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Everlong
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posted June 11, 2004 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Everlong     Edit/Delete Message
Last night my friend took out some Tarot cards she bought recently and did a reading for me- I asked the question 'Will I be happy when I move to Spain?', which I will moving to in a few months.

The results were amazing. They were so absolutely spot-on, and all of them had to do with meeting new people, foreign countries, foreign people, and plus, wow, it was just.. whoa.

But I don't get it. How are a few stupid cards supposed to know these things? No offense. But I just would really like to understand how they work. I understand how astrology works, and numerology to an extent, but I can't see how tarot cards can actually work. They're just CARDS! But they described my situation so well, it was like they were reading my mind...

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Aselzion
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posted June 12, 2004 01:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message
Greetings...

For me to pretend I know HOW they work would be arrogant in the extreme.. though I do know THAT they work!

Some theories I could offer:

1) The Tarot symbols come from the collective unconscious or race mind as it has been termed by some. When you shuffle the cards with the intent of gaining knowledge or clarity about an important suject, you are guided in some manner to select cards that will answer your question by virtue of the universal nature of their symbols.

2) When you open yourself to the possibility that the cards work, your Higher Self, which already knows all about you and more, will place the cards in order, or cause you to pick the correct one from a fan of cards, that will give you the information that you need.

3) Synchronicity, that theory of Carl Jung's that states that whatever is born or done at a particular moment in time, has the qualities of that particular moment in time. In other words, at the time that you think of a particular question, a reader, of Tarot cards, or what-have-you, will tune into the energy of that moment that prompted your question to begin with, and the cards will reveal meaningful information... kind of like being in the right place at the right time, without forethought.

As I say, I'm not really sure HOW they work, but I KNOW that they do... so why fight it? If it helps you or gives you accurate information... why wonder HOW it works? Rather be grateful that is does, and trust that the next time you seek information, clarity or wisdom, they will continue to be true oracles for you.

Just some thoughts. Hope it helps a bit.

Anyone else have any ideas to offer?

Best of luck in your move.

Bright Blessings...
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Randall
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posted June 13, 2004 05:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
Well-said.

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StarLover33
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posted June 13, 2004 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarLover33     Edit/Delete Message
Good question!!

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Randall
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posted June 20, 2004 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
And good answer!

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Randall
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posted November 06, 2008 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
*bump*

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