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div·i·na·tion noun the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.

e all have ideas about what we consider to be magic. Magic, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces, is a powerful word in and of itself. The word comes with hundreds of years of preconceived notions, dating back to times before the rise of science and the major world religions. For some, it carries along with it a mess of seriously bad juju, and for others, glimmers of wonder. But if you think that magic is just a bunch of hocus pocus, hoodoo-voodoo witchcraft, then we implore you to reconsider.

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The art of Tarot is one that has been honored by many, serving as a staple in any divinatory toolbox. The traditional Tarot card deck consists of 78 cards between the major and minor arcana. The terms major and minor reflect the relative weights that each group holds on an interpretation. A major arcana card represents an energy that is deep, strong, decisive or long-term. When a major arcana card appears in a reading, you have tapped into a powerful energy in some area of your life. The minor arcana cards do not carry the same weight, but they are still important. They chart the ups and downs of daily life and register changes in feelings and thoughts. These dramas are gripping while they occur, but they pass with time as new concerns take their place.1 The questioner should be specific with their question. This is an absolute must because the meaning is derived from both the reader’s interpretation as well as that of the questioner. For sake of example, let us look at a common situation. The questioner is in a committed relationship yet they have come to realize that they have feelings for another acquaintance. They consult the Tarot as to whether they should pursue this relationship and a card is drawn. The Two of Cups is drawn and it reveals that there is attraction present.

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