Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tarot Cards

Congrats to Tracy on the release of her third book, A BREATH OF MAGIC, this week! I’m so excited to get a moment to curl up and read it!! If you comment on this post or any of the others this week you can be entered to win your own signed copy of the book (and there are even more exciting contest goodies at Tracy’s personal blog!).

So now onto my take on paranormal week! As soon as Tracy told us the topic I knew exactly what I wanted to write about: tarot card readings. I’ll admit that I’m somewhat of a believer in things like that, tarot cards, psychics, etc. Okay, I’m not a total believer – but I think it’s kind of fun to give them a little bit of weight. I do think there are a lot of things we can’t explain in the universe, so there’s the possibility that there’s some truth there, at least on some small level.

Back in February, on the release day for THE LIFE OF GLASS, I went to lunch with two author friends to celebrate. One of my fabulous author friends also reads tarot cards, and she brought her cards along to lunch. For fun, she did a tarot reading of our publishing careers’ past, present, and futures. Her reading of both my past and present were dead on, so when she pulled a card that she said meant spiritual and personal wealth and success for the future, I was completely ready to believe!

A week later, I was at Barnes and Noble doing a signing, and the signing table they had set up for me was none other than in front of the tarot card reading books. I noticed them and had a little chuckle, especially when a few minutes later, an elderly gentleman walked by, and stopped to talk to me. He’d noticed the sign that said “book signing” and the section of books about tarot card readings and he thought those were the books I’d written. He actually started yelling at me about writing books that were “the work of the devil,” and became quite confused when I tried to explain that I was not the author of the tarot card books!

I had the urge to tell him about my fabulous tarot card reading the week before, and how, according to the cards my writing career was going to attain me great personal and spiritual wealth, but I didn’t quite think he’d appreciate it the way I did.

I choose to believe in my reading, because why not? Publishing is such a crazy and bumpy ride that sometimes you need every little thing you can to hold on tight and keep forging ahead.

What about you, how do you feel about tarot card readings?


Tracy Madison said...

Aw, thank you, Jillian! I hope you enjoy Chloe's story.

Like you, I'm a believer in things that can't necessarily be explained. Or, rather, I prefer to leave the window of possibility open instead of slamming it shut.

As to tarot card readings, I've never had one! I'd love it, though. Up until a couple of years ago, I'd never had a psychic reading, either, but a friend set one up for me as a birthday gift. It was kind of awesome. :)

Anonymous said...

Yep yep. I believe in tarot readings. I want to have mine done. I believe in everything of the supernatural. EVERYTHING. lol.

Maureen Lipinski said...

Love them! Have a deck myself...

van_pham said...

I have never tried tarot cards, but i would love to try it one day. I don't know if it really works but, anything is possible.

CSlater said...

I love having tarot readings but don't know that I believe in them.