The Power of Random
The Power of Random
The meanings we find in random occurrences.
I have always been fascinated with random occurrences and the coincidences and synchronicities that seem to follow random happenings. While it is always important to remember that sometimes a coincidence is just that, and that not every random thing has meaning, I think most of us agree that sometimes things that appear to happen randomly end up feeling that they are anything but random, and in fact feel divinely ordained.
So many divinatory tools, like tarot and all cartomancy, runes, I Ching and all bibliomancy, are based on the power of random. I often think random itself is the domain of a Higher Power who used the energy of random to send us the messages, information and assistance we need.
I tend to wear out decks of tarot cards with great frequency because I shuffle them so much and so often to make sure they are completely randomized. Only then do I feel that the universe can truly speak through them.
A problem comes in when we believe that something is random when it actually isn’t. In casinos, the seemingly random slot machines are programed not to favor the customer. That is the exact opposite of how I see devices of random token divination such as tarot. I truly believe that the cards will always give us the information we need.
I also notice that very often random thoughts may pop into mind that later turn out to be the voice of intuition. It seems that one of the ways to tune in to our intuition is to pay attention to those random thoughts, as often they may be warnings, inspiration and guidance.
Our loved ones in spirit may send messages to us through occurrences that may feel random.
How can we harness the spiritual power of random in our lives? I think there are two primary ways. The first, of course, is to use tools of random token divination. The second is to pay attention to our random thoughts, and to the random things that happen around us. Sometimes those seemingly random things can have great power and value.
There’s Still Time to See Me in Connecticut and Rhode Island
I’m having a great time seeing old friends and making new ones as I continue my June Northeastern Tarot Tour!
I still have a few openings for private readings, house calls and psychic house parties while I am here. Give me a call or text at 561-655-1160 and I will see if I can fit you in to the schedule!
My last day is June 25th so don’t wait!
How to Tell if Your Random Experience Has Deeper Meaning
There can be a real danger in spiritualizing every random event and finding meaning in every coincidence. Sometimes, as Freud said, “a cigar is just a cigar”. We can overthink things in a way that supports our fears or desires and doesn’t support truth.
I think the best way to vet a suspicion that a random happening has meaning, and to confirm that meaning, is by using a second dose of random!
When you are wondering about the significance of something that has happened, use a random token divination tool, like tarot, runes or oracle cards, to confirm or deny your suspicions.
Make sure you make an effort to “get out of you own way” during this process. The less attachment you have to the outcome, the more accurate and meaningful your results will be.
Simply ask, “Does this have meaning?” Or, “What is the significance of this?” Or, “Am I correct in my interpretation of this?”
Using something random to confirm or deny the power of a random experience will allow you to find the meanings and messages that are there for you. This process will keep you from following a false clue down a confusing rabbit hole.
The Week in Review
This week I shared a blog post about something that might surprise you. I don’t think that superstition mixes well with tarot! Read the post to see what I mean!
Did you catch my Three-Card Weekly Reading this Monday? You can find it on YouTube to see what the cards said for the energies surrounding us this week.
From Around the Web
Believe it or not, I found this article on how to shuffle your tarot cards! It seems I am not the only person who cares about the energy of random!
Something I fell in love with when I moved to Florida is night-blooming flowers. Here is an article about how to grow a moon garden!
It’s amazing to learn about people, past and present, who enjoy tarot. The poet William Butler Yeats was one!
Cards for Your Consideration
Of all seventy-eight tarot cards, arguably none express the energy of random more effectively than the Wheel of Fortune, Major Arcana 10.
The Wheel of Fortune can be a frustrating card to receive in certain contexts. The Wheel of Fortune can speak of cycles, fate, and karma; the things that come around and around again. The Wheel of Fortune can speak of luck, and, like the Fool, when well-aspected can encourage you to take a risk.
The Wheel of Fortune can describe a gamble, or a visit to a casino.
The Wheel of Fortune also represents the unpredictable energy of random. This card can tell you that the outcome is up to fate and cannot be influenced by your actions or desires. Very often this card says, “Spin the wheel and see what happens.”
In a final outcome prediction, the Wheel of Fortune can tell us that anything is possible.
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Volume 2 Issue 25
June 19, 2019