…Our new wisdom will bring tears to the eyes of the gentle.- Joseph Pintauro #tarot #death

Change is hard.  This isn’t revolutionary, but every time a new change knocks the wind out of us, we are astounded.  WHY did that person change their heart?  WHY can’t things be the way they were?  Why are we not who we used to be?  No fair.  No goddamned, really hurty sonofabitching fair. I had a reading the other night.  I have this friend, Earnest, who I’ve known since they were too young to want readings.  They had a sweetheart, a good sweetheart, for almost two years.  Then they took a break.  Then they tried again.  Then they decided to …

YOU ARE HERE. – this spread we just came up with.

Tarot readings are not just about telling the future.  Actually, they’re MOSTLY about not telling the future.  They look at what you’re dragging in from the past, what you’re stewing in in the Present, what you need to fix and what you need to STOP TOUCHING IT.  (It’s never going to heal if you pick at it) I have a very very very very very good friend, who I will call the Red Headed Stranger.  This friend has had a rough few years.  Death of a loved one, breakups, loss of employment and painful and unexpected disability.  It’s been hard. …

Because, she said, when you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave. – Neil Gaiman #themoon

Fear seems to be mostly a childhood experience, right?  Afraid of the dark, under the bed, your asshole big brother, death, dying, the news, Freddie Kruger, etc. etc. And when you’re a kid, you had Guardians (if you were lucky) against the Fear.  I was lucky – my dad was a very tall police officer with a very deep voice who told me very clearly that monsters weren’t allowed in his house.  And furthermore, were not allowed to hurt his little girl. I believed him.   I think the monsters believed him, too, because I was never ever bothered in …

The trick is this: Keep your eye on the ball. Even when you can’t see the ball. -Tom Robbins

Jake and I just put out a newsletter this morning, and I have new news already.  Jake is my graphic designer and cohort, and he’s the one who designed this lovely website you’re looking at.  Thanks, Jake! So, the new news is that I got an email from Barbara Moore yesterday telling me that Llewellyn Worldwide would like to publish my book.  After I stopped crying on the side of the road like a little girl with a skinned knee, I said, “Yes, please and thank you”, and then cried some more. This book (as yet untitled) is more than …

The World #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

The World – one path ends, another begins.  The world spins and spins.  My guest DJ for the World is the amazing Theresa Reed.  Let’s do this: Drop The World by L’il Wayne. The World is about completion, an ending, a chapter coming to a close. When I heard this song, these lyrics grabbed my attention: “And I could die now, Rebirth motherfucker/ hop up in my spaceship and leave earth motherfucker/ I’m gone, mutherfucker, I’m gone”. Once one lesson is completed, we are ready to start the cycle all over again. Rebirth motherfucker indeed.  – TR Rise Again – …