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A Full Moon Card Draw

With the current state of politics, I'm feeling more need for insight and inspiration than usual, and I'm thinking my friends might also be feeling the same. So I'm going to try to schedule card readings more often this year, hopefully at least once a month at either the full moon or then new (or possibly both).

It's a Full New Moon tonight, so I figure I'll offer to draw cards for a while. I am hoping to send some good energy out into the world, to spark some hope and creativity. 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.

I hope you will stop by my garden. There's still some snow outside, so we'll pass through the frost-covered rose bushes and head inside. I have a little round glass table that's etched with a dragon design; we can sit there by candle light or turn the lava lamps on. You and I can share hot chocolate or tea and chat, and you can get a reading if you would like one. Both new friends and old are welcome.

For a day or two for free one card readings, you can pick from the Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle, my combined Susan Seddon Boulet Animal Spirits and Goddesses cards, or the Shapeshifter Tarot. You can ask a question, ask for a Guide, ask 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 also let you ask me to use any of my other decks, 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.

Please consider dropping something in the guitar case below. Readings take time and energy, and even though the Milwaukee winter, like everything else, has been affected by global warming, winter heat is pricey and old houses always need repair somewhere or other.

Signal boosts are very much appreciated, and also earn you the right to ask for a clarifying card.

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 at least through Saturday night, and longer for paid readings since, between the holidays and being in these days of low LJ usage, people may find the post late.

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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Jan. 13th, 2017 10:53 am (UTC)
Lava lamps and tea, at a dragon table, sounds marvelous, and I'd prefer the Shapeshifters again. No specific question - just whatever the Universe thinks I need to know right now. Thanks!
Jan. 14th, 2017 12:37 am (UTC)
for you I drew the 7th card of the Air element, which corresponds with Wands. In the foreground of the card is a scruffy tawny dog, but up above is a lion-woman with dragon wings. Her hair and the lioness' ruff are firey, sun-like.

You may not look like much, but your spirit is strong and bright. Your mouth is open, showing that you have something to say and the courage to say it. But maybe you need a little encouragement to believe that people will listen?

There are some feathers falling from the lion woman's human arm, making me think that there are things you can do or say that only you can, ideas or resources that will drift away in the wind if you do not choose to give them voice.

I don't know if these are things of import to many people or if they are "merely" creative things, but voicing them is important, and you do have the capacity for the bravery you need.
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Jan. 17th, 2017 10:26 pm (UTC)
P.S. Live journal -- just this morning -- sent me the notification of your original request! What's up with them?
(no subject) - acelightning - Jan. 18th, 2017 02:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 13th, 2017 04:30 pm (UTC)
Going through a lot in my life right now... would love a card from whatever deck speaks to you about direction for 2017.

Thank you!
Jan. 14th, 2017 12:52 am (UTC)
Goddess of Earth
For you I drew the Goddess of the Earth Element, which corresponds to the Queen of Pentacles in most decks. The mage is a woman in a golden breast-plate and shoulder pauldrons. She has a gold snake or snake bracelet on her left arm, and her right hand is scattering flowers into the world. She wears a mantle of green and rose, and we can see her hare-spirit, also on the left. A bird flies high overhead on one side, and a tree blooms in the background. The imagery flows and moves, one part into another.

The earth is made of inter-mingled ecosystems, of predators and prey, of different points of view that alternately run together or throw each other into stark contrasts. But all the parts, in balance, are necessary. The hard part is the balance--having the perception to see how it all works and the wisdom to set it right if something has gone wrong. The goddess is up to the task, however, and stands in the center of it all, confident and open-handed.

