Confessions Of A Reluctant Card Reader.

“It’s all just a bunch of wooshit.”

Call me the anti Card Reading Card Reader.

It’s all a bunch of wooshit. Isn’t it? Is it? Does anyone really want to know the future? Know the truth? Really? And by the way, sometimes a cigar really is just a cigar. Throwing cards since 1985 and I’ll be honest, sometimes, just sometimes, I get tired of all the glitter and fluff.

Mirror, Mirror

Short and sweet, my favorite people to read for are the people who actually “get it.” The people with an open mind. The people who are willing to engage and interact with the cards, engage with me. People who are not afraid to ask questions of themselves, not afraid to look at themselves, not afraid to laugh at themselves. Too often met with the “read my mind” or “give me the winning lottery numbers” mentality one hates to read so freely.  So old, so predictable. I’ll read your cards, I won’t attempt to read your mind, honestly I don’t care enough to. Do you want truth? Can you look at yourself objectively in the mirror?

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On Point

I like to keep my readings short, sweet, on point, though of course unless I’m in a randomly deep reflective mood. Those come and go in accordance to bouts of depression and funk I think. Honestly though I do get tired of sparkles and unicorns. I can write poetically and in deep thoughtful prose because I like to write like that, but I don’t talk like that on the norm, present myself like that or even read cards like. I’ll probably drop a lot of f*bombs actually (blame it on my steeltown roots.) I mean really, do we always go around with deep poignant transformational thoughts running around our heads? I guessing not so much of the time. There’s a practicality to card reading that seems to be over looked these days in favor of the Woo. The cards are used to help navigate us through the mental overload of bullshit and guide us through the murky terrain of thought vs feeling. Most of our days are filled with a lot of noise, WTF’s, salad for lunch or cold cut sandwiches, racing and rushing around, kids, family, errands and a whole lot of work flow. It’s not that don’t like the “Woo” because I do. I really really do. I LOVE Woo. But cards, any cards, are just cards. They act like little mirrors just reflecting back to us what we already know. What we already know but most likely don’t care to or rather, more accurately, don’t want to see. The little things we may miss. It’s the art distilling a message from a picture while searching out patterns and combining those skills with a healthy dose of intuition and psychology 101. Anyone can do it if they care to take the time. It’s not as “Woo” as one may believe, and it’s always intriguing!  It’s one of the few things that has captivated and held my attention for nearly a lifetime. No easy feat for a lady with ADHD.

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I continue to read cards honestly because it’s fun. I’ve learned to express myself through them. I learned who I was through them when my therapist was falling asleep on me. Your cards will never fall asleep on you, you however may fall asleep on your cards. I have. I use them to journal. I use them in poetry. I use them in stories. I use them as prompts and for artistic endeavors. I like the art, the colors the styles. I like the shuffle and how they call me out. I like how they take me to far away lands and how they make me feel all spiritual and magical AF. I like how they remind me that I’m in control. Most of all I like how they speak directly to the artist in me, my free spirit and my gypsy soul!

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4 thoughts on “Confessions Of A Reluctant Card Reader.”

  1. Loved this! I know very little about Tarot, but I totally get this. I totally get the mirror, the reflection, the navigation. I remember many years ago, someone I knew was learning Tarot and asked me to be a guinea-pig. It was then that I got that aspect of it. And it really made me think about my life, from angles I’d never considered before. It was very revealing. I also love the artwork. I’ve often looked to buy a set just because they are so beautiful and mysterious and magical.
    P.S. On a sidenote, I have a fictional character on my blog called Madame Charlatan. If you were to stumble across her, I sincerely hope nothing she says or does offends anyone that has a serious and genuine footing in this world. Madame C is all about humour, not piss-take 😉

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    1. Yes I’ve seen Madame C. Lol! No worries. The cards can be very magical but also incredibly practical if we let them. My favorite online reader/writer Camelia Elias has often called it “fixing blinds spots with cards” and that is so very on point. And yes you should have a deck. You’re a writer. I believe every artist should own at least one deck of Tarot cards. 🤗😉✌

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      1. I like ”fixing blind spots’. That’s a very accurate description of how I see Tarot. I guess it really can help us ‘see’ into our futures, the paths, the possibilities. And reflect on our past through different eyes. You’ve piqued my interest to learn more and I will resume my search for a deck, just a case of finding one that ”speaks’ to me. Madame Charlatan will no doubt continue to use her cards for her unique game of Gin Rummy, but at least it keeps her out of the pub 😉

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      2. Yes. And just to remember the Tarot is an excellent guide but a terrible Master. Ha! And future is more about the path you are “currently” on as a opposed to any final destination. Good luck with finding a deck that resonates you. So many to choose from anymore. 🤗✌

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