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Jakarta Post

Suit of Pentacles: Gen Z turns to tarot card reading for life advice

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 2, 2020   /  12:22 pm
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Young people chat at a coffee shop in this file photo. The art of tarot card reading has grown in popularity among a certain Generation Z community.(Kedai Bang Ali/Sindy Anindja)

As we welcome a new decade, the art of predicting what the future holds has become appealing for some in Generation Z, defined as those born in the mid to late 1990s. For Ajeng, a 22-year-old university student who recently underwent a tarot card reading, delving into the world of cartomancy was about learning how to make the right decisions.  “It’s more about looking for the right way to solve problems. I get a different perspective in looking into [my problems], but I don’t want to rely entirely on the reading,” Ajeng told The Jakarta Post, adding that she had wanted to have her fortune read for quite some time but only recently tried it out as it was pricey. She found a tarot card reader on the internet and met up with them, paying a total of Rp 400,000 (US$28.78) for a one-hour-session. She plans on being more patient in 2020, as suggested by ...