Rabbit at the Sacred Well
536 Grand Ave., Oakland, 510-444-9355, SacredWell.com
Ever since the dawn of time — or at least since the advent of Lotto — humans have always had an innate desire to pester the future. Want some advice about that new guy you've been seeing or some insight about whether your boss is in fact crazy, like you've always suspected? Although Marilee Bigelow can't predict how many kids you'll have with the new guy you'll be seeing, the winner of the sixth race, or if a piano will drop on your head next Tuesday, she has an uncanny knack with laying out the cards (The Moon card reversed — stay away from your boss) and is able to decipher the sometimes frightening tarot imagery into a story that makes sense (no, you won't die if you get the skeleton-guy Death card). Luckily, if there are even a few unsettling cards, as there always are, Bigelow has a compassionate soul and a great sense of humor that tempers whatever surprises fate has in store. Que sera sera.