Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Life Laid Out In Cards

I'm not a super spontaneous person. I tend to think things through way too much. However, there are distinct moments when I get an inclination to do something. When this occurs I go with my gut and follow through.

About a month ago I was at a local festival where I saw a sign for Tarot card and palm readings. Immediately I knew I wanted to do it. After paying my $15 I waited for Mike to call my name from alongside the building where they had tables and chairs set up. About five minutes later the woman running the booth apologized that they sent someone else over to Mike and that Joe was available to read my cards. I felt this mix-up meant something. Joe was the guy to read my cards.

I sat down at the table with little expectation. I am a very open minded person and fully believed that I would walk away from the reading enlightened in some way.

He had me shuffle the deck and lay the cards in three piles. Then he worked his magic laying the cards out before me, all the pretty pictures and symbols having no meaning to me. There were some "oh's" and "ooh's" as he scanned the cards, sizing up my life- past, present, and future.

At first he explained the meaning of certain cards. One relayed that a financial endeavor I had been hoping for would pan out. This was nice to hear, and I could think of several things where this may apply. I do run a charity!
Then he went straight for the heart.

"Are you thinking of adopting?" Tears immediately stung my eyes.

Studying my reaction he said,"Have you adopted before?"

I proceeded to tell him yes and yes. He asked for my hand so he could read my palm. Now he meant business because the $15 bucks I spent was for either a Tarot card reading OR a palm reading. I must have been an interesting case.
I wish I could remember all the details of his words as he looked at the lines on my open palm. What he said was extremely accurate. Soaking it all in I remember being in awe as the words came out of his mouth.

He asked me if I am a teacher. I mentioned that I did teach for a year, high school Italian. He cut me off stating, "Not just a teacher in that sense. Are you a teacher?"

Within a second I answered yes. All the time I am devoting to writing and working on the charity is about teaching and educating. I never thought of myself in that light until then.
I got to thinking that some people are meant to teach others. Whether it be as a camp counseler, author, trainer, a parent. There are those individuals whose personality is tuned to showing others instead of telling.

There were other things spoken in my Tarot card/palm reading session that really hit home. The last thing he said to me is that I have been trying too hard to figure out a problem in my life. He stated,"I know it is difficult for your personality, but you need to sit back and let the universe figure things out. You have done all you can do." Wow. That could not be more valid.

He encouraged me to adopt again saying that I was always meant to be a mother. He sees 3 children in my future. That seems impossible to me, but 3 was always my number. Ever since I was a young girl I wanted 3 children.

Wiping tears from my eyes I shook his hand and walked back into the crowd to greet my friend. I was left with much to ponder: the ability to see someone's life laid out in cards, the lines on my palm, reincarnation. I understand that many of the things Joe said could be interpreted different ways according to the person sitting across from him. But he did know or sense things that were very particular to me. That is the amazing part. The portion about my past life flowing into my existence was also hauntingly appropriate. I decided to read more about reincarnation.
The reading was a fresh and different experience. It encouraged me to be more spontaneous and do things that are new and unknown. My mind has been opened a little bit more, my beliefs bended leaving me asking more questions about life in general and my life in particular.

The tarot (first known as tarocchi) is a pack of cards (most commonly numbering 78), used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play card games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. From the late 18th century until the present time the tarot has also found use by mystics and occultists in efforts at divination or as a map of mental and spiritual pathways.


Christa said...

I had a tarot reading done about 3 years ago that was extremely accurate as well. I haven't been able to find a place that does tarot reading where I live but if I ever come across another opportunity I would definitely do it again!

Lavender Luz said...

Sounds like an affirming experience.

My sister is an intuitive and tarot reader. She does Intuitive Tuesdays over on her blog, in case you'd like to know more about the cards.

Excited to see what comes of this...3!!

Kristin said...

Wow, what a cool occurrence. I've thought about having a reading done but have never gone through with it.

Another Dreamer said...

I actually read my own tarot cards... I stopped because they were always telling me "Doom doom doom". I've never had someone read them for me- maybe in part because I'm scared that the "doom doom doom" sentiment will be repeated. In part because I've never been presented with the opportunity.

What an interesting experience though.


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