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Love and the Tarot: A compilation of articles for Valentine’s Day reading

 

Happy Valentine’s Day, witches, kittens, muggles, and esoterics alike! Whether you are celebrating today, think of it as the most tragic of Hallmark “fake” holidays, or somewhere in between… I’ve compiled some of my writing on love and the tarot for you to read.Continue Reading

Not thrilled with what you’re offering? Neither are your clients

 

I spent most of last month not only being physically sick, but sick of myself. An excerpt from last month’s newsletter particularly irked me:

I also see a Wheel of Fortune year as trying new things and having new adventures… being open to experimentation and to some degree, risk. In that spirit, I have been working on creating a customized PDF report of a yearly overview. It’s currently in beta-testing at the moment, but I’ve created a sample reading based upon the Cards of the Month from each monthly newsletter from 2016. It’s a modification of the Clock Spread I did eons ago for one of the Tarot Apprentice challenges… then I realized that Kim Krans, creator of The Wild Unknown everything, included a near identical spread as a part of her wonderful Spirit Cloth! Click on the link and check it out: 13 Moons Sample. If this is something that interests you, please let me know by sending me an email, Subj. Line: Interested in Yearly Overview. Based on interest, I may make them available to a limited number of people, because boy, they are intense and time-consuming to do!

YAWN. Even I’M bored with what I wrote! Yes, really. I blasted out the newsletter January 1st, leading with a sample reading of a new yearly forecast.

Fair warning: I HATE forecasting via tarot. Predictive tarot readings just aren’t my style. Predictions DO happen within my readings, yes, but they are not the backbone of them: they are an added bonus, an extra shot of espresso, gratis, or a super-big dollop of whipped cream on top of your white chocolate mocha. The predictions are not why people seek me out for readings. In my opinion, people come to me for my no BS delivery, sans sugar-coating or babying. NOT for the rare moments of outright prediction.

So…. why the hell would I offer something that is solely predictive? Your guess is as good as mine. Continue Reading

What an obscure electronic board game from the 90s has to do with my psychic development

When I was younger, I wanted to be psychic SO BADLY. This was long before I became a professional psychic (through the use of tarot cards). Long, loooong before I even knew about tarot at all.

Not only was I obsessed with all things psychic, crying into my crystals how I was never going to be one of those elite few who seemed to be able to see through it all: people, situations, lies, manipulations, down to the cold or warm or hard truth… I was also obsessed with finding my soulmate. Long before I was truly even ready to date anyone, let alone find “the one.”

I don’t think I’m unusual in this regard. Many classic late-80s to early-90s board games were MADE for this kind of weird obsession I had, making me think that many pre-teen to teen girls were also similarly fixated on both witchiness and finding a boyfriend.

The one I most remember was Ask Zandar, which had a “crystal ball” in the middle with a wizard in it, and as you moved your pieces around the board, you would ask the crystal ball questions. This crystal ball was a mini-Zoltar of sorts, spewing out audio predictions in a tinny metallic-sounding voice that was a poor facsimile for what a mystical wizard was supposed to sound like. Yet, my newly formed teenage mind held tight to those pre-fabricated “predictions” like the last piece of Halloween candy.

Truly, this was a board game that encompassed the two things I was searching for at that point in my life: love and supernatural powers.Continue Reading

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