Human Interest

Have you used tarot cards?

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 June, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 June, 2005, 12:00am

Vivian Ho


Age: 18


Top tunes: I haven't had much time to listen to music because of exams


Yes, I have a set of tarot cards at home and a book about tarot reading. I bought the cards a few years ago when they were popular. I once went to a fortune-teller. It was amazing because my ex-boyfriend and I started dating again exactly as the fortune-teller had predicted. But I try not to be too superstitious.


Ruby Fung


Age: 16


Top tunes: Yida Huang's hits


Never. I know what tarot cards are but I'm not interested. I think fortune-telling is not scientific. I once played a fortune-telling card game with my friends, but it was just for fun. I sometimes read the horoscopes in magazines to kill time. Although I don't believe them, I think some of the descriptions suit me. I am a Scorpio. Scorpios like arts and I study arts.


Jacqueline Lam


Age: 17


Top tunes: Love Psychedelico's music


Yes, at least 10 times. Some of my friends know how to read tarot cards and I sometimes get fortune-tellers to read them for me. The price ranges from $40 to $100 per question. I am curious about my future. The fortune-tellers said I would have good prospects and a rich husband. I'm happy to hear this, but I won't blindly believe such predictions. Tarot reading is quite trendy.


Jasmine Luke


Age: 18


Top tunes: Rene Liu's songs


Yes, I sometimes play tarot cards with friends at cafes. Although I don't believe the game 100 per cent, some of the predictions have been accurate. For example, once a tarot card said I would fall from a height. A few days later, I fell from the stairs and got hurt. But I wouldn't want my entire life to be predicted because I'm afraid to know when or how I would die.


Louis Wong


Age: 17


Top tunes: Avril Lavigne's music


Yes, two or three times.


I usually ask about things like love and friendship. Once, a tarot card predicted that a third person would intervene in my relationship with my girlfriend. Later she broke up with me because of another boy. Also, once it was predicted that my friends would have arguments, which turned out to be true. But I would not take the game too seriously.