How to ruin someone’s life with Tarot cards

March 25, 2010

And when will I meet him? the querent asked.

Shuffle, shuffle; pick a card. At the end of August.

Oops. I should have kept my mouth shut, I thought, as I could see that the questioner was already imagining the circumstances of the meeting: what he would be wearing, what she would be wearing, what they would say to each other, what the weather would be like, where they would meet. Et cetera.

August came and went, and there was no meeting.

Or maybe there was, but the questioner didn’t or couldn’t recognize it because it didn’t match or fit the picture that – in her needy way at the time of asking – she had, not so much created, but rather had conjured up.

This is how you can ruin someone’s life with Tarot cards.

Giving dates is ok, I think, and sometimes people need to know so they can make other decisions. You have to be careful about the questioner, though. This is one reason I like the Celtic Cross, because it also shows the kind of person you are answering questions for, so you can make a judgement about what to say and what to leave out.

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Telling time with the Tarot – one method.

March 23, 2010

The mother – aged 91 – had been in hospital for a month, and had been given only a few days to live. The family – very unhappy about the impending death – want to know (on February 4th) how much longer she would last.  The question was: Within how many days will she pass away? The answer was the 6 of Cups – so 6 days.

Seven days later, she was still alive. Time to re-think the answer.

The 6 of Cups – using C C Zain’s method – can relate to the Cancer decanate of Scorpio, both of which are Water signs. 6 is the number of Venus.

I happened to know that Venus was in Aquarius and about to enter Pisces (another Water sign) on the 11th. Picking the decanate as being important, I looked for the dates when Venus would be passing through the Cancer decanate of Pisces. – from the 19th to the 26th of February. She died on the 23rd.

You might like to take a look at C C Zain’s The Sacred Tarot. It can be useful for finding dates, though I don’t think it’s a good idea to translate the Tarot into astrological symbolism.