Q. A very good friend of mine has asked if I would wish to come along and have my tarot cards read with her. Now I have always felt a little uneasy with things like this as I do not want to “entertain the devil” as such or invite bad things to happen.
My friend and I have only recently re-kindled our friendship after we had a disagreement and didn’t speak for a number of years. It was my children’s christening that brought us back together. I expressed my feelings of unease to her, and she understood but gushed at how much she enjoyed having hers read a year ago and also told me that the reading had implied that we would become friends again. What do you think I should do?
A. Tarot card reading falls under the heading of fortune telling and in my opinion should be avoided. The fact that this was forbidden in Old Testament times (Deut. 18:9-11) tells us God is not pleased with such things. Only He knows the future, which means all other sources are of a different origin. It could be just the card reader’s opinion, which isn’t worth anything, or it could be something much more sinister, which makes it dangerous. The problem is, you can’t identify the source.
You shouldn’t be impressed that your reconciliation was foretold. The odds are 50/50 that any prediction like that could come true, and the power of suggestion it generated could have led your friend to subconsciously look for an opportunity to reconcile with you.