Tarot Card Readings: How Can Tarot Cards Predict the Future?

Is there any science behind how a tarot reading can predict the future?

Science, of course, is catching up on how a tarot reading can predict the future. I think quantum physics also has and is giving many “clues”. Dr. David Hawkins has done some interesting experiments and has some interesting ideas about energy attractor patterns.

Currently, the main ideology used to explain them is synchronicity.

Where did the idealism of synchronicity come from?

The Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. He is considered the founder of analytical psychology. He lectured at many leading universities such as Yale. Although he was a psychiatrist, much of his life was devoted to understanding synchronicity, astrology, tarot and alchemy.

What is synchronicity?

The theory of synchronicity can be summed up as “coincidence”; that is, two events that come together in a meaningful way, outside the realm of “chance.” Jung’s experiments with synchronicity were carried out at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich.

Can you give some real life examples of synchronicity?

Even before a client comes for a tarot reading, the client will have experiences of synchronicity. Love-challenged clients, for example, will get “hints” from their lover all over the place.

They might go to a store and hear a song they associated with their lover. They will see the type of car their lover drives everywhere. They often do not know how to interpret the chronic events they are receiving and this is what really drives them to come for a tarot reading.

I was once with a client, who was doing spiritual work to heal his lover of the fear of letting people approach him, he was very frustrated because it didn’t seem to be working. We were in the car together driving to a conference he was facilitating and he said in a frustrated tone, “DJ when is this magic going to work”?

Just then a van drove by with the words “Magic Works” painted large on the side.

The work he was doing worked in no time and they were happily reunited.

How does synchronicity work in a tarot reading?

I like to think of synchronicity in the same way as dream interpretation. In a dream you will often get symbolism that you need to interpret. To understand the meaning of the dream, interpret the symbols based on what those symbols mean to you in your life experience. If you like cats and have a dream about cats, it will be a very different interpretation / meaning then another person who has the same dream about cats who is afraid of cats.

In a tarot reading, the tarot reader deals the cards. The Tarot Reader is intellectually trained in how to interpret symbolism and/or has psychic abilities that draw them to certain card symbols related to your situation. You see the higher power, collective unconscious or divine intelligence speaking the language of symbols.

Recommended reading on tarot, tarot readings and understanding the ideology/psychology behind how they work:

“Jung and the Tarot: An Archetypal Journey” by Sallie Nichols

“Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom” by Racheal Pollack

“Discovering Yourself Through the Tarot” by Rose Gwain