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Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of a Tarot Reader

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A day in the life of THIS tarot reader, at least!

It’s a busy world we live in, and the single biggest complaint I’ve heard is that people don’t have enough time in the day to do everything they want to do. Here’s the thing though: we all have the same amount of time. 24 hours in a day doesn’t seem like much, but when you start to track your day, you realize exactly where you have free time… and where you don’t.

The following is my attempt to track my time over a given weekday, and offer you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what a tarot reader does during the day. Results may vary!


 

⏰ 7 a.m.—wakeup, glass of water, check sleep-stats with the withings app
I decided when writing my post on the breaking of bad habits and the formation of good ones to start tracking my sleep. I am notorious for being a night owl, going to bed way too late, not getting enough sleep, and then having no time to do what I’d like to do in the morning before going to work at my day job as an editor. I had a good night’s sleep last night, thanks to going to bed early to cuddle and care for my sick-with-a-cold husband!

Thanks, Heathmate App from Withings!

Thanks, Heathmate App from Withings!

⏰ 7:15 a.m.—straight to meditationContinue Reading

The stories we tell ourselves and the power of denial

 Photo Credit: Hoodicoff via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: Hoodicoff via Compfight cc

The cards were out on the table, her friend was nodding assent in the background, urging me to go on: the writing was on the wall… to everyone BUT the client sitting in front of me.

Don’t get me wrong: I LOVED this client (still do!). I hated to see her in such pain. She’s a good person, believing that what you put out there you get back in return. But someone had taken her for granted, big time, and the only thing to do in the situation (at least according to the cards that were coming out) was to cut the cord.

My client shook her head. Made excuses. Made LOTS of excuses. Said she felt sorry for them and that she pitied them. Denied that this situation was affecting her life in a very heavy way, dragging her down to where even her joys felt weighted with the situation that she was avoiding dealing with and hoped would get better on its own.

I tried. I tried really hard, pulling card after card for clarification, not heeding my own lessons I’ve learned that tarot REALLY doesn’t like that when it’s already told you everything it knows and you don’t like the answers you’re seeing.

After awhile I said to her, “Listen, I know you don’t want to hear this….Continue Reading

Finding honorary tarot readers in books…

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by Neil Peart

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by Neil Peart

 

I just finished reading Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by Neil Peart. Peart is best known as the drummer and lyricist for the progressive rock band Rush. Ghost Rider is Peart’s memoir about the time in his life just after he lost first his daughter then his wife within less than a year’s time. He chronicles the road trip he goes on via motorcycle to come to terms with, and sometimes attempt to escape, the reality of losing everything.

I’ve talked about the fact that I have a bit of book ADD before. I have been known to top out at 10–12 books I’m “reading” at one time, but within that I usually fall upon one book that catches my attention over all the others and devote all my time and attention to finishing that book. With that spirit, within about 50 pages I ignored all the other books on my “Currently Reading” shelf and focused solely on Ghost Rider.

It was in that fevered reading frenzy that I reached a portion of the book that made me squeal out with an “eeeeeeeee!!!!” and wake my husband up from his doze.

“NEIL PEART GOT HIS FIRST TAROT READING!!!” I yelled, shaking my husband vigorously. He grumpily looked at me, and rolled away from me, throwing the covers over his head. Did I mention it was at 3am that I reached that point in the book? (No wonder he was grumpy at my literary revelation.)Continue Reading

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