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The furniture is interestingly shuffled, right now. I'm gathering stuff in the living room to give to the Habitat for Humanity Restore. We'll see how much of the attic I can clear out before their scheduled arrival date. It should be a substantial declutter, if nothing else.

Outside, the roses are blooming. Oddly enough, this year they started blooming before the day lilies, which are just getting started. If you come by and don't see me right away, come around back and tell me I can stop weeding around the tomato plants for a bit! The weeds are quite tall, as I've been busy with indoor tasks and runs to the Geek Squad, glasses place, and other such tasks.

Computer follies have continued, the car acquired a large screw in a non-repairable part of one tire, and when I went in to get the replacement "temple" (arm) of my glasses replaced, they broke the still-functional old one, so my glasses are still kind of wobbly on my face (the spares they found to loan me in the meantime have a "spring feature" that, in my opinion, is a "spring bug").

But still, it's summer and nice out (here, anyway--no 100 degree temps this far inland so far).

I'm going to continue 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.

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Date: 2017-06-21 07:40 pm (UTC)
coolbeans: Sam and Lia; art by Jacqueline, do not take (Default)
From: [personal profile] coolbeans
Retweeted; daughters of the moon tarot :)

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Date: 2017-06-22 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
I'd like a card, please. Faeries Oracle deck, if I could? Hoping the universe will give me a benevolent hint as to how to sort my issues out, preferably while maintaining some stability in my life.

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Date: 2017-06-22 12:09 am (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Default)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
May I have a card from Daughters of the Moon, please?

Re: Celebration

Date: 2017-06-22 11:10 pm (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: Abby from NCIS, text: squee! (NCIS: Abby: squee)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Oh man, that is exactly what I wanted to hear! Thank you so much!

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Date: 2017-06-22 03:49 am (UTC)
pyraxis: Pyraxis (Pyraxis)
From: [personal profile] pyraxis
I would like a card please. I can't do a tip tonight, things are just too horrible/can't manage the spoons, but can make up for it in the future.

Would like a card to meditate on. Guidance is welcome too. The last reading with you was downright scary and the hurricane has only gotten worse, so I've been hesitating, but I know it's not cause and effect, so here I am.

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Date: 2017-06-22 07:57 am (UTC)
acelightning: the Tarot card "The Star" (Tarot)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
The usual, please ;-)
One card, no preference as to which deck, no specific question. I just like getting this tiny bit of guidance at intervals, and you present it in ways that make me think (which makes me happy!). Thank you!

Re: Lady of the Harvest

Date: 2017-06-23 04:06 am (UTC)
acelightning: the famous photo of Earth seen from space (Earth)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
Well, you (and the Lady) certainly are making me think!

Removing weeds is a form of harvesting, even if they're not likely to do any harm to the plants you want to keep. You're making compost, so plucking up the weeds and putting them into the compost bin is as much an act of "harvesting" as plucking mulberries and making them into jam.

Honestly, I can't think of anything that's acting as "weeds" in my life - or else everything is. Lady, can you help me figure this out?

And while I'm listening to Her, I'd enjoy some iced tea - no sugar, no lemon, no mint, just strong black tea and ice. (The Solstice brought typical Summer weather to my corner of the planet.) Ahhh, thanks!

Re: Lady of the Harvest

Date: 2017-06-24 09:01 am (UTC)
acelightning: Alhambra fountain, water spewing from mouth (mouth on wall)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
Since everything that needs doing is a distraction from something else that equally needs doing, I still don't know quite how to prioritize, and declare some things "weeds" and other things "crops". I think I need another drink of tea :-)

When people ask me if I want lemon and sugar in my iced tea, I reply, "If I wanted to drink something that tasted like lemons and sugar, I'd ask for lemonade. Right now, I want to drink something that tastes like tea." I do sometimes drink lemonade. But I've been drinking regular black tea, both hot and iced, almost my entire life. And I know that tea itself contains all sorts of nifty anti-oxidants, and by not putting sugar in it, I have a zero-calorie drink (with no artificial sweeteners either - they cause different problems of their own)! But mostly it's just what I'm used to, of course.

Now if I can just keep my mind from straying to "weed" jokes...

Re: Lady of the Harvest

Date: 2017-06-24 09:42 am (UTC)
acelightning: tie-dyed peace sign (tiedye)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
"Man, I ain't had any weed since... uh, I don't remember..." ;-D

Re: Lady of the Harvest

Date: 2017-06-24 09:48 am (UTC)
acelightning: tie-dyed peace sign (tiedye)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
I actually made, and wore, a tie-dyed t-shirt like that, back when I was a hippie. And I once helped my late High Priestess and her wife tie-dye a slipcover for their sofa! (We used a new, clean plastic garbage can... and a LOT of dye.)

Re: Lady of the Harvest

Date: 2017-06-30 02:49 am (UTC)
acelightning: tie-dyed peace sign (tiedye)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
That's what we did - we filled up the garbage can with fixative solution and soaked the slipcover, then removed it, bunched it up randomly with rubber bands and string, refilled the container with dye, and dunked the fabric. Alas, the slipcover was cotton/polyester, and contained more polyester than cotton, so the slipcover came out a lighter shade than the dye packet, and had a sort of "heathered" look. So we made a bunch of tie-tyed throw pillows in compatible colors :-)

Re: Lady of the Harvest

Date: 2017-07-05 10:44 am (UTC)
acelightning: tie-dyed peace sign (tiedye)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
Have you ever tried "reverse tie-dye"? That's when you take a dark-colored t-shirt, scrunch it however you like, and then dunk it in a container full of hot water with chlorine bleach and baking soda in it (and then rinse the living bejeepers out of it after you're finished). You get lighter designs against the dark background. I was doing this for my son when he was roughly in middle school, and I did it on a black t-shirt, expecting grey in the bleached areas. Instead, they were a beautiful medium brown! The effect was really striking.

Yes, it does weaken the fabric, and the shirt will wear out sooner - usually it gets holes or rips where it was bleached. But tie-dyed t-shirts are sort of ephemeral to begin with, especially when they're worn by a kid who may outgrow them before they wear out :-)

Edited Date: 2017-07-05 10:45 am (UTC)


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