Tarot card reading is one of the forms of divination that is most commonly portrayed in popular culture. It always makes its way into various forms of mass media to represent divination and fortune-telling in general. In movies, for example, fortune telling is portrayed with the use of tarot cards most of the time. Its only alternative is the use of a crystal ball.
This popularity of tarot card reading can be attributed to the fact that tarot reading is also among the most widely known forms of divination. The mysteries posted by tarot cards and their interesting array of enigmatic illustrations and symbolisms attract public attention and curiosity.
Since this divination art makes use of an instrument, that is, a deck of cards, tarot card reading turns out to be highly visual, thus, making it appropriate for use in movies and other forms of mass media communication tools in popular culture.
This wide use of the imagery of tarot card reading in portrayals of fortune telling in popular culture also created its share in creating an immediate image in the minds of people who automatically links tarot cards with fortune-telling. This makes the use of the tarot card reading imagery a convenient way of portraying something such as telling the future or making predictions.
However, this use of the image of tarot reading in popular culture has embedded in tarot the trademark of being an art of fortune-telling. The thing is, tarot card reading is not really fortune-telling. Tarot cards actually portray the present and possible actions that can be taken to make the “future” b