Wow, it's autumn already. Well, the weather is more like August--yesterday I carried water out to the tomato plants because the pipes leading to my exterior water faucet have developed a leak and so that pipe has been turned off until I can afford to get it fixed. But it's getting dark earlier and earlier, and leaves are starting to change colors and drift gently off the trees, so I can't deny it isn't really summer any more.
The change of seasons, and the approach of the fiscal end-of-year has gotten me considering whether it's worth doing these readings so often. Am I sending enough good out into the world? Am I bringing in enough money to make up for my income being reduced by the policies of this administration, and the expected humongous increase in my Obamacare plan because the GOP is making the insurance companies nervous about whether the G-D government will follow the law and pay them? That makes me worry about what else can I do to bring in income. Should I start a Patreon? Do I need to reduce costs somehow Should I make plans to do even fewer cons next year, or cut costs some other way? It's not like I live a lavish life, and have lots of corners I can still cut--and I can't cut out stuff like the asthma meds or the food that doesn't make me sick (the food allergies mean I can't eat most cheap food).
So many practical questions that cannot really be answered ahead of time. All I can do is make some guesses and some commitments, do what I can, and see what happens. Like everybody else, of course. We're all in that boat, one way or another.
But feel free to weigh in, at least about the things you care about. Do you want to see me continue to offer readings so often? Do you want me to do more fiction or art in these pages? Would you consider following me to a Patreon, and if so, what would you most want to bribe me to do?
I love to hear from you.
And of course, whether or not you want to kibitz on my decisions, I'm here to do readings.
New friends and old are welcome.
I am continuing to offer a five-card reading for $25, or if you want a larger reading we can discuss costs. As always, a signal boost will allow you to ask for a clarification card on some part of this reading, if you wish. Alternatively, you can ask for a Torn World reading and get an in-character reading in Affamarg or the Breidalam Mountains using that world's standard layout for the divination disks.
Or, of course, you can simply ask for a single card (with the usual clarifying card for people who tip). The guitar case below is my personal PayPal link, featuring my own artwork, which still inspires me even though it isn't Tarot-related. I'm (still) thinking about doing an appropriate self-portrait. Not today--but should it be realistic or abstract? Me as I am, or me as I might be portrayed in a deck? But back to readings!
You may ask about real life or a creative project, even for a character you play in a game. I can draw a card for you to meditate on, to represent the Guide you need right now, or to get you unstuck. I can draw a card for a character or can draw a card or cards for you to use as writing or art prompts, and I can modify a more-traditional five-card spread into a prompt for a story focusing on plot or characters or a little of both.
For free one card readings, you can pick from the Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle
, the Daughters of the Moon Tarot
(one of the round decks), or the Shapeshifter Tarot
. You can ask a question, ask for a Guide or for inspiration, or you can just ask for a card. I don't need to know what your question is, but you are welcome to share it with me if you like.
The first card is free (though tips are always appreciated). Paid readings, short or long, also let you ask me to use any of my other decks, including but not limited to my combined Susan Seddon Boulet Animal Spirits and Goddesses
cards and my Fantasy Showcase Tarot
deck where each card was done by a different science fiction/fantasy artist.
Tipping can also be used to request a private reading, or to draw a clarifying card if the initial card (or paid multi-card reading) leaves you with questions. If you want a longer reading, send a direct message so we can agree on the type of reading and rate.
Signal boosts are very much appreciated, and also earn you the right to ask for a clarifying card. (If you only signal boost, please do not ask for two cards to start with. A clarifying card, if the reading is unclear to you, is fine.)
I understand all too well that when people don't have cash or spoons that is generally when they most need inspiration. Don't be afraid to ask for a card if you can't tip.
When you tip, it's helpful to me for you to mention it here so I can connect your Paypal information with your request. Tips should be at least $2 (Paypal charges fees). If Paypal doesn't work for you, drop me a message and we'll work something out.
I've written before about why I do readings and about some of the decks I use here
, feel free to hop over and check me out. I'll wait.
I will reply to all requests. In the highly unlikely event that the number of requests nears my limits, I'll close this card draw by changing the status line below rather than risk leaving anyone without a response.
Thank you, and Blessed Be!Status: Open to free one-card readings until I go to sleep Sunday night (which will doubtless be well after midnight) and open to tipped readings until this status message is changed.
As always, these readings are for entertainment and inspiration only. See my "Dandelyon's Readings
" page if you have questions.