Skeptical Tarot offers a unique take on the cards that does not require a belief in any supernatural force or influence. You bring the magic.
My reading philosophy is simple. The cards can be used as a tool to help you focus on real issues facing you in the here and now. The images and symbols are easy to relate to, and working together you will easily connect the “story” told by the spread of the cards to your own circumstances and find what you need.
The querent and the reader find the meaning in the cards based on the historical interpretations of the individual cards, the interpretation of different symbols and images contained within the card, the meaning of the card in relation to the other cards in the spread, and the meaning of the card in relation to the question posed by the querent.
While Tarot cards have been used for “fortunetelling,” I strongly believe we create our own futures. The cards show us patterns. How is it then that card readings often involve intuitive leaps “Someone will come into your life….” “You need to see a physician…”, “There’s travel ahead…” ? The psychologist Carl Jung coined the term “synchronicity” to describe a series of two or more “meaningful coincidences. Jung believed there was an underlying as yet unproven principle at work that would explain those coincidences. That might explain the uncanny feeling one gets when something happens immediately after a reading that seemed to be predicted by the chosen cards, or the fact that some people seem to pull the same cards again and again. Me? I’m not so sure. Perhaps the stories we tell give the cards meaning. Maybe the querent already knows the answers or the reader has a gift for intuitive leaps, or a skill at picking up on the unconscious clues put out by the querent.
While some people claim to work through spirit guides or angels, I do not. I don’t begrudge anyone their beliefs, but if there is a spirit working through me other than my own, I am blissfully unaware of it. While people have remarked about how much I seemed to know or how “on the money” my readings are, I claim no “special powers.”