Tarot Popularity Has Increased Significantly Over the Past Year
Could there be an increase in the use of tarot? If so, what is driving this surge of interest from truth-seekers?
Tarot cards, once believed by some people to be evil or dangerous can now be seen everywhere. Tarot has gone mainstream. Christian Dior offers designs for decor, dinnerware, and fashion, but tarot and oracle decks for divination are the bestsellers. U.S. Game Systems, a leading publisher of tarot cards, tells the Financial Times they’ve had to double their print runs in the past year because they sell out so fast.
It’s not just tarot, the New York Times reports data from Yelp showing searches for “supernatural readings” more than doubled in April. Why are so many people turning to these methods now?
How to Use the Chinese Magic Square — The Lo Shu
Thousands of years ago in China, the Lo River flooded, inundating the local population. The people were desperate, and frantically made offerings and sacrifices to the river god, asking him to return the water to its banks.
Suddenly a turtle surfaced on the river. The people saw that there was a pattern on its shell, a grid of nine squares. Each square had dots adding up to numbers. No matter which way the dots were added across the rows either diagonally, vertically, or horizontally, the sum was 15. The diagram was called the “Lo Shu,” or “Lo River Writing.”
The turtle gave the people the pattern on its back as a map or grid of the natural flow of chi and the elements, and this square with its numbers became a foundational tool in Feng Shui and Taoist traditions. The square is also carried as an amulet or placed in homes and offices as a protective charm.