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#SoCS – In the Cards


The concept of fate is debatable. I’ve always kind of believed in it. Especially when it suited me the most.

When something good happens, it’s luck. When something bad happens, it was bound to be. Bound as in tied up, unable to escape fate with a bow on top.

Until, of course, something good proves to have mixed results.

Was I fated to meet my ex? Of course–we had three kids. They were fated to come into existence, to change other people’s lives in their path.

Yeah, totally a mixed bag of beliefs.

Then there are the literal “in the cards” cards. I used to play around with Tarot cards a lot. I have no idea where they went when I moved eight years ago. Or maybe it was nine now … No matter. I haven’t seen them in close to a decade.

I used to wonder if I was just reading what I wanted to read in them. I mean seriously, so much interpretation!

But then once in a while I’d have a really specific question in mind and there was no doubt they were talking to me.

Happened more with the Angel cards.

I know where they are.

I still get them out once in a while.

Do they predict the future or show me what’s “in the cards,” so to speak? Again, totally up for interpretation.

They say that things you don’t believe in, won’t come true. But maybe it’s all in our heads.

Or maybe we just choose not to see it.

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

19 thoughts on “#SoCS – In the Cards

  1. Fascinating topic. But then there’s the subconscious. If we say over and over, I don’t believe in X, X is the focus and the don’t part is not as strong as the X part. Better to say what we do believe in. I do believe in angels. I’m gonna get some angel cards.


  2. Funnily enough I just found my old deck of Tarot cards a couple of weeks ago, wrapped up in their piece of black silk and put ‘somewhere safe’ – so safe I hadn’t seen them in about 10 years! πŸ™‚

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  3. Very interesting Linda little secret I am frightened of the tarrot πŸ’œ

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  4. fate is a weird concept a weird thing. I am not sure how I feel abou tit. xox

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  5. I dabble in the Tarot from time to time, too πŸ™‚ It’s probably all in the cards, but the dealer has variations in the shuffle, I’d bet.

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  6. In the cards, but affected by our actions (as well as thoughts). It’s a crap shoot? So many games controlling out lives. πŸ™‚

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  7. I know someone who played solitaire with a Tarot deck and three people died…


  8. I use tarot cards sometimes. It was interesting a couple of the readings I felt were not right for the situation I was in at the time but a few weeks later it all became clear to me. Mine is a Sherlock Holmes deck.

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  9. Inside my head? Oh, that’s a scary place, Linda. Sometimes, reality doesn’t fit.


  10. I think you summed it up neatly in your last sentence. As long as we choose not to see, hear or talk about those things that we don’t really believe, they won’t happen. Not inside our heads, anyway.


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