the deck, themedieval-looking drawings on the cards seem so exotic. What could these mysticaltalismans possibly mean for you? Is it all just a bunch of hooey in a fancy-lookingdeck of cards?
If nothing else,
you think to yourself,
it’s some fun for a Saturday after-noon.
Yet you have that nagging question of how that situation at work is going toturn out. What would the cards have to say?From time to time, we all look for guidance. It couldbe on a grand scale, something that will affect the very course of our lives, such as deciding whom tomarry or where to live. Or it could be something of smaller consequence but important in the moment. We look to a lot of sources to help us make our deci-sions. Here’s a list of some of the sources most of usdon’t think twice about consulting every day:
We look to the five-day weather forecast to get a handle on whether we’ll needto carry an umbrella, break out the sun block, or put the snow tires on the SUV.
How about listening to the radio for the daily traffic reports? It’s essential toknow the most efficient and beneficial route for getting to the office on time.
Hey, admit it. Do you check your daily horoscope?
Status meetings at work or guidance counseling at school help give us a goodperspective on what we’ve already accomplished, what needs to be done today,and how to tackle future challenges.
Medical doctors and other health-care professionals tell us how to develop goodlife habits to keep our bodies healthy, while psychologists and therapists offergood counsel to help improve our mental well-being and promote healthy rela-tionships with others.
Many of us turn to our faith in a higher power to draw inspiration and guidancethrough prayer and the study of sacred texts. We have so many choices to make every day! We’re just like the guy in the 7 of Cupscard: bewildered with choices. Which choice is the best one? Who can help us makeour choices? And how will things turn out?
is an ancientmethod of fortune-telling that usesthe 78 cards of the
to create a story of you—past,present, and future.