My mother and my grandmother did card readings for clients, using regular playing cards. I grew up thinking it was normal for family friends to come over to have their cards read, while they had a cup of tea and chatted with my mother. My mother was not a pie in the sky, airy fairy, fly by the seat of your pants type of person. She was a dignified and almost prim Leo with a Virgo Ascendant, had a day job in the medical field and more common sense than most people. It was ingrained in me that analyzing any life situation needed to include information from the world of earthly, measurable, scientifically provable facts along with the world of intuition and mystery.
People have varying amounts of intellectual capacity or skill with collecting and analyzing information that is measurable and scientifically provable. As for the mystical side of things, I believe that everyone has intuition, genetic memory from their ancestors and information that they just seem to pick up subliminally. Some people are better at “tuning in” and trusting their intuition than others. When push comes to shove in our world, the measurable “factual” information carries more weight, impelling many people to lose the skill of listening to their instincts or intuition. Even when a person does rely on their own intuition, there are times when it’s good to get an outside opinion, because it’s very easy t