So what’s the deal with Tarot Cards then? Are they a game? Are they some kind of magical object passed down carefully from antiquity detailing the archetypes of the human unconscious? Can you use them to tell the future?
Nowadays, there is a massive occult revival going on (when isn’t there?) and you will find yourself able to get a Tarot reading for not too much money and at relatively short notice. You will likely not have to wait until the Gypsies are in town before you can have your future read. A visit to Waterstones will show you that there are several Tarot decks available and if you check the Internet you will find literally hundreds of variations. There are Angel Cards, Green Man Tarot, Earth Goddess Tarot, Animal Cards, Cyber-Punk Tarot, you name it, there’s probably some kind of Tarot Deck available for it.
I’ve just checked and yes, you can get a Star Wars Tarot deck if that’s what you want.
But how? How can a Tarot deck still work if you can make it into a Star Wars novelty item? The answer is, we don’t precisely know, but the fact is that people have been getting spooky insights from Tarot Cards for as long as anyone can remember, and as far as I know, they are still getting spooky insights as we speak.
Tarot, like Ouija and Runes, hint at some kind of substance weaving everything together, so that even though you do your best to randomise the cards or not move the Planchette on the Ouija, or not peak at the Runes, they just have a knack of turning out results that seem to chime with your actual real life, with your actual reality. Like I said, they hint that somehow everything is connected, even the apparently random shuffling of a deck of 72 cards is part of the essential fabric of your life, and therefore it can offer you some insight, that you might not be able to get from any other means.
Is it so weird to think that everything is connected? No, not really. There’s a whole lot of scaremongering about Ouija and Tarot and I think that’s just because people don’t understand them, because they don’t fit into the strict Newtonian paradigm we’ve all been brought up with. Non-causal shit is spooky, it’s like the definition of spooky. Just because it’s a bit spooky though, does not mean that all the other spooky stuff is real. Or does it? I’m not sure. It seems like the older I get, the less sure I am about anything. 🙂