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Questions for AFJ readers…

Mini-Readings: More?

On the 1-card Mini readings: Lilly made a comment, and I got positive feedback from all the folks who were read. I had fun doing them and am thinking with some tweaks, I might do more of these. Did you guys enjoy them? Have thoughts?

Newsletter

I am planning to put together a newsletter. (I know. Masochistic, huh?) Would love any thoughts on what you’d find interesting or useful in an occasional newsletter. Because I want that to be my epitaph–“Interesting and useful.” I mean, you know. A long time from now.

Beside Everyday Tarot…

Beyond the forecast, are there certain topics you’re especially interested in? Tarot topics or any other branch of the woo-woo tree? Not that I’ll necessarily be able to write about whatever. No promises! But am interested in what y’all are into, so I’m in touch with my people here.

Feel free to comment below or contact me privately if you’d rather.

Thanks for whatever feedback you can offer!

On Writing the Everyday Tarot Column

Tarot Scrapbook

I keep a Tarot scrapbook with symbolism and associations for reference in writing Everyday Tarot.

People ask pretty regularly about how I select cards for the Everyday Tarot forecast column. Some have wondered what I ask, or how I know what to write about on a given day.

“Boom…here is your coffee and head on a platter” —Jenn Hillman, on Everyday Tarot

I draw cards specifically for the column, and most of the time, I just ask for what we need that day as a collective. Sometimes, I’ll ask a different question, or look for clarification after an initial card if get the urge to do so. Some days, I’ll feel like grabbing a particular deck or doing a 3-card spread or whatever. In other words, I just go with whatever flow I’m feeling.

Most of the time, I’ll pull cards for a few days in a single sitting, and write about them in the order they were drawn. That’s also why you’ll often see the same deck a few days in a row. I slate them to publish in time for your morning coffee.

My main rule is that I can’t cop out or plead lack of inspiration–whatever I get is what I work with. I don’t always fully grasp how the energy may express or why certain ideas might be important, but I chalk that up to my own range of vision, not Tarot’s. It seems to work.

In fact, I often have little idea what I’m going to say until I’ve heard myself say it, or don’t retain all I’ve said until I go back and review it, in the context of the day’s experience. But to me, the most important part is letting the Tarot talk, and I think I capture it well enough for it to be useful.  That’s the goal, anyway.

Anything else you’re wondering about?

Foolish Friends: Jenn Hillman features Everyday Tarot

jenhillmanreflections.blogspot.com

My friend Jenn Hillman featured that Everyday Tarot on the Five of Cups on JennHillmanReflections, tying in the energy I wrote about with that blessed/cursed Grand Cross we’ve got going.

Thank you, Jenn, for helping pull it together. Jenn’s quite poetic, and her designs are always pretty. So go give her a gander if you’re so inclined.

Happy traveling!

Foolish Friends: Other Tarot and Astrology Blogs

Some of our friends are busy working the woo-woo and doing a fine job of it, I might add. Thought I’d share a few of their new Astrology and Tarot blogs with y’all. You can even tell ’em Dixie sent you, and they won’t run (I don’t think, anyway).


Lupa's Jupiter Shines BlogJupiter Shines Tarot (and Astrology)

My pal Lupa has set up shop over at Jupiter Shines. She’s writing, talking, and communing with the cards, of course. She sometimes offers complimentary, 1-card readings on her site. This lady has Scorpio, and can pack a punch even in a single-card draw. So check her out–and really, how can you not love a woman who dyes poodles pink?!?

 


Moon Pluto's Astrology BlogMoonPluto’s Astro Help for the Emotionally Intense

Some of y’all may know MoonPluto for her work on ElsaElsa.com–she’s got MoonPluto Astrology now and is writing like a woman possessed (in addition to finally offering consults). Since she’s got the Virgo,  she communicates, man! She also loves to chat, so head over for some astro-insight and great conversation. Go, MoonPluto!

 


MarlyK's Tarot and Astrology BlogMarlyK’s Moon Street Tarot and Astrology

MarlyK is another one who marries Tarot with astrology, because, well, they go together! She’s just getting started over at Moon Street Tarot and Astrology, but is putting out some good stuff already. It’s a thought-providing read, and she offers both Astrology and Tarot consults as well. Best of luck to you, Marly!

What about the Daily Tarot?

I’ve had a number of folks ask about the daily Tarot column from ElsaElsa.com, as today’s was my last. I’ve been very, very touched by the kind comments and emails. Thank you!

I love Elsa and the crew that frequents the place, so realizing it was time to travel my own path was bittersweet to say the least. (I still plan on hanging out at the bar!) But I’ll always be thankful for the wonderful opportunities granted me there, not the least of which was realizing how very much I enjoy doing this work. Which leads me here, to start my own journey. I’m foolish. So this should work, right?

To those who’ve asked, yes, I do plan to keep writing. The discipline of a daily column has been a growing experience, and the constant seeking for something useful to say to you gave me pockets of perspective, dealt by the Tarot and much  aimed straight at me. It’s like Tarot meditation.

So for now, I’ll keep doing it if you’ll keep reading it. Deal? Look for more from me around May 1st. And thanks for all the fish!