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So, the computer follies continued for so long the Geek Squad guys told me they were tired of seeing me. I realized several days after the New Moon that I'd missed posting. I do apologize about that! Life's been busy, and making multiple trips to the computer store in between getting help online didn't help my focus at all.

Eventually they diagnosed the core problem--there is a tiny solid state hard drive that has failed and needs replacement in the computer. It's is invisible to the user, but that the operating system relies on. Urgh. Every salesman I talked to said those break less than the regular ones. Now that computer is off getting the drive replaced, and I'm praying that's all that's wrong with it. I miss having a computer that's all set up for the stuff I want to do. The good news, however, is that so far they've found no problems with the main hard drive, so I shouldn't get a blank slate back. I backed up all the files, but it's a pain to set up the programs.

In better news, I've signed up for an in-person writer's workshop with some fabulous teachers and an online course in anthology construction, so I'm hoping to build up my Paypal account to cover expenses. Therefore I'm offering 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 or signal boost). The guitar case below is my personal PayPal link, featuring my own artwork, which still inspires me even though it isn't Tarot-related.

So, let's see if I can offer some some inspiration or spark some creativity for you. You can ask about real life or a creative project, or even 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.

New friends and old are very welcome. The grass is shaggy, and weeds are keeping the tomato and squash plants company, but some of the roses have started to bloom, and I'm happy to have you visit.

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). Tips (including requests for longer readings) 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 artist. Tipping can also be used to request a private reading, or to draw a clarifying card. 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. I'd love to do a bunch of readings, under the circumstances!

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.

If 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 $1 (Paypal charges fees). If that 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 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 adding a clear note at the top of the post rather than risk leaving anyone without a response. However, I intend to stay open through the weekend, and longer for paid readings.

Thank you, and Blessed Be!

As always, these readings are for entertainment and inspiration only. See my "Dandelyon's Readings" page if you have questions.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-06-08 11:10 am (UTC)
acelightning: the Tarot card "The Star" (Tarot)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
I'd like a five-card reading, please (that crumpled wad of bills in the guitar case is from me).

My husband's car problem turned out to be very similar to your computer problem. There are a number of different "control modules" in the car, one of which controls the Anti-ski Braking System. He was getting blinking, beeping warnings on the dashboard, telling him the ABS had failed, and that he should pull off the road immediately and call the dealership (we have no idea where it was originally bought, because we're at least the third set of owners). He tried to troubleshoot it himself, with my help, and finally found YouTube videos that showed him how to diagnose what was wrong, and how to replace the module.

However, this kept him so occupied that he hasn't had time to help me move my ancient, and now malfunctioning, computer out to where I can take it apart. I already know what's wrong with it, and I don't think it's ever going to function again, but I can take out the hard drive and copy all my data and stuff to the computer that works. I bought the old one, brand-new, in 1997, and upgraded it as time went on, but it was barely usable for anything current - the processor was much too slow. But I managed to keep it working for 20 years!

So, yeah, now seems to be a good time for more information - thanks!

Re: Mindfulness and Harmony in the Storm

Date: 2017-06-09 12:01 pm (UTC)
acelightning: lightning bolt in a blue-purple sky, the word 'lightning' flashing (lightning)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
I do self-identify as a Crone, although not necessarily by the traditional definition of that role :-)

I don't have any young people specifically coming to me to be taught right at the moment. Most of the "young people" - most of my friends, in fact) - are around 40 now, with their paths well-defined beneath their feet.

I find myself wishing I could join in the joyful danger-dance of gymnasts who are Fire adepts, under Bast's approving gaze. Likewise the Three of Cups, which reminds me of Leslie Fish's "Sisters Dancing Together". My husband and I have a loose plan for going out and just having a quiet good time together when we can (we're probably going to see Wonder Woman next week), which isn't exactly "celebratory", but at least it's Play of a sort.

