IF WE KNEW THE FUTURE – Marilyn Armstrong

I can see the future.

Everyone can. Take a look at the present. Extrapolate what’s likely to happen. It’s not magic, it’s logic. Intentions made real. Probabilities aligned.

Chinese (Sui) porcelain musicians. They come from the past. We all come from the past. In case you failed to notice.

Chinese (Sui) porcelain musicians. They come from the past as do we all

We see ahead as accurately as we need to. Seeing more would gain us nothing but misery. The future would be a fearsome place. We could waste our entire lives trying to change it. No one would enjoy the present. What a pointless exercise!

Which brings me into a discussion of reading Tarot and why I don’t do it now.

I knew there is a strong spiritual element to reading and I also knew I was good at it … which was the problem. I knew too many people who wanted horoscopes for themselves, their children, or some family member I’d never met or wanted to meet.

For example, no matter how many times I said I would not read for children (much less newborn babies), no one listened. It was like a TV cop show where they are forever telling someone to “stay in the car.” No one stays in the car.


I understood knowledge is important, but they didn’t want spiritual understanding. They just wanted to know what was would happen next and with whom. I didn’t feel I should tell them because what I said might make it happen. The problem is, when you “see” something, interpreting what that means is not always what you think it is.

But right now, I will make a prophecy. I can guarantee you it’s true.

We will all die. Of something. Eventually. Until then, let’s live a little!

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15 replies

  1. If we were friends ‘in real life’, I’d probably be buggin’ you to do a reading for me. But only because I find that stuff fascinating and tried (vainly) to learn it for myself. I think it must be an inherent gift, although one can learn the ‘rules’. If the ‘magic’ ain’t there, though, it just ain’t there. I used to read for myself, but got the strong impression that I should not be doing that. Haven’t read since.


    • It’s not smart to read for yourself. You tend to see either what you want to see or what you are afraid to see — and it’s as likely as not, neither is actually there. Reading is complicated. Yes, I think some people have a gift for it. Astrology is better for people who follow rules.


  2. I’m with you. I know that anticipation can be difficult for some, they want or need to know all. However, there is something rather magical in not knowing and experiencing life’s delights. Yes, there are moments we’de rather not experience but they all make up a whole and influence who we are. So other than a delightful amusing party trick, I’d rather continue on.


  3. I do have a set of cards but don’t know how to read them.


  4. I have never had my cards read although I’ve sometimes thought that it would be interesting. Now I am in two minds about it. I would like to know if certain goals for the future will be achieved but on the other hand, I don’t want to hear about grief, sickness and death in the future. You don’t have to be clairvoyant to predict those, everyone gets their fair share. Perhaps it’s best to keep pottering along enjoying the journey and remaining ignorant about what is at the destination. I do think the cards are beautiful though.


    • In all our years together, Garry refused to let me read for him. He simply said “No thank you. I don’t want to know.” I’ve don’t a basic natal reading for him (STUBBORN!!!) but nothing futuristic.


  5. Wise words, and good common sense. 🙂


  6. The Wirth is my favourite tarot… but I don’t use it for others either.


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