The conversation went something like this:
She: What is it you do?
Me: I read tarot cards
She: Oh. Do you wear a turban and have a crystal ball?
Me: No I don’t. What you are thinking of is a psychic or a medium.
She: Isn’t that the same thing?
Me: Not necessarily. Some tarot readers are psychic, and some are probably mediums. I’m not either of those. I just read the tarot cards.
She: But don’t you have to be psychic and “feel the vibe” to know what the cards are telling you?
Me: No. The cards are pieces of paper with symbols on them. The symbols are universal, and we can all tap into that if we have been trained to know their meanings. Beyond that a tarot reader can use her intuition to understand how the card applies to the question being asked.
She: Oh. Okay. Can you show me how it works?
And I did, we did a short 3 card reading and when it was over she was sitting across from me with her eyes really wide open and a stunned look on her face.
She: That is exactly what is going on in my life. How did you know?
Me: The cards told me.
She: That’s amazing. Can we do it again soon?
Me: Of course, I’d love to.
She: Great. But could you wear a turban?
Me: Sorry, but I don’t own one.
She: I kind of miss it.