Thursday, May 27, 2010

My New Tarot Deck

As I said in my previous post, I've been looking for a tarot deck. When I had my cards read a couple of weeks ago, Sherri told me I should get a deck and learn how to use them (you can read about my encounter here).

So like I said, I've been looking at a few decks finding it hard to chose. But I got over to Books-A-Million today, and was pleased to see they had some new stock in. I looked over the books and saw few titles I might be wanting in the future, but my mission today was to find a deck if at all possible. I found three decks that I'd looked at several times online. I sat down on the floor with them in front of me, looking at each one, holding them, looking them over again. I put the Gilded Tarot back on the shelf not that I didn't want it but I knew I could get it for less online (which I promptly order when I got home with shipping for under 12 bucks).

This left me pondering 2 decks. The Legacy of the Divine Tarot and the Mystic Dreamers Tarot. I repeated the process of looking over both, holding the boxes, and in the end decided on the Mystic Dreamer set. I think I've been drawn to this set for quite awhile, especially since on several occasions of being at the store I've looked at this deck and contemplated buying it. I will eventually get the Legacy deck I'm sure.

Now I get to learn the meanings and how to use my deck. I'm at a total loss here as I've never really done any sort of reading except a few times with my Path of the Soul deck.

All in all I think it was a good way to celebrate the full moon by finding my deck.

Bright Blessings!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Looking for a Tarot deck

So a couple of weeks ago, I attended the Alive! Expo. It was the first time I'd gotten to go, had been trying to go for like the last 5 years. But somethings are worth the wait. The expo itself was interesting with all the vendors promoting their healthy or eco-friendly wears. But to my surprise tucked away was a little Psychic expo. There was a little shop set up with some crystals and gem stones, jewelry and a few other odds and ends. They also had Tarot card readers. Each having a different specialty of sorts.

After much deliberation and inner battling and a final "go for it mom" from my wee one, I decided to get my cards read. I had 2 bad experiences in the past (about 20 yrs ago) where the lady who was doing the readings initially charged 20 bucks, and then as she was doing her reading proceeded to tell me things were getting unclear and in order for her to be able to 'clear it up' I "NEEDED" to give her 200 bucks. Now mind you this happened twice on 2 separate occasions months apart....but any way

Despite the negative experience, I went for it. I was asked who I wanted to do the reading and as I looked around them I was unsure until I looked eyes with Sheri. I knew she was the one to do it. So I booked my reading then wandered around for 20 minutes. Finally my turn came and I sat down with Sheri. First she had me shuffle the deck and while I did that, she did a mini birth reading for me based on my date of birth. It pegged me to the T...she knew me, what I was like, it was just WOW!

Then after that we got to the card reading itself. The first thing that impressed me was that she asked me no leading questions, not even what did I want to know. We let the cards speak, and speak they did. She saw things in the cards that no one knows. She was very good and spot on with everything.

The one thing she told me was I needed to get myself a Tarot deck and start learning to read the cards, and to practice a lot. What she didn't know was that I had been feeling like I needed to buy a deck and learn. So she just reaffirmed what I knew.

Now here's my dilemma... I don't know a thing about reading Tarot. I am not sure what deck to get...I do know though that I am not attracted in the least to the Rider-Waite deck. Ones that seem to appeal to me are the Druidcraft Deck, The Gilded Tarot, Pagan Tarot, Shadowscapes Tarot. I need one that will be easy to learn with, but I also know the deck has to call to me. I don't want to be too impulsive and pick one at random just to get a deck. I don't have a local metaphysical shop to go to and the Books-A-Million here only has a small selection. I've thought of buying online, but I don't know of any affordable good pagan sites. I checked out some that were suggested on my other blog, but I didn't see anything I liked or it was more than I could spend.

So that's only part of where I'm at right now...I'll save the rest for another post.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Comment problem fixed

Finally figured out the comment problem and fixed it. Hopefully it doesn't happen again. This is the second time it's happened...but anyway it's working for now.

Thanks Nellie for pointing it out.

I'm Still Here...

Greetings my blog friends. I'm still here, still struggling along. Not much has changed since my last post. I am taking a couple classes in herbalism. Fear set in, that I couldn't do it, and so I've been slacking. I hate to fail, and I hate being around people that like to use my failures against me and rub them in my face until I'm raw.

I'm still trying to write, I'm struggling with it. I look at the page and it takes all the energy I have to write just a few lines. And they aren't even good lines. I see the character(s), I have a vague idea of what I want to do with them, I just can't seem to make it happen. When I try to write, I feel like I'm writing a "Dick and Jane" version. Another thing is I feel like I have nothing original and new. And I don't know how to 'recycle' ideas that may have already been done to make them my own.

For example, I have a character named Declan. I see him as this Irish/Scottish guy, possible the head of the clan. But I love the "Highlander" know the one, Duncan McCloud (hunky hot sexy Andrian Paul...YUMMO!) anyway....*blush* My Declan doesn't look like Duncan or anything, nor does he act like him per se, but I kinda would like him to be an immortal like Duncan. But not in the whole "there can be only one" sense.

I'm always so afraid of the whole you can't use that because it's been done before blah blah blah. Like another thing...I like the idea of the palantir or a Pensieve. But 1) I don't know if I can use the word and 2) I don't know if I'm allowed to use the concept. UGH! Should I just write my story with the concepts I want to use and alter them later if need be? I just don't know...