This card suggests to me that your year will be complex, but if you don't panic, you'll have the resources you need to get through it and to keep your little part of the world in a healthy balance. The fact that she is a rabbit-Goddess suggests you don't need to be predatory or violent, and the flowers flowing from her right hand suggests that sharing joy is as important as the more practical and self-protective things you will need to do.
RE: Goddess of Earth - jake67jake - Jan. 15th, 2017 05:53 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 14th, 2017 01:16 am (UTC)
I would love a card! No preference. And thank you. :)
Jan. 14th, 2017 09:19 am (UTC)
Taitin the Sylph
We sit down for tea, and you look over the various teas I have, thinking about what you'd like. There's no hurry. My grandmother's old water boiling pan is on the stove, a flame under it, the Lake Michigan-cold water will take a while to heat.

As we chatter sleepily, a tiny, bright figure flies between us, scattering a fine, gleaming dust over us. Instantly, we're wide awake, ideas flitting in our minds as brightly (and quickly) as the sylph herself. She pauses on one of the teacups and peruses the boxes. "These are boring!"

I pull out an old craft box and open it to show bottles and baggies of different herbs. "You can mix your own, if you want." I offer her a metal tea ball, though it's larger than her head.

"Oh, this is marvelous!" She takes on large rose petal and places it in one half of the ball, adding a pinch of thyme and a handful of chammomile petals, a fragment of hibiscus petal and some tiny mint leaves and sniffs. "Close--what do you think?" She waves it under our noses and asks what we'd add, then rummages around, adding a bit of this and a bit of that and topping it off with more fairy dust.

I pull out the pottery tea pot my daughter made me. It's low and almost resembles a genie's lamp. Taitin closes the tea ball and places it inside just as the old metal boiling pan starts to whistle. I retrieve the boiling water and pour it into the tea kettle and then rummage around in the kitchen cabinet to find the smallest mug I've got, a souvenir from a holiday dinner with my family.

"Now, then, what were we talking about?" None of us is really sure but in a moment we're talking about everything and nothing, hopping from topic to topic nimbly and naturally. We turn to creative projects and brainstorm for a while, then start to study the different ideas, trying to find the most suitable one for each of us. We voice our opinions freely, feeling safe to change our minds--or not--depending on what we can learn from each other.

Finally, we have tea and cookies, but we keep talking until it's time to move on. Taitin's fairy dust brought energy and creativity and logic, all at once. Before she goes, she gives you a glittering vial, so you will have more when you need it. "Call me any time! This has been fun."
Re: Taitin the Sylph - magenta_girl - Jan. 14th, 2017 06:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 14th, 2017 02:51 pm (UTC)
I know this is a bit tardy for the Full Moon, but I would enjoy a reading, if you're still feeling the inclination. Perhaps from the Animal Spirits and Goddesses deck with general guidance or whatever they have to tell me...

BTW: checking the Old Farmer's Almanac site regarding this month's Full Moon reminded me that some Native American tribes called it "Wolf Moon" and have a 5 minute clip of wolves howling that had my Arrow-dog entranced. In case you're interested, it's here:

Jan. 14th, 2017 06:57 pm (UTC)
Ishtar, giver of light
Oh, I'm not nearly so popular that I have to be picky about the request window!

Ishtar is one of the goddesses who descends to the underworld. In her case, it is to retrieve the god of vegetation, Tammuz, and return him to the sunlight, bringing fertility back to the earth. She is also the creator Goddess. She is a powerful, forthright woman, a lawgiver and teacher, the deity of both love and war, a mother and the giver of plenty.

Here is a link to the image on the card: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjG-b_jpsLRAhVHh1QKHeZXAFsQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Funmaskingthefeminine.blogspot.com%2F&psig=AFQjCNG6StEyY16jUNnXEWFGjVov7JWxDg&ust=1484506209468799

This is a strong Goddess to be your inspiration at this time, full of creativity and strength.

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Jan. 14th, 2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
May I please have a Faeries Oracle Card?

The piece we spoke about last time is over 12,000 words and not finished yet. That's long for me....

I need to check my finances to see if I can tip.
Jan. 14th, 2017 07:29 pm (UTC)
The Sage
This visitor is much quieter than the last ones. He comes in quietly, nodding his horned head. His hair is wild and leaves are growing in it. One eye sees normally, and the other is blind to light, but open to other forms of insight. He smiles at you encouragingly.

