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Excuses, excuses: why your tarot business won’t work if you don’t

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“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ―Benjamin Franklin


It’s tough to motivate others to do their work when they don’t want to do their work. I have found people make SO many excuses, especially when they are afraid. Students should realize that a mentorship isn’t a free ride and the work needs to be done themselves, and teachers can’t be doing the homework for students… where’s the growth in that?

As I noted after my mentorship with Theresa Reed ended, “On the one hand I thought, “I don’t have to do homework every two weeks!” On the other, I realized that the only person pushing me forward in the future would be me and me alone.”Continue Reading

Casting Love Spells: A Cautionary Tale

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Once upon a time, a young foolish teenager cast a spell.

She cast a spell at one of the many power sites in the world, where all the elements meet in one place. Air, water, fire, and earth … where the land meets the ocean. She found a pure white stone, and asked the Gods to bring to her a true love. She was tired of waiting, so she sought out a way to bring him to her. She held the stone in her left hand, and cast the love spell in the way that she was taught to cast it: without envisioning a specific person and without being unduly specific, because magic follows the path of least resistance, and magic often does not work in ways that humans understand or can anticipate. She held the stone firmly, and when she felt ready, she threw the stone out into the ocean, into the crest of a huge wave, and determined that the waves of the oceans constantly coming into shore would eventually bring love into her life.

It took three years and many relationships and coincidences for him to arrive.

How did she know that he was the one she asked the sea to bring to her?

His name means “from the sea.”

I wrote this little “fairy tale” story back in 2007, when I still was with the person in question whose name meant “from the sea.” Yes, that young foolish teenager that cast the love spell was me, and yes, the story above (though flowery in language) really happened. Why am I writing about it now? That spell taught me very valuable lessons in how spell-casting really works.Continue Reading

What a tarot reader does when they’ve had a crap day

Lately, I’ve been what my mother would call “in a mood.” Grumpy. Lazy. Out of sorts. In a rut because I’m out of my regular routine.

Being on a quasi-hiatus/summer schedule has made me feel out of touch and rusty. And grumpy. Did I mention grumpy already? It bears repeating.

There’s only so much wallowing that a girl can take before it’s time to decide to claw her way out of it. It doesn’t take a minute or a moment or even a day. Sometimes several days of positive consistent action is needed to get out of the slump.Continue Reading

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