Jul 142011

Tarot is such a fantastic tool for finding your way, getting clear about what you want and refocusing on what’s important.  A daily draw can advise you about your day and a periodic full reading can guide you for months.

Catherine Chapman of Tarot Elements posted a wonderful blog post explaining her Vision Spread http://www.tarotelements.com/tarot-spreads/vision-spread/ (the blog is still being ornery) and how to use it to focus on and achieve your goals.

From Tarot Elements:

“What is the Vision Spread

The Tarot Elements Vision Spread is a new way to approach Goal Setting. It incorporates Life Coaching models and techniques, the Tarot and some innovative Tarot reading techniques too. It’s a pro-active way to look at your future because it helps you achieve your goals and not just dream about them.”

Check it out! Catherine is a genius.

Jul 042011

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus, 1883


Jul 032011

Day two of the Great American Weekend wasn’t so great. I woke up at five-thirty to the sounds of a thunderstorm rolling in. The rain started at six and just kept going. Diehards that we are we set up our booth at ten-thirty, took out our cards, lit some incense and watched it rain. One quarter of the vendors were gone before we got there.

By noon it was obvious that the day was a wash and we made our peace with that. A steady rain was falling at that point and we decided to wait for the next break in the weather and then pack it up. So we sat and talked and laughed and told stories for two hours enjoying each other’s company and waiting for the rain to ease up.

We watched as about half of the remaining vendors donned raingear and dismantled their tents. Most folks had had a good day on Saturday so losing Sunday, while disappointing, wasn’t devastating. As in any large group there were a handful of malcontents but mostly the folks took the weather in stride. 

Magdalen’s husband helped us strike the tent. Inside of fifteen minutes I’d retrieved my car, we filled it with our tables, chairs, candles and cloths and were on our way. With the car packed Debbie and I took our soggy selves out to lunch. I didn’t meet any new people, didn’t get to read for anyone, didn’t make any money, but I did have a lovely day with my friends.

Around seven this evening, the sun came out.  :::sigh:::

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Jul 022011

We had so much fun! A lot of very interesting people stopped at our booth. We spoke with many and read for a couple of dozen. The sun was shining and when it started to beat down on those candles the booth smelled amazing. The foot traffic was slow and steady. Not too slow that we got bored but easy enough that we could each take a break or two. This fair is always packed with people checking out the wide variety of wares available, eating the food you can only get at a fair while listening to some amazing live music. And…we get to do it again tomorrow!

You should stop by.

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