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New Moon Card Draw after a Busy, Snowy Day

It's been a busy day so far. We ran around town doing errands, deciding to leave the last one for tomorrow because the snow was getting heavier and heavier. I also do want to write about Capricon, which was focused mostly on art and music for me, but first, it's the new moon, and I promised a One Card Draw.

Are you starting something new? Feeling stuck on a creative project? Want a reading for one of your characters? You can ask for something specific or just ask for a card.

I'll do a limited number of free readings, and an unlimited number of paid ones. I will leave the post open for free readings for at least a few hours; if free readings are closed, I'll edit that in here, so you don't have to guess. If you tip, it's helpful to mention that here and also to put your LJ name in the comments when you tip so it's easy for me to match the request and the tip.

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.

Today you can pick from the Shapeshifter Tarot, the Whimsical Tarot, or the Faeries' Oracle. You can ask a question or just ask for a card. If you tip, you can also ask for an additional card, or a card from any other deck I have. Not sure if I have a particular deck? You're welcome to ask.

Alternatively, I can draw you (or your character) a Guide for the season (or a project or some other period of time that you specify) from my combined deck of Susan Seddon Boulet art cards. You can ask for this as your free reading if you don't ask for a card from one of the decks listed above.

Finally, you could ask to have my Torn World character, Rai Kunabei, do a disk reading for you or for a torn world character of your choice. This will take the form of an imaginary visit to Torn World and will feature the divination disks I designed for that world. Feel free to include some details about yourself to help me portray you in this world.

Please consider dropping something in the case! Readings take time and energy, and I am currently funding home repairs. Signal boosts are also appreciated. If you are tipping, please include that in your reply here, so I'm not guessing when I sit down to do your reading.

I understand all too well that sometimes people don't have cash or spoons, and it is generally during those times when people most need inspiration! Don't be afraid to ask for a card if you can't tip.

Tips should be at least $1 (Paypal charges fees) or at least one Torn World credit. If neither of these work for you, drop me a message and we'll work something out.

You can get a private reading if you tip; I'll send the reading to the e-mail you use for tipping or you can send a private message to make other arrangements. I'm also open to doing longer paid readings, for instance Celtic Cross or Wheel of the Year; again, please send a private message if you're interested.

I will do readings promptly, but I have other work and commitments, so if I get a lot of requests or if I have internet problems, it may take a little time. I will reply to all requests. If the number of requests nears my limits, I'll close this One Card Draw rather than risk leaving anyone without a response.

Thank you!

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


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Feb. 18th, 2015 04:48 am (UTC)
Hmm. I've felt stalled with one of my characters Tonya (a superhero with electrical/computer powers). I've got a scene where she runs into another character and stops traveling on her own... which I've started over from blank page and even switched viewpoints on and still not been satisfied.

A knock in the creativity with a card from the Whimsical deck might well be helpful.

(Been a little tight the previous times, but dropping a 'tip into the tip jar' this time)

Edited at 2015-02-18 04:54 am (UTC)
Feb. 18th, 2015 05:41 am (UTC)
Five of Cups
Captain Hook, all topsy turvy on his poop deck, is beside himself about something. He is yelling at his prosthesis, and ignoring the gold coins dropping from his hand to the deck below. Above him, a crescent moon sails serenely. He yells at the hook. "Why aren't you a fully-jointed hand?"

The hook smirks back at him. "Well, this isn't a steampunk story, now is it? What did you expect?"

When the dread pirate doesn't reply, the hook adds, "You might want to put that gold into one of these chests before it gets washed overboard.

Hook hurries to do that then looks up at the Moon, whose sickle shape is so much like the shape of his hook. "Know-it-all," he grumbles. "So, why isn't it a Steampunk story?"

Neither the Moon nor the hook answers.

The pirate kicks the chest of gold and glowers at his unsatisfactory prosthesis as the moon slowly sets.

Edited at 2015-02-18 05:41 am (UTC)
Feb. 18th, 2015 05:54 am (UTC)
Thank you for the tip! It is very much appreciated.

I hope this is helpful! I'm not sure what to make of it, but the message is intended for you (or for Tonya), so that's all right.
Feb. 18th, 2015 11:29 pm (UTC)
Interestingly I think it has in a roundabout way made me spot why I've been unsatisfied with my previous attempts on the stuck Tonya piece. Now to consider what she would take from it...
Feb. 18th, 2015 05:04 pm (UTC)
I'm feeling burnt out on my projects right now, and frustrated. I'd love a card - any deck - for finding some perspective or ideas on how to move forward.
Feb. 18th, 2015 09:44 pm (UTC)
The High Priestess
She stands between day and night, sun and moon, the magical and the mundane. In the Whimsical Tarot, she holds a wand which endlessly spouts a rainbow of magics, looking almost like a trail of Others spiraling around her. She looks tired and distracted. But no wonder. She is trying to keep the balance of worlds intact, and she is only one person.

The one thing manifest on her dress, at the moment, is moons and stars. That suggests to me that getting enough rest is important. The other detail that calls to me is the flowers around the border--set aside some time every day or most days to "smell the roses" as it were.

