Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Making a Splash

Just got a mention in Splash Magazine's weblog... you have to scroll about half way down, and there I am! (by the drop of water)  They are recommending me as a mother's day gift - for the woman who has everything.. a glimpse of the future might be the perfect present.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


This month,  as the warmth has settled in, I've been blessed.  The phone has rung often, people have made bookings and everyone has shown up on time!  I've been given as a 'gift' for birthdays and people are asking me if I can read for the their mothers for mother's day.    And I get to meet so many exceptional people.  I really love it and I'm grateful for it. Thank you.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

5 of cups

There is sorrow here, and loss. The figure is weeping over 3 spilt cups. Just behind him/her are 2 cups, still standing. When we face loss or regrets, it’s sometimes hard to remember that we still have things. 2 of cups is the card of equal love, a beautiful card. But the person can’t see that, they can only see what has gone wrong.

I love the milk version, because the phrase ‘don’t cry over spilt milk’ always used to come to mind when I saw this card. Of course, it’s human to cry over disappointments, but don’t wallow. Feel the feelings and then move on; don’t keep focusing on them to the extent that you cannot see anything else.

I also like the little girl on the chair.  When we have these feelings, we feel small and childlike and sometimes we can’t make the best decisions or see things clearly from that perspective. When this card shows up it’s a warning to give up on your disappointments and turn and focus on what you do have. It’s time to grow up…

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Four of Cups

I see this card quite often and depending on the context it can mean very different things. One thing is clear: the man is staring at three cups but not really seeing them. And there is a 4th cup being offered – but is it real or imaginary? It’s a card of self absorption; the person is thinking deeply, but withdrawn from the world, and is connecting with fantasies more than with other people.

This is a card of dissatisfaction (I love the one where the woman just tips it over, showing contempt for its contents. Clearly she’s over this cup and wants something new.) The person feels a bit stagnant, in need of new entertainment. It’s also a card of temptation - yes I have 3 sturdy cups before me, but it’s the one out of reach that I’m thinking about… Sometimes we don’t value what we have before us, sometimes we get bored with the familiar and want something new.

Unusually, the Inner Child card here is sadder than the Rider Waite version. The mermaid feels lost and alone, her friends out having a good time without her. She’s not dissatisfied or petulant, she’s sad. Sometimes we feel like we are not connecting properly to the world around us, and that can be a difficult, lonely feeling.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Three of Cups

This is such a lovely, joyous card showing three women, sisters, graces, dancing together. It’s about friendship and sisterhood, celebration and abundance. After the intensity of the two of cups, we branch out to friendship and family and find joy and community. It has the theme or union or reunion, meeting up with those we love and celebrating.

The inner child captures the playfulness of the card; it’s a card about movement and being happy in your body as well as in your spirit. The mermaids are also working harmoniously together – if you get this card in a work setting, it means that the project will go well.

I particularly like this version, because it gives the card some male energy too; men talking and toasting some triumph, strengthening the bonds of their friendship.