Online Tarot Readings
I have been having an ongoing argument with my daughter about horoscopes. Since hitting the teens years she has taken to reading her horoscope daily. Up until now I have never been bothered about horoscopes, tarot or the like. But itâ€™s funny that now since she has been reading them I suddenly have an opinion. Donâ€™t get me wrong I havenâ€™t suddenly started reading them but more the case itâ€™s scary to see how much of a hold these things can have over small minds. She thinks they are brilliant when they give her good news and can be a bad mood if they donâ€™t give her anything good to look forward to and as a mum I have alarm bells ringing.
My argument to her is that with over 6 billion people in the world (6,806,980,752 to be exact at the time of writing this) there is a fair chance that when you divide the population by the 12 signs ( = 567,248,396) there is going to be a horoscope somewhere that is true to a few people out of the 567k. Especially when you take into account the way they are written.
But it doesnâ€™t just stop at horoscopes. I decided to look further to see what she could be reading on the internet, to see what I should pre-know. Take theCircle for example, where apparently you can know your future today â€“ hang on doesnâ€™t that take half the fun out of it? You can consult clairvoyants, tarot readers and psychics on your love life and relationships and anything else, but all at a cost of course. How many youngsters upset that spotty oike down the road didnâ€™t smile at them have dialled the Â£1.50 per minute phone lines to hear that he may or may not fall in love with them?
How much of it is actually has any truth and how much is just playing on people who are young and impressionable or upset and in search of something. When youâ€™re upset, down, sad or feeling any sort of negative emotion you naturally search for something to make you feel better. The times when a nice cup of tea doesnâ€™t quiet cut it. When you are in this negative mood you could probably turn anything you are told by a clairvoyant, tarot reader etc into something that does apply to you. Almost to make yourself believe it because itâ€™s got to be true. Because if you believe in it and they tell you something good – itâ€™s going to happen, right?
I may of course have this all completely wrong. My thoughts are or course just how I see it. But as a parent itâ€™s yet another thing I have to work out how to explain in a fair and equal manner.
If there are any spirits, ghosts or ghouls reading this over my shoulder as I type, I would just like to add you are all lovely.