Horoscopes and other such humbug were never an item in my family when I was a child. They still are not, other than to have a chuckle.
That said, I often wonder about taro cards. I have never had an official (if there is such a thing) reading, but I have had an interesting experience.
The family of a friend in college owned a house on Lake George in upstate New York. He invited me and a girlfriend to spend a weekend. This was a time before internet, and the cottage did not have a television. Back then, one read or played board games for entertainment. Amongst their large collection of games was a set of taro cards. I had never seen these, so my friend explained their use.
The girl that was with us knew the deal; she laid out my future. I remember only one detail: the card predicted that I would live in a house with a red-haired girl. We joked about this, because the popular cartoon strip, Peanuts, featured Charlie Brown being infatuated with a red-haired girl.
We went back to college and life proceeded. I thought nothing of this prediction, maybe because I did not have any dates or girlfriends with red hair. Well, as you all know, life on this planet can be strange. One can believe things or not believe things. For the past 35 years, I have lived in house with a red-haired girl!
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.