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Book Review: Kitchen Table Tarot

Book: Kitchen Table Tarot

Author: Melissa Cynova

Date of Publication: May 2017

Published by: Llewellyn Publications

Structure of the Book: 8 Chapters, with Introduction, Conclusion, Recommended Reading, and Acknowledgments Sections

I will try to keep my review of this book as unbiased as possible, but that may NOT be possible. Why? Because I absolutely adore Melissa and consider her a very close friend. From meeting at Theresa Reed’s Soulful Proprietor Retreat 4 years ago to adventures in NYC meeting our personal hero Terry Iacuzzo this past April, I felt an instant kinship.

When her book Kitchen Table Tarot came out, I knew I wanted it BADLY. Once I got it into my hands, I knew all the hype I made out in my head was worth it: the book is plainspoken and absolutely the person I know within the pages. No nonsense, whipsmart, and down to earth.Continue Reading

Happy New Year: But how are you going to make it a happy one?

Is it happy new year? It’s hard for me to say that after everything that’s been going on in my life in the past two weeks. I spoke about this a little bit in my monthly newsletter (don’t get it? you should sign up!) about feeling the weird limbo in taking bereavement leave after the sudden and unexpected passing of my father plus that already weird limbo thing that happens in the space between Christmas and New Years. It’s double limbo, and it’s thrown me for a loop.

Thank you for allowing me the space to grieve, heal, and feel the complicated feelings that go along with loss.

It is the first of the year, so thank you for allowing me the space I needed to come back to myself and my readings stronger than before. All reading options are now available. Thank you for your support and your patience.
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Now that we’ve gotten logistical stuff sorted out, onto the real “meat” of the blog and reason for me writing this today.

Happy (?) New Year!

I don’t have a problem with the “new year” part of the above: it’s a fact…. another calendar year is over, and we face the promise of a new calendar year looming ahead, with all the joys and sorrows that come along with it, just glimmering in the future past the point where we can’t see but we know it’s there.

It’s the “happy” part that’s got me stumbling. Because every time you say that phrase to someone, it’s a wish for them to actually HAVE what you are saying to them: you are wishing/willing them to have a happy new year. It is a hope, a fervent prayer, that they will indeed have the happiest of New Years.

But how are WE going to make it so, with the ardent urgency that everyone else wishes it for us? I have a few ideas.Continue Reading

Drive-by sessions or “10 at 10”: why I do them, and how you can get in on them!

The evolution of my “drive-by” tarot sessions are well documented online. I believe my friends and fellow readers Theresa Reed and Courtney Weber used to do them in some way, shape, or form (the question of who did what first doesn’t matter, as we seem to have all asked each other who started it… which remains a mystery. My bet? The original OG Tarot Thug Theresa originated them. See here for her post on Drive By Tarot Readings).

Either way, out of the three of us I’m the only one still doing them. Why? Because people suck sometimes, and are greedy, and often get very pushy about something that is offered for free… in short, people wore out their welcome, and ruined it for the other people that were genuinely respectful of that reader’s time and contributions even offering up a free taste of how they work in the first place.

And then there’s me: who, when realizing I was burning myself out giving up too much or bending over backwards for people that really didn’t deserve it, shooting the people in the foot that ARE good clients and good people… I made a change and set boundaries so that I would NEVER again feel resentful of this aspect of my generosity.Continue Reading

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