The Sage's passion is finding wisdom and understanding. He stresses organizing, integrating, and, paradoxically, simplifying your thoughts. It's time for you to look at your story as a whole, to understand it on both the simple and complex levels, to see where it most effectively starts, and what ending will give it the most zing. The Sage is here to help you with all of these things.

The Sage gently presses your writing fingers, blessing them, but also stressing the importance of compassion, both for the work and for the worker.

It's harder, with a longer work, to see it as a whole, unified thing while also seeing and tending to the various parts. In the best stories, the whole is more than just the sum of the parts.

The Sage smiles at you, and reassures you, like the gnome did before, that you can do it.
Re: The Sage - rix_scaedu - Jan. 14th, 2017 09:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 14th, 2017 09:39 pm (UTC)
I would like a card please. Tip is sent. Going through a rough patch, back and forth from hospital due to partner's illness. A little round table by a winter garden with an afghan and hot chocolate is a delicious moment of peace.

No preference for deck.
Jan. 15th, 2017 08:49 am (UTC)
The Sage, reversed
By all means, come in, come in! It's hard when your partner's sick in so many ways, emotional and practical. I'll make the hot chocolate--I make it quite dark, but there's cream and sugar to add to make it as sweet as you like it. Maybe one of the cats will even come in for cuddles, though they are a little cautious with people they don't know.

There's no snow left on the pavement, but a little still lies in puddles and drifts around the rose bushes, and you can look out the window at the garden while I heat the milk. There are little tracks in it, cat and racoon, maybe even a spindly possum paw-print.

After a while, you realize he is sitting out there too, cross-legged, but upside down, sitting "on" the ceiling of the covered part of the porch. At first, you thought he was an abandoned nest, all twigs and dry leaves and fibers, but then he winked at you.

Not all wise men are shamans, and not all shamans are wise, but the Sage is both, seeing into this world and the others. His message is always about wisdom, patience, and hidden knowledge. With him showing up reversed, he is warning that there is some kind of blockage or imbalance--knowledge that could be known but which has not been shared with the people who need it, or perhaps an inability or unwillingness to apply skills or knowledge learned in one setting to a different one, where it is needed now. He also sometimes appears when someone is so certain that they know the answers already that they are not looking for more information.

He invites you to go outside, to walk in the garden, which suddenly has a gate between the roses to a quiet, snow-filled woods. You cannot see the parked cars or the city street any more. "You're welcome to come visit my garden or not, freely," he says in a low, melodious voice. "A different perspective can clear the mind, and I promise to have you back before the chocolate is done."

If you go, the woods are peaceful and beautiful, and you can talk things out with the Sage, get some insight on what's blocking or confusing you, and where to look to discover the things that you don't know yet. And true to his word, you and he are back on the porch, safely back in the mortal world, when I come back from the kitchen with hot chocolate and cookies. He looks hopefully at the mugs, and I head back into the kitchen for another one.
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Jan. 20th, 2017 12:43 am (UTC)

I've just tipped & would like a card from the Susan Seddon Boulet deck, please.
Jan. 20th, 2017 07:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!
I'm not at home until late Sunday night or sometime Monday, and the cards are there, not here, so unless you want me to experiment by drawing you a Magic-The-Gathering card (which I'd be happy to do, if you want), I'll have to draw your card when I'm in the same state as the Seddon Boulet cards.

(I didn't leave the house empty, or I'd have sent you a private message.)
Re: Thank you! - filkferengi - Jan. 20th, 2017 03:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Thank you! - wyld_dandelyon - Jan. 24th, 2017 06:32 am (UTC) - Expand
The Creator Goddess, Hina - wyld_dandelyon - Jan. 24th, 2017 06:28 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: The Creator Goddess, Hina - filkferengi - Jan. 24th, 2017 01:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: The Creator Goddess, Hina - wyld_dandelyon - Jan. 25th, 2017 11:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
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