Divination systems, also known as “oracles,” based on tarot, astrology, love, prosperity, rune stones, serenity, alchemy, The Goddess, voodoo, Native American spirituality, and almost every other subject that you can buy a book about, continue to be one of the strongest selling items in bookstores.
It is easy to see why—people have questions and they want answers, especially in this frightening and uncertain time. And a well-designed oracle is made to help people find answers to their questions.
The tarot can be used for the purpose of divination by using the images on the cards and their meanings to trigger insights from your higher self, the part of us that provides guidance by supplying those “irrational” hunches, intuition and flashes of inspiration that can make everyday life sometimes seem so extraordinary.
By shuffling and selecting one or more cards from the deck as you calmly and sincerely ask for guidance about your situation, you cause your higher self to guide you to select the proper card. Your state of mind at that moment implies a future course of events in regards to the situation you are asking about.
Shuffling the cards of the tarot at the same moment you are concentrating on your question causes your question and the cards you select to be linked together by the power of your intention and concentration. They are connected in a meaningful way because they are happening at the same time.
This may or may not be the Age of Aquarius or the New Age, but it is certainly the Now Age—everything has to be done now. Cell phones, computers, texting, and the internet have destroyed the cushion of time that used to enable us to thoughtfully consider our situations. Here in the Now Age, information overload overwhelms.
How can we find and stay on the path to a life of quality and meaning in the Now Age? How can there be time to pray when there’s hardly time to play?
Like prayer, a well-designed divination system reminds us of our seamless connection to All-There-Is. As an added bonus, using oracles with sincerity and regularity adds a needed element of ritual to our lives. Approach all your readings with a sense of ceremony, sincerity and humility, and all will be revealed.