Happy MidSummer

Hope everyone had a pleasant Midsummer.  I spent mine moving in to my new apartment. I am very excited.  I am looking forward to setting up my alter and getting things together.  This will be the first time Andrew and I have lived somewhere all by ourselves.  We have had roommates for the last 6 years so this will be a fresh change.

And this also means more time to work on “Tarot Stuff ” in the office area at our place.  I am excited to have all my Tarot things in one place in the house  and with in reach. I am looking forward to it, but we are still unpacking and rearranging things like bookshelves and art. So much to do!

Also this weekend is INATS!  It is my first one and Tarot Media Company is going to be there with James Wanless‘ new deck, Sustain Yourself Cards & Handbook to Live Well and Live Long. I have a preview copy and I love it.  Yes the company I work for published it, however it has been 20 years in the making and I have gotten to see it grow in the last 4 years since I started working with James.  I am blessed to be able to say I got to help Anastasia and Tarot Media Company make this deck happen for James. Good things are abound here.

We also just put out James WellsTarot for Manifestation. I have been mailing those off to the pre-sale customers all week and can’t wait to hear what they all think.  I know James received his advance copies for his book launch and birthday party in Canada and it was well received there. If any of my readers have gotten yours, please share your thoughts in the comments. I would love to hear what you think.

So much is happening.  I am teaching my second class at the Fremont Tarot Meet-Up on July 1.  We have started Tarot for Yourself by Mary K Greer. We have been working on Chapters 1-2 before this meeting and will review what we found.  And then after some time with that book I will share my insight about the Voyager Tarot Method.  I am really looking forward to it. We will also be meeting twice a month beginning in July which will be exciting.

So much more but right now it is back to work.

Cheers!

Teaching. It can be amazing and scary all at the same time

I belong to the MeetUp Group, SF Tarot Cafe and have enjoyed it greatly.  I decided to see if there was another group closer to where I lived, so I joined the “Fremont Tarot Meet N’ Greet” MeetUp Group. When I joined the Fremont group it was just beginning and it was more of a group to share tarot decks rather than talk about specific things in Tarot.  I found I needed more structure and offered to help in providing a clearer focus to that end. The founder of the group seemed happy to let me take on that task. I looked at different things we as a group could do and asked questions of the core members.  Then I did some pondering.

This month I decided to step up and offer to work with the members to teach and share my experiences about Tarot by working through the book Tarot for Yourself by Mary K Greer and then expanding it to the Voyager Tarot method which I am exploring as  a teacher.  The group seemed open to it and we had our first group meeting last Friday, June 3.

We started by doing  a quick writing exercise of free form writing about the word Rose from the introduction of Tarot for Yourself. I found that this is always a good way to see what a word can mean to different people and it makes people see depth in a card they didn’t see before.  This exercise is one I like because roses are through out the Rider-Waite- Smith deck and people who use other decks see them in theirs as well as and find that the rose can provide an association they didn’t think of originally when they looked at their decks.It also gave them words they might not have thought to use to describe a rose such as death, decay, spoil and betray.

The next thing we did was figure out our Personality Cards.  It is a simple way to see what cards you might be associated with based on your birth year, month and date.  We spent time figuring these out and trying to get everyone on the same page.  We briefly touched on the Soul Cards as well as the Hidden Lesson Cards and will work on these more during June and come back together to share what we have found and discuss these as well.

I am looking forward to how this group will grow and what new things I will learn as well as the things I hope to share.

if you want to join me on this adventure, here is the MeetUp page: Fremont Tarot