Still, overall, this is one of two or three most powerful and creative women in the Tarot deck. It's a very positive card, showing that you have the ability to balance between these forces and keep on creating. If it was too easy, you'd get bored and take on even more stuff. So in its essence, it sounds like finding the balance for all of your projects is about finding your inner balance and stepping to the right spot to do your magic.
Feb. 18th, 2015 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: The High Priestess
If it was too easy, you'd get bored and take on even more stuff.

*laughter!* This is entirely too true.

Thank you. This is a very meaningful card for me, and definitely hits the spot.
Feb. 19th, 2015 01:23 am (UTC)
I would like a card from the Shapeshifter deck. I am trying for a lot of change in myself and feeling at a loss. I am also in a bit of a creative droubt due to having trouble unpacking and getting my supplies and collections out.
Feb. 19th, 2015 05:24 am (UTC)
For you,I drew the Sorceress, the second card in the Major Arcana. She stands in the field of the sky, her robes morphing into sprawling, tangled roots, which are sprouting tiny leaves and shoots. The cauldron of her creativity is supported solely by her roots. She herself is morphing into an owl-griffin, one eye human and one feline, so she can see the mundane world and the creative one. She has three golden apples hanging from her pendant, and carries a rose in one hand and the pure light of creation in the other. She arrives topsy-turvy, but that's just a matter of perspective, really. She can orient herself any which way she chooses.

She is here to remind you that the essence of creativity isn't in having the perfect tools, it's in your spirit. You have all you need to turn your life around. You can fly on the wings of imagination to transcend your imperfect surroundings or reach out with the griffin's strength and sharp claws to reshape them. Or, more likely, a little of both, since an essential part of the meaning of this card is the balance between light and dark, spirit and matter, dreams and manifest reality.

Oh, and the Sorceress is accompanied by a bird, who reminds you that you don't have to do everything alone. You have companions along the way, although they, like you, have their own responsibilities and endeavors.
Feb. 19th, 2015 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you, that give me something to ponder. I appreciate that you offer this. It sounds like s lovely card.
Feb. 19th, 2015 09:57 am (UTC)
Hi, I have donated and asked how many decks I may request a single card draw from in relation to that donation.

I will use the cards for writing prompts again - I think it worked well last time. It is also a small birthday present to myself. :)

Edited at 2015-02-19 11:06 am (UTC)
Feb. 20th, 2015 02:53 am (UTC)
Since there's less time spent on each card, I'm good with the same number of cards as last time. Also, as a thank-you for tipping twice in a row, and for your birthday, I'll throw in a couple of extras.

The Celtic Oracle: The colors of the wind. This card shows the wind spinning out from a red center through bright colored triskel/spirals to a deep purple outside. This card stands for all of the powers of air, including but not limited to messages from afar.

The Fantasy Showcase Tarot: Page of Wands. This card, by artist Liz Danforth, shows a cute young man with a staff, accompanied by various birds: Owl, swan, falcon, and kiwis. He has stepped through a portal from a cliffside area with golden cliffs to a grassy plain. He typically represents an enthusiastic child or a messenger.

Susan Seddon-Boulet Art Cards: The Sphinx. Here shown as a cat woman resting under the moon treasuring a red flower between her paws. She reminds us that destruction is part of creation and some mysteries require we enter the darkness.

The Whimsical Tarot: The King of Pentacles. I believe this is intended to be Robin Hood, though he has a band of merry woodland critters instead of merry men. He stands for generosity or a willing offer of assistance.

The Faerie's Oracle: The Bodacious Bodach. The bodach means well, but, well, he just can't help himself from meddling. He wants to fix things, but you know, he's a faerie, and his idea of fixing things is more than a little idiosyncratic. He will willingly carry a message for you, but might garble it a bit (or quite a lot).

Daughters of the Moon Tarot: The Rattle. This is the Ten of Blades, and depicts a circle of women sitting around a fire under a brightly painted shelter. They have each left their blades in the ground outside, and they are smiling as the woman with the rattle talks or tells a story.

The Shapeshifter Tarot: The Serpent. She glides forward, almost totally serpentine, covered in gleaming gold scales. She has gold earrings and a headdress on her human head, under her snake's hood. I think this is this deck's analog of The Tower, and indeed, she is surrounded by standing stones which hold images of many animals. Whatever they might be whispering to her, she is not listening, or perhaps she can't hear or understand the words.

I hope these inspire you!

Edited at 2015-02-20 02:58 am (UTC)
Feb. 20th, 2015 05:43 am (UTC)
May I have a card from the Faeries' Oracle? :) About career and finance stuff (or just one, if that counts as two topics, haha.) Thank you very much. ♥
Feb. 20th, 2015 07:29 am (UTC)
The Singer of the Chalice
For you, I drew the Singer of the Chalice. You see this Faerie's chalice clearly, for it holds a rainbow of outpouring energy--so much as to obscure the faery herself. You can barely glimpse her hands on the chalice, but you can hear her singing, "Be open!" She holds a font of creativity, joy, and hope. Miracles are possible. But you need an open, loving willingness to engage in the process of bringing your dreams to reality, however long it takes.

Wow, that's a very cool, hopeful faery who's come to assist you in this endeavor. Admittedly, I don't see anything in this card about money, but still, it's a strong, powerful card.
Feb. 21st, 2015 07:31 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Thank you so much for drawing this card for me. Aaaah, that's super encouraging. :D
Feb. 21st, 2015 08:06 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you!
You're welcome!
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