Tarot Card Killer by Greg Strandberg
Jim Sharpe is sick of life, sick of being a cop, and most of all sick of Hong Kong. He’s one of the few not on the take, yet he’s being charged with corruption. By the end of the week he’ll be kicked off the force – no matter what.
All that changes when a dead body’s found next to Victoria Harbour, a bloody Tarot card in its hand. Jim’s called onto the case, and what he discovers promises not just to upend his world, but the whole city as well.
I’m looking at my hand and I’m looking at my deck of Tarot cards – which one is going to tell me the future?
Well, which do you think? And why?
Chances are you probably don’t know, and probably don’t care. I mean, really, how often do you think of either of those two things in a week, a month?
But I’m willing to bet you’re intrigued by the idea of both of them nonetheless, right?
Let’s take a look at both Tarot cards and palm reading today, and see which one is the best at telling you a about your future.
Tarot cards have been around since…well, no one really knows. Speculation centers on Egypt, Asia and everywhere in between, and I won’t bore you with all the details.
Today just be aware that there are 4 main suits in Tarot, and each governs a specific area of our consciousness and being, as follows:
Wands for creativity;
Cups for emotions;
Swords for words;
Pentacles for money.
Tarot…Will This Post Be Popular?
Let’s say I wanted to do a reading to see if this blog post will be successful in making people interested in my books or just entertaining them for a bit. I’ll shuffle my own cards, ask that question, and see what happens.
For this question I’m going to use a simple 3-Card Spread called the Balanced Choices Spread. It gives you two extremes to your question, plus one last card that evens things out.
Here is my result for the question “Will people like my blog post on Brooke Blogs:
Temperance (reversed): My first card is reversed, meaning it’s upside down and the card is often telling you the opposite of what it usually does. In this case Temperance is showing me there’ll be a major imbalance on my hands either through selfishness, lack of teamwork, imbalances in judgment, or just general lack of planning. Perhaps I’ve rushed the execution and spilled the winning recipe from my hands.
Knight of Pentacles: The second card is showing the Knight of Pentacles, which represents aspects of hard work, lots of effort, and responsibility that typically lead to money. Pulling this card tells you that you should follow a routine that allows you to successfully complete your responsibilities. And that usually means you won’t have to charge in fighting, like other Knight cards. In my case I take it my perfectionist tendencies will be put to good use and I’ll have the patience to see the job through.
King of Wands: This final card is showing me a middle ground between the two, and in this case it’s depicted by the King of Wands, or the suit of creativity. You are the ruler, the ultimate authority. You’re a visionary leader who sets the tone that all wish to follow. You step forward and take the lead because you’ve been through adversity and struggles and have overcome them to reach the top.
Overall I take it to mean the post could be a dud, people could really like it a lot, or it’ll get a regular reaction – pretty much what I expected. But boy, it sure sounds mystical and esoteric, doesn’t it?
Take a look at your right hand. You’ve got 4 major lines running along it, or at least 3.
Each of those lines has a name, and should tell you something about your life and your future.
Let’s start with the following lines:
2) The Head Line
3) The Life Line
4) The Fate Line (Not everybody has this)
The Heart Line
This line tells you about your emotions, romantic aspects, heart health, and even depression. If the line is short you may not be that interested in love, while if it’s wavy you might have many relationships and loves.
Have a circle on the line? You might be sad. Is the line broken? Someone you love may die. While these lines may be etched into the palm of your hand, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll come about.
The Head Line
This line primarily focuses on how you learn and communicate, and if you have a thirst for those things. If your line is curved you’re probably pretty creative, while if it’s straight you might be more logical and practical.
Is the line wavy? You might have problems paying attention. How about a short line? You’d rather use your body over your mind. And if it’s separated from your Life Line you’re probably more of the adventurous type.
The Life Line is going to tell you about your physical health and any major life changes you might have. These can be anything from moving to getting injured or even a catastrophe of some sort! And just because you have a long Life Line it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have a long life.
If your Life Line is curvy you have loads of energy, but if it starts near your thumb you’re probably tired a lot. A line that’s long and deep shows that you’re strong, and if you have what looks like two or more life lines you have an immense strength about you. On the other hand, if your Life Line is short and shallow you probably have issues with others telling you what to do. And that circle? You might end up in the hospital at some point.
The Fate Line
Ah, our destiny. It’s unfortunate not everyone has this line as it tells you what the Fates have in store for you. A deep line means you’re at the whims of fate, while a break or change in direction shows you have even less control over your affairs.
If the Fate Line is joined to the Life Line then you’re probably doing fine, and may be a rags-to-riches story. If the line touches the Life Line in the middle of your hand it could mean you have to change course because of someone else. And if the line starts at the base of your thumb and cross the Life Line at some point you could find yourself getting help from family and friends at some point in time.
Tarot vs. Palm Reading
There’s a lot more about palm reading, such as the shape of your hand and even the lengths of your fingers, but it gets pretty complicated and hard to follow.
If I had to choose I’d take Tarot cards any day of the week as there are simply more possibilities to answer questions that are specific to your current situation. And unlike the lines on your hands, the cards can change from reading to reading.
I hope you get some ideas for your own future from either of these divination methods, and perhaps even give one a try. It’s fun, exciting, and gives you something to joke and laugh about with friends. Or study seriously while burning incense and walking around in robes and chanting hymns.
Either way, have fun!
About the Author
Greg Strandberg was born and raised in Helena, Montana. He graduated from the University of Montana in 2008 with a BA in History.
When the American economy began to collapse Greg quickly moved to China, where he became a slave for the English language industry. After five years of that nonsense he returned to Montana in June, 2013.
When not writing his blogs, novels, or web content for others, Greg enjoys reading, hiking, biking, and spending time with his wife and young son.