Tarot Popularity Has Increased Significantly Over the Past Year

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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?

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Chinese Zodiac Animals Complete Guide: The Race of Twelve

People can rarely guess this by looking at me, but I am half Chinese, and very proud of it! What an incredibly complex and colorful culture to claim as part of my own; the richness of the Chinese traditions and customs can be credited with many amazing advancements dating before America was even a twinkle in the world’s eye. One such aspect is the Chinese Zodiac containing the twelve animals that make up the cycle of our years past, present, and future.

Growing up, my grandmother instructed me, my brother, and my cousins in the way of traditions that have been passed down generation after generation. Usually, we’d gather around her home during Chinese New Year and welcome the new animal of the year (this year, 2014, is the Horse, which is my animal! Power to the Horses.).

We celebrated with a pyramid of oranges, red envelopes called li shis, delicious candies like sweet lotus root, and many a decoration in the shade of the Chinese lucky color, red. Of course, being a kid, I was most interested in the candied fruit, but the stories did grab my attention enough for me to be fascinated by the story of how the animals came to be in the Zodiac.

12 Chinese Zodiac Animals

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Rat

Ox

Tiger

Rabbit

Dragon

Snake

Horse

Sheep

Monkey

Rooster

Dog

Pig

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