Most of the time, I love storms - I call myself "Lightning" for reasons! But Superstorm Sandy was almost more than I could bear.

Yes, I can see myself as the solitary craftswoman, highly skilled after years of practicing her craft, making beautiful and useful things as her mind slips into a meditative state.

And Bull Leapers, while applying very highly developed skills, are also engaged in Play.

I find chaos exhilarating and exciting... up to a point. (I enjoyed chaos a lot more when I was younger and had more energy.) But I think you're right about my needing more centeredness, more meditation. Ironically, I've been trying to remind my husband to meditate more - I guess I should take my own advice!

Thank you, my friend! I hope the writing classes give you what you're looking for!

Re: Mindfulness and Harmony in the Storm

Date: 2017-06-09 12:30 pm (UTC)
acelightning: cartoon me in audio studio (audio studio)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
I was in the process of adding links to a couple of songs that your reading reminded me of. First, the Three of Cups (in almost any deck) always reminds me of the filksong "Sisters Dancing Together". And the concept of meditating while in action brings to mind Willie Nelson's "Still Is Still Movin' To Me". But you replied to my comment while I was getting the URLs, and I couldn't edit my reply!

And, of course, your responses are spot-on :-)

Thanks again!

Edited Date: 2017-06-09 12:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Mindfulness and Harmony in the Storm

Date: 2017-06-12 09:21 am (UTC)
acelightning: "feminism - it's not just for lesbians any more" (feminism)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
That's always been one of my favorite filks, going back to when things like that were only available on home-recorded cassette tapes :-)

Hmmm... the chords are pretty simple; I could figure out how to accompany myself on the ukulele while singing it...

(no subject)

Date: 2017-06-08 11:25 am (UTC)
rootsofthestories: (Mic: Keys)
From: [personal profile] rootsofthestories
Can I get a one card reading from either Shapeshifter Tarot or Faerie Oracle? Maybe something from a guide or anything that would like me to know something?

I signal boosted on my journal.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-06-08 01:52 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
I'll bite. :)

I'll take a card from the Shapeshifter Tarot. I'll take a general card or a "what do I need to know?" card.

ETA: oh, wait! I'd like a card about where I need to go with my spirituality and/or religion.
Edited Date: 2017-06-08 01:55 pm (UTC)

Re: The Serpent

Date: 2017-06-11 08:41 pm (UTC)
forests_of_fire: A picture of a brilliantly colored waterfall cascading into a river (Default)
From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire

i'm not quite sure what to think about this, but thank you. :)

(no subject)

Date: 2017-06-08 02:16 pm (UTC)
calliopes_pen: (kcscribbler Holmes Watson travel friends)
From: [personal profile] calliopes_pen
May I please have a one card reading, from either the Shapeshifter Tarot or Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle? Whichever feels best for you.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-06-10 11:32 am (UTC)
calliopes_pen: (rosiemoon sneaky geek)
From: [personal profile] calliopes_pen
Thank you for the reading! I can't currently think of what the legacy could possibly be, aside from a current ongoing health crisis in the family. I could likely be part of the tangled herd dealing with it, as you're right. There wasn't any legacy I myself could be passing down/missing handing down.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-06-08 09:27 pm (UTC)
balsamandash: (Default)
From: [personal profile] balsamandash
Could I have a card from Shapeshifter Tarot, please? Something focused on work?

Signal boosted on my journal, as well. Thank you for doing this! :)

(no subject)

Date: 2017-06-09 12:58 am (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: A red rose laying on an open book, text: read a book (Reading: read a book)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
May I have a card for a Guide, please?

I'm sorry about your computer troubles! What a pain! I wish I could tip, but my budget is strained this month--perhaps next month.

(no subject)

Date: 2017-06-09 07:34 am (UTC)
kelkyag: baking sheet of home-made white and dark chocolate chip cookies with ginger (cookies)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
No card, just wanted to send some warm fuzzies and appreciation for offering moral support.


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