Monday, May 26, 2014

Southern Style Tarot Q&A

Squirrely Goings On


I live in Greensboro, N.C. We have a lot of different cultures. Some people have lived here all their lives and others, mostly Northerners, moved here for the climate and easy access to the beaches and mountains. As readers, we have an obligation to deliver the Universe's message to the client. Well, it never dawned on me that perhaps my readings were being lost in translation. This is also assuming that "well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit" isn't received by everyone as "Oh, okay, great. I understand now."
1. Your partner is as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
Translation: Your significant other is up to something that is making them nervous.
2. Whatcha goin' do when the crick runs dry?

Translation: You may need to watch how you spend your money.

3. He or she is lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut.

Translation: He or she is of bad character.

4. He or she is as about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

Translation: He or she is not good for you.

5. I see you've been busier than a one-legged cat in a sandbox.

Translation: You've been very busy and it may be taking its toll on your life.

6. He or she doesn't know whether to check his/her ass or scratch his/her watch.
    He or she is as lost as last year's Easter Egg.

Translation: You are very confused.

7. It seems to be comin' faster than a hot knife through butter.

Translation: It may happen very soon.

8. You ain't quit shittin' yeller (yellow) yet.

Translation: You are still very young.

9. They're about as useful as tits on a boar hog.

Translation: They are not being helpful to you in your life.

10. *I had to add this one even though it has nothing to do with Tarot*-I brought you into this world and I can take you out.

Translation: You're in big trouble. (mainly used by mothers)

Well, as one can see, I have to be very mindful of my verbiage to my clients. On a couple of occasions, I've had to explain things in a different way. It's all about the message and making sure your client understands it.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

When your Tarot deck says, "I'm tired and ready for bed."

For those of you who've never done a festival, you may not understand.

It started out great. Throw'n cards, multiple clients...It was First Friday in downtown Greensboro, NC at Terra Blue. This is an event to promote business in the downtown area. Businesses stay open late, there is usually a concert, etc. Just about everything one would expect except a clown pushing a shopping cart loaded with glow sticks, balloons, noise makers, and inflatable Super Heroes on a stick (you know the ones that little kids just have to have).
I was psyched up. Candle lit, incense burning, banners up. Everything was great, until those two women......OMG. What should have been a 5-10 minute reading, ended up being a 30 minute self-doubting session. "No, that doesn't describe me.". "No, I'm financially secure.", etc. I wanted to give them back their money just to get them away from me. Not only did they question everything I said, they had to have a lesson in Tarot cards via the meaning and symbolism of each card. I finally had to tell them that I had others waiting, and I did. There were some that just walked away because of the wait. Then a small argument broke out over who was next in line. Damn!!!
However, I must count my blessings. I was blessed with business:) And for that reason, I'll keep doing First Fridays. But, I have a game plan for the next time:
  1. Bring Stellar Fortune by Christiana Gaudet.
  2. Make up a sign up sheet.
  3. Time Limit the Readings. (They're suppose to be teasers anyway.)
  4. Give myself several breaks.
  5. Say what I mean and Mean what I say. It's all about confidence!!!!
I think next time, it'll be a bit different:)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Tarot and Lenormand Reading to Boast, I mean Post About:)

I don't know about you, but I don't let just anybody read for me. To date, Olivia Destrades of First Earth Tarot has been my "go to" reader. She's wonderful!!!! Check out her site: First Earth Tarot

However, recently, I was blessed with a reading by someone who asked if I minded if they read for me. Something told me to GO FOR IT!!!!! It was well worth it. This person, I'll call her JM, was very intuitive, detailed and didn't sugarcoat a thing (which I prefer) and offered advice on my blockages.

She did the reading and described the cards as we went along. I have to admit, at first, I didn't give out any we live in different states, have never spoken on the phone and I've never talked about my family or intimate details with her. But afterward, we talked and it all fell into place.  I hope she keeps it up, because she has the potential to be a Tarot Superstar!!!!! 

This picture is for you JM with love and light:) (Someone found the stash of mean hairbows)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beltane 2014 Tarot Blog Hop The Essence of Life

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Our wonderful Tarot Blog Hop wrangler, Maureen Aisling Duffy-Boose, has chosen "The Union of Opposites" for the Beltane Blog Hop. For those of you new to the blog hop, just click on the Previous/Master List/Next links above to move through the blog hop. If you get lost, just click on "Master List" to go to the main listing of blog urls. These links are also located at the bottom of this page. You can also visit us on Facebook by clicking here. Happy Hopping!!!!

When one thinks of the union of opposites, one thinks of magnets, star-crossed lovers or in tarot, The Lovers Card. I think of water. Yes, water. Why? You may ask. Simple. 

The differences between these two elements astounds the mind. Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless and highly flammable gas. This element is found in the "Hydrogen bomb" and allegedly was one of the causes of the Hindenburg tragedy.  Oxygen is, also, colorless and odorless, but instead of being highly flammable, it's highly reactive.  Too much oxygen causes iron to rust and can cause death in humans. But put these two elements together in the correct proportions and you get water.  The one compound found in nature, that all living things require to survive, is also potentially individually catastrophic. However, when combined makes up 78% of the human body and 71% of the planet we inhabit.
In honor of this simple union of opposites, I have put together a small 3 card spread for those potentially volatile situations that need some advice quenching.
1=Hydrogen (describes how flammable the situation is)
2=Oxygen (describes how reactive the situation is)
3=Water (the advice to quench the situation)
1                             3                             2
Let's see if my spread works.
Situation: What will my husband think and do when the credit card bill comes in this month?
Okay, I pulled 1-The Tower, 2-The Empress Reversed, and 3-the 3 of Swords. Damn, looks like I won't be seeing the credit card for a while:) However, in my defense, I believe those 3 Cat's Meow toys, 2 Ankle Genie's, 2 Pocket Hoses, a Chop Magic and the My Spy Birdhouse has made life more enjoyable:)