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I am a Tarot skeptic. I am skeptic about the cards' ability to predict the future. I doubt the cards can “know” something about me or my life that I don't know myself. I am not even sure that “synchronicity” can somehow arrange for me to find exactly the right cards to depict a snapshot of my life at that very moment. I am not saying that these things do not happen, but I am a skeptic ....
Since this is a blog on using Tarot cards, what do I believe then?
I believe the cards can be used as a tool─and a very effective tool─to evoke responses, emotions and thoughts within yourself that are much more valuable than knowing what is going to happen in the future. I believe that the cards can spark ideas to help you solve problems; brainstorm ideas; explore your own values, attitudes and beliefs; mend rifts in a relationship; heal yourself; and change aspects of yourself that you do not like. There are various techniques for generating ideas and aiding creative thinking. Like other methods for inspiring thought, Tarot cards can suggest the next step to take, alternatives and options to explore, or ways to solve a problem or cope with it if it is insoluble.
I believe that we all have more answers to our own problems than we know; but we often have to delve a bit before we find them. Using the cards in the way I am going to show you, can help you focus your thoughts on any problem; and find the magic! It is not really magic, of course, but you may well find it so.
That said: this blog is for everyone who would like to expand their Tarot repertoire, believers and skeptics alike.