Is it possible to change the outcomes given by a tarot card reading?
My wife has gotten a couple tarot card readings and they’ve both been extremely accurate. Yesterday she got another one that had some disturbing predictions about our future together. How accurate are tarot cards at predicting the future?
Answer by opinionatedlilbugger
They are cards. They do not predict the future.
It is easy to listen to the meanings of the cards and apply it to your life. Just about anything vague and ambiguous can be applied to ones own life.
The “power” held by tarot cards is purely psychological. If we believe what they say, we subconsciously behave in ways that will prove the cards right.
It is all in the power of suggestion.
Answer by A Friend
When a couple of well dressed people knock on your door offering to study the Bible with you accept a study.
And they will certainly build houses and have occupancy; and they will certainly plant vineyards and eat [their] fruitage. They will not build and someone else have occupancy; they will not plant and someone else do the eating. For like the days of a tree will the days of my people be; and the work of their own hands my chosen ones will use to the full.
Answer by Paul B
The only way a Tarot deck can predict the future is if you let it. If you keep this in mind, note coincidences and events that seem like its the prediction starting to come to pass – even though they’re just stuff that randomly happens all the time anyway – then its possible that you might unconsciously cause it to happen in its entirety.
Its called a self fulfilling prophesy – that is, the very act of predicting it causes it to happen.
My advice is to try to forget all about it, and encourage your wife to do the same. If you really care about each other, you’ll be able to stick out the good times as well as the bad.
Answer by pǝʞɔıʍ ɥɔʇıʍ ™ ofthe West
They are merely a tool. Used to show POSSIBILITIES.
Of course you can change the outcome, in fact there should be more than one possible outcome in any layout. Interpretation also is just that, interpretation. The biggest danger with giving “hard and fast” readings is that they can become self-fulfilling and that gives the reader a lot of power, whether they take advantage of it or not, it’s still there.
That is why I don’t read for anyone but myself and occasionally a close friend or family member.
What would be the benefit for getting a tarot reading at the renaissance festival this weekend?
Answer by taco bomb
You would be able to say “Hey, I got a tarot reading at the renaissance festival this weekend!”
Answer by ROamin’ sheeple.
It allows you some personal contact with the reader.
It’s a new experience.
It’s probably cheaper than most readers elsewhere.
Answer by philebus
Well, at best it might be fun – but please don’t take it very seriously, I don’t think that a pack of playing cards will reveal your future. If you take some time to think about it, the notion of future knowledge is plagued with logical objections, running into the same problems and paradox’s as time travel.
Also, although tarot cards are a renaissance creation, dating from Italy in the mid 15th century, they were NOT used for fortune telling for another 350 years!
Tarot cards were originally created for playing card games. They were made by adding an extra suit of picture cards to the existing Latin suited playing cards. These extra cards took as their theme a Christian triumph procession, hence their original name trionfi, meaning triumphs, and from which we get our word trump. It was the invention of tarot that marked the invention of trumps in card games – so, if you’ve ever played bridge, whist, spades, hearts, etc, tarot is their great, great, grand-daddy.
Certainly, looked at with modern eyes, some of the images look rather mysterious but when we look at them in the context of the renaissance period, we discover that all of the images were popular figures in Christian art of the time – which is why, contrary to popular myth, the church never objected to them. Look at the Female Pope for example, she looks a little heretical to us now but at the time she was a common figure in religious art, used to represent things like the New Covenant and the virtue of Faith. Another strange card is The Hanged Man, suspended by one foot – very odd. However, in Italy, this card was called The Traitor, because that’s how they executed traitors then, suspended by one foot and left to die slowly and publically. No mystery at all.
The games however, became very, very popular. They quickly spread beyond Italy and at one time tarot was the most popular form of card game throughout continental Europe – where they are still played today.
It seems to me that a Renaissance festival should be teaching the tarot games rather than offering fortune telling!
If you would like to get into the real spirit of renaissance tarot, then you can find many rules to the games here:
You can also learn more about there history here:
The Game of Tarot by Michael Dummett (Duckworth 1980)
My tarot reading said that I should be looking for a new job. Should I look for a new job?
the future of my current job was described in the tarot card as, “A static nature that is unprogressive, dull, timid, idle, or careless. It indicates stagnation in one’s affairs.” Time to find a new job?
Answer by Bill C
I’m looking for a new job. No luck so far. What job do you have? Can I have it?
Answer by Q-TEE
I dont know if you can trust her or us.
Answer by Ask Swami
Yes, and take a towel and your tarot along with you for the interview. As soon as the interviewer asks the first question, say “one moment please, let me see if I am qualified yet to answer this question” and then proceed to:
1) Whip out your towel and wrap it around your little head
2) Spread your tarot cards all over the Personnel Manager’s desk
3) While waving your hands over the cards, say out loud:
“I command you almighty tarot to tell me exactly where it is my brain be vacationing, because inquiring minds want to know please”.
Then sit back in your seat and relax and smile and I am pretty sure if you do this, the reaction of the interviewer will give you a very good clue whether or not you are ready to change jobs yet.
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