How do you know that your tarot reading is going to be awesome? Clue number one: there are no less than 75 different types of incense for sale in the store front. Clue number two: the woman who answers the phone literally uses the phrase “kinda cool, kinda groovy.” Clue number three: your tarot card reader appears to be Corky from Waiting for Guffman.Awesome and awesome.
This is particularly awesome because I’ve had my tarot cards read once before (so technically this isn’t a completely new thing) but it was such a ridiculous experience I thought I deserved a do over. Last time, my reader spent a good twenty minutes talking about her dead Persian cat and then told my future with a set of cards she made herself, line drawings of animals on pastel office paper that she then laminated. The BFF could hear me laughing from another room.
But this time was better! Un-nervingly accurate and positive.
I told Corky that I was interested in my career, travel and relationship. We started with career and Corky turned over the queen of wands, which was hilariously accurate. She’s a woman after my own heart: apparently she knows exactly what she wants and pursues her goals with nothing short of tenacity. Then he turned over the magician (I have all the skills I need to succeed, I just need to create opportunities) and a man on a horse with a cup (a mentor is coming who will offer me book deals and world travel) (okay, I made up that last bit). So that was lovely!
The relationship bit was a bit rockier starting out with that lovely card that features a heart with three swords through it. Grrrrreat. But accurate. Corky obviously concluded that I’d been through a Very Bad Breakup and we moved onto a card with a man laying on a slab of marble, apparently pointing to my current self-imposed dating hiatus. But then it got good! The king of wands! A perfect match for my queen card! And the last card? This one. Sooooo. I’m happy with that.
The group of travel cards was a blur I don’t particularly remember, though Corky said that they pointed out that I should definitely travel and when I did I would feel completely satisfied and at home in my new surroundings. I assured him that my concern was not if I should travel, but when I would have enough money saved up to do so. So we pulled out this little number, which apparently means that I’ll be traveling in the lap of luxury sometime next Spring.
I’m not sure how much faith I put in these readings, but it’s always nice to believe that good things are coming down the line. If you live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, I can heartily recommend Eye of Horus in Uptown. 15 minutes for $22!
Have you ever had your tarot cards read? How did it go?