lørdag, januar 28, 2006
Recently overheard near a deck of tarot cards
Thor: Alright, so these (holds cards out for show) can tell the future, right?
kimananda: Well, not exactly...they're more for meditation...confirmation of current trends...
T: Yeah, yeah, but they show how to get to future situations, right?
k: Well, you could look at it that way, I suppose.
T: O.K., so (looks at the cards, and begins loosely shuffling them, and talking to them) what do I need to do in order to win the lottery this week? Tell me... (pulls a card from the deck and places it on the table...it's the Ace of Pumpkins...turns to kimananda)...O.K., what's it mean? What do I have to do to win?
k: Well, let's see. You've pulled the Ace of Pumpkins, which in more conventional decks would be the Ace of Pentacles or Ace of Disks. Pentacles or pumpkins refer to the material aspects of things, the real tangible world. In this case, that would presumably be money. The ace generally represents the seed of an element, the tiny beginning that starts it all. So, clearly, this card can be seen as a tiny seed of money which could perhaps leads to more money later on. Basically, what the cards are telling you is that, if you want to win the lottery, the way to do it is to buy a ticket.
T: O.K., so this means that if I buy a ticket, then I will win the lottery. (turns to cards) Thank you cards. I will buy a ticket, and if you are right, then I will win. If you are wrong, then burn, baby, burn
This was two days ago, and he has been periodically threatening my favorite deck of tarot cards ever since. He has also, as of a couple of hours ago, bought a ticket (the draw is sometime this evening). If force of will is enough to affect the winning numbers, then we'll both be much better off financially tomorrow (as he's promised me half). If not, then I may have to move my cards to some sort of parapsychological safe house.
*Cards courtesy of the Halloween Tarot, published by US Games*