Ugh, I need to get something other than that last post linking to someone’s comments about Pope Francis up here. I’m still alive, and starting to be able to shuffle large decks again, after my hand surgery. Maybe I can gear up for the Halloween-themed readings I didn’t get to do last year when Hurricane Sandy dropped an eight-story tree on my almost-midwester house and took over my autumn. (And I’m still working on repairs around the yard!)
I recently did some tarot readings at a winery get-together, primarily in honor of the birthday girl, who had been interested in getting a reading from me. Imagine her pleasant surprise when I brought my Gilded Tarot along! (I wanted a deck that was visually “safe” and that I didn’t have to worry about if it got damaged outside.) A colorful runner-type rug made for a great and sturdy spread cloth on top of the picnic tables. It would also have made…
… a nice seat cushion if only I’d thought of that sooner. I did a calendar-style year-ahead reading for her, and a chakra reading designed to pinpoint potential problem issues in a person’s physical, mental and emotional health. I did a second reading for a woman who is going down to part-time in her social services work; and a third for a woman who wants to go back to school but isn’t sure what to do with her career in the meantime. Phew, it kept me busy! But it was great fun, and my clients all found something of value in their readings. The challenge was not to get too serious, but let me tell you, they all seemed to get some serious trumps and lots of sword cards.
I’ve been promoted to a new position at work, which has been busier and more stressful than I expected. I imagine there will be more blog entries around that if I find the time to blog more.
I have a new social activity, which is an ever-other-week pen-and-paper role-playing game (RPG) group that is just starting up. That will be fun: a chance to get out of the house with some new friends (as I’m quite a Hermit-type by nature), while stretching my imagination and story-teller muscles. I am still working on my character, but I’ve decided that most likely he will use tarot cards, letting me bring along a deck as a prop. Hopefully our game master — DM for us old-school types — will work those into the storyline and game play.
I’ve given a lot of thought to the recent popularity of the Lenormand, which I was blogging about before it became fashionable. I’ve also observed the related rise of commercialism around the Lenormand, some good and some not. I have thoughts on both of these things, which I may share at some point.
So hello to my newer readers, and greetings for anyone who has been around for a while.