I’ve always been a little loopy—I feel like if I were transported to Hogwarts, I’d probably be friends with Luna Lovegood and would be a regular in Professor Trelawney’s Divination class. Back in college, my friends and I would go to fortunetellers for fun. I got myself a deck and an Everything-Tarot Book just to see if I could read on my own, but that fell away pretty fast because there were just too many cards to memorize (and my deck’s illustrations were creeping me out).
My good friend Eunice and I would continue exploring all sorts of readings through the years, getting into everything from crystals to numerology to astrology. (Needless to say, we were both 90s kids and fans of “The Craft” and “Practical Magic.”)
Two Christmases ago, I was killing time at the bookstore when I saw a Fairy Tale Fortune Cards deck. It wasn’t a regular tarot set because there were only 36 cards, and each card had a matching children’s story. The set was too pretty not to buy!
Since then, I’ve been having a better time with my cards (number one rule: the creepy ones are not for me) and have been learning to tap into my intuition and people-reading skills more. To me, the cards really aren’t a method to predict the future, but a fun and engaging way to help someone figure out their situation or themselves.