This is such an interesting subject to me. I do ZERO cards, divination and such. I really don't see the point of it.
Since the future isn't set in stone, there are too many variables that ripple and shift outcomes. It seems like a fool's errand to me.
If I get a 'message' or vision of a future event, I pay attention. Don't go looking for it, though.
I do like what NorthernPilgrim said about 'blind spots' -- that's something you can work with now.
Madame, you ask some deep ass questions.
Questions I've pondered about my craft, too. Sometimes it's ancestors, sometimes it's Spirit, sometimes it's a guardian, sometimes it's me, sometimes it's luck.
The challenge for me was learning how to differentiate between ancestors, Spirit, guardians, my own ability, or dumb luck... Cuz I get pings from all angles.
Your ideas resonate with me, a lot here...if I hadn't picked up fortune telling as a teen, with such rapid success, I probably wouldn't mess with cards, either, to be honest. But I did, and in a way, that ended up being my intro to this world. I didn't grapple with it so much then because I had been some kind of "Christian" so fate was sort of my thing back then, but now I'm where you are, and it's really difficult to wrap my head around. I've heard it said that the cards simply point out the most logical conclusion if one's trajectory continues on the same course, but man, I've had some experiences with that not even being the case in some of my past reads.
The thing about "blind spots" is more or less what I do with Tarot. I use Tarot for almost everything that doesn't have to do with "the future," (except for when it does without my prodding, if that makes sense?) I've connected to spirits, been able to consider that which I haven't considered regarding any circumstance, insight to others' perspectives and possible motives, and other things like that.
That very last paragraph has been probably the hardest part of this path I think. Harder than crafting a spell, harder than meeting a guide, harder than anything else. Everything else (for me) but divination, just until now! My thoughts about divination have changed and morphed over the 16 or so years that I've been doing it.
That's the beauty of this path, though, it's always keeping you on your toes and making you think.
I met my doppelgaenger in my kitchen last night. Saw it head on, before it blended back into the background, like a chameleon. Part of me is wondering how well I should be eating, if the lore is true and death is coming, but then I got to doing some digging around and began to think about multiverse theory, the idea of imprints in time, etc...seems an odd "coincidence" given the amount of thought I've been spending on the nature of time. She wore clothes that I own, but not the clothing that I was wearing that night. She wasn't like an apparition, or sickly looking...she just gave me the "WTF are you doing in my house, Imma murder you!" fight-or-flight look that I was definitely giving her as well. Maybe some dimensions did overlap, and maybe in that other dimension she's also sharing it here...or maybe next week I'll be wearing the same outfit, certain that I hear or see something that doesn't belong...
Edited by Madame, 05 May 2017 - 06:25 AM.