Dear Kris & Kim C. Sorry I have been slow responding to your comments on my tarot reading but I did not log on over the weekend. I have been using the cards for over 20 years now for my own and my friends readings. In my experience, the cards generally reflect the issues and concerns going on in the questioners own life - pentacles for a career/money issue, cups for relationships and so on. The only few occasions where the reading has seemed meaningless is where the questioner has not concentrated whilst shuffling the cards - or actually is afraid of the result and so fights against any kind of empathy with me or the cards. In my view, they do not generally predict the future, but the likely outcome of your situation, givenm how the cards say you are reacting to it. That's why I was so amazed to see the Tower and the 10 of Swords - precisely because it seemed nothing to do with me. Yes, it could be sheer co-incidence - it's just that it has never happened before.
I don't seek to force my views on anyone else and I don't expect other people to do likewise. I think there is a little too much ridicule going on in this thread though. Just because we don't know how something happens doesn't mean it's rubbish. I'm keeping on open mind.