Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 17: Tarot Card Reading

My psychic, while a very nice person, was almost uncannily inaccurate.
Cost: $20
Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: 1

As a fan of science, I am highly skeptical of psychics, ESP, tarot cards, bigfoot, etc. But today, I was going to try to believe. I really wanted my psychic to have eerily accurate insight into my life and specific predictions that I could work into my "28 Days" project.

Alas, the stars or whatever directs Tarot cards were not aligned for that.

She put a lot of stuff out there, some of which was vague enough that it would be impossible for none of it to apply to me. But for the most part her readings of my personality, life and current situation were inaccurate, even more so than I would have expected from chance. Her most accurate reading began promisingly and then veered way off course:

"Have you lost someone recently, perhaps an older male in your life?"

"Yes, my father died last year."

"And was it a long illness?"

"Yes, he was sick for several years."


"No, it was a degenerative neuro-disorder."

"Strange, I'm seeing a blood disease. Maybe leukemia. Or something with the prostate."


"Was he in the military?"

"Sort of. He was a translator for the army. He came over from China during the war."

"Was he multi-lingual?"

"Yes, he spoke English and Chinese."

"Anything else?"

"Not that I'm aware of."

"But he wasn't Chinese himself."

"No, actually he was."

"I'm not seeing that he was Chinese, certainly not 100% Chinese. You may want to look into that."

"I'm pretty sure he was Chinese."

1 comment:

  1. "I'm pretty sure he was Chinese"

    Brilliant. Thanks for an awesome blog by the way.