Evil, spooky, creepy… These are just few of the words people say when I tell them I am a tarot reader. In fact there have been cases when people would simply turn around and leave in fear that I would bind them with an evil spell or curse their future. Unfortunately, this perception is a result of Hollywood movies and the way they illustrate taromancy. Astrology, although another form of divination, is widely accepted by most people, probably due to its frequency in the media. Still, most people see it as a form of entertainment and do not consider its worth. In reality, divination systems like Tarot cards and Astrology are powerful tools for counseling and self-enhancement and their expediency should be embraced, not rejected.
What is the science behind tarot cards? How can someone know so much information about a person by just staring at a bunch of drawings? The answer is simpler than you may have thought. Everything in our world, in fact the whole universe is made up of energy. Even though things may come in different shapes, everything is energy in physical form. This implies that we are all part of an interconnected energetic web where information, emotions and thoughts can travel freely within the system. Tarot cards are simply a tool that allows the reader to tap into that web of energy and find out information about anyone or anything. When it comes to predicting the future, tarot cards allow the reader to tap into people’s subconscious and identify their aspirations, thoughts and emotions. Since our thoughts create our reality, people’s current thoughts on a particular matter are used to construct future outcomes. Tarot cards or any other divination system do not predict a definite future but rather the future a person is attracting into his life at that particular moment.
Astrology works in the same way. Its science is based on the idea that cosmological events have a correlation with what happens on planet earth. Being part of our universe, cosmological phenomena are also elements of the same energetic web. Consequently, by analyzing planetary formations, astrologers construct the zodiac signs with their varied personality traits and future predictions.
Both astrology and tarot cards can be extremely valuable, not in finding out whether your boyfriend cheats on you or how many children you are going to have. Their importance lies in providing you with possible outcomes to possible actions, helping you identify emotional blockages from your past that prevent you from creating your future as well as give you a deeper understanding of your own self. Consulting the tarot cards and your personal horoscope enables you to bring the ghosts of your past into light and heal them once and for all. This will help you realize your own creative abilities to create a joyous, bright, fulfilling future for yourself.
Published in Epigram newspaper
February 21, 2011