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What's the big deal with Tarot? Novelist and card reader Daisy Waugh on why it's bec
25-12-2018, 07:28 PM
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What's the big deal with Tarot? Novelist and card reader Daisy Waugh on why it's bec
I was at a party last week and a man I had known but not seen for many years – an opera singer – came bounding up to me. ‘I hear you’re a professional tarot reader these days,’ he cried. ‘How much do you charge? Or maybe I could sing you a song instead? Would you read my cards for free?’

Ah, the beauty of the sharing economy! People have offered me all sorts of things in exchange for a tarot reading: babysitting, chauffeuring, DIY… On the whole, to be frank with you, I prefer PayPal. But he was right: I read cards professionally, as well as write novels. And I’m lucky – I seem, by happy chance, to have caught the front end of a wave.

was at a party last week and a man I had known but not seen for many years – an opera singer – came bounding up to me. ‘I hear you’re a professional tarot reader these days,’ he cried. ‘How much do you charge? Or maybe I could sing you a song instead? Would you read my cards for free?’

Ah, the beauty of the sharing economy! People have offered me all sorts of things in exchange for a tarot reading: babysitting, chauffeuring, DIY… On the whole, to be frank with you, I prefer PayPal. But he was right: I read cards professionally, as well as write novels. And I’m lucky – I seem, by happy chance, to have caught the front end of a wave.

It’s extraordinary how public attitudes to the tarot have changed – even in the few short years since I first stumbled upon it. Where, four years ago, I was slightly embarrassed – even fearful, in the face of so many curled lips – to discuss my new passion, now I have people begging me for readings.

The tarot, for all its occult connections, its magical powers and scary-looking Death cards, has gone mainstream. Better yet, it’s fashionable.

A reading isn’t about telling the future, it’s about connecting with the present
Last year, New York’s The Week magazine ran a piece wondering: ‘Why is tarot crazy popular all of a sudden?’ US Vogue online offered a beginner’s guide to reading the cards, and The New York Times magazine The Cut went with: ‘How tarot became the trendiest party game’. When New York sneezes (so the saying goes), London catches a cold. In the UK, January’s Economist lined up eight tarot cards on its New Year cover to describe the outlook for the year ahead.

Why is tarot so ‘crazy popular’ now? Maybe, in the current angry climate, it’s not that surprising. The world is in upheaval, uncertainty abounds. Our 24-hour news flow constantly rams home the message that life as we know it is teetering on a cliff edge of anarchy and/or extinction.
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