I placed this here because it ultimately was because of divination that is came about.
Sometime during 1984 / 1985 I had curiosity get the better part of me and I decided to call one of them 1-800 psychic tarot readings / hot lines of the day. No one specific question in mind, just a moment of boredom and a what the heck lets try it moment. So I call out into the phone world of the tarot reader and see what the cards had to say at that moment in time. Of course being the closed person I am or was at the time didn't really reveal any of my own strengths or knowledge to the reader. After all wanted to see what he / she would come up with and to see just how much was actually a cold reading done over the phone through leading questions to see what you wanted to hear.
I got a woman reader that day. She decided to do a future reading but also a general present reading. I was in an instructor billet at that time and teaching in a Navy A / C school setting. She picked up I was in charge of people. Stated that I had some sort of educational position over them but wasn't sure as it wasn't that strong. Don't recall if she ever did detect that I was in the military at that time. All in all though some things correct, some wrong and some very leading questions to try and lead you and make you reveal your hearts desire. Typical cold reading in that if you mentioned something it immediately because revealed in her cards and a moment later became a focal point of her reading. A few more questions, often leading or open ended then of course more revelations. Do recall she'd not tell me what cards where drawn or in what order they were laid in the spread. Of course she later got a bit upset when I'd ask about the cards she did reveal when the meaning didn't match what I understood it to convey.
So while I was a bit suspect of her skills she did entertain and kept me on the phone for a bit to run up her profit or payment. Then before ending the call she gave me a future reading.
She did indicate I would be injured but not how. I did have a spinal injury and follow on injuries and disabilities from that event. Would eventually end my military career and later my ability to work for the school system. She indicated that my practice would move from one of action to one of being a mentor and educator. She figured the mentor stage would hit close to my 50th birthday. Not to far off I suppose if you look at what has happened in the last few years. I am 55 now and my practice has moved more towards a mentor / adviser stage than an active practitioner stage in the past 5 - 10 years especially.
As to why this all occurred to me tonight I can not say. Just as I sit hear listening to various Wendy Rule songs that touch me it came to the forefront of my mind again. A divination from many years ago that has come far closer today than one would have imagined back in 1984 time frame. A divination that on some levels I have moved towards through out my life to place me where I am at today. A divination that if I could go back in time would tell the reader her cards for the future where very accurate for the most part. Is there more perhaps yet to come to pass? There was more in the reading for certain and perhaps as the wheel marches forward those will come to pass or reveal they have already done so.
But then I do have a vague memory of the reader telling me while the current was not very accurate nor her strong suite her future readings were usually pretty accurate. All these years later and in reflection tonight it seems she was right.