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New Moon Card Draw - and Happy Spring!

It's a New Moon this evening, so I'm opening my garden for a card draw. As always, I hope 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--starting something new is a traditional use of New Moon energy. But ask what you will, because now is always transforming into a new moment.

I hope you will stop by my garden. It's warm this evening, the grass is green, the roses are mostly starting to bud, and the dandelions and weeds are growing. There's a few tulips and daffodils--they're thinner than I would wish, since the squirrels think they're food when we first plant them, but spring blooms are always welcome. You and I can share hot chocolate or tea and chat, and you can get a reading if you would like one.

New friends and old are welcome.

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 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. Tipping ca 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.

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 Thursday morning, and longer for paid readings. The weekend will be busy, so if you get your request in after noon on Thursday, I may not draw your card until Sunday night. If that's all right with you, it's all right with me!

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.

This entry was originally posted at http://wyld-dandelyon.dreamwidth.org/445633.html. Be welcome to comment wherever you prefer.


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Apr. 26th, 2017 09:28 am (UTC)
May I please have a card from the Faeries Oracle? Perhaps something warming as I head into winter?

I have tipped with the note that the tip is this for this user name, so perhaps a clarifying card too please?
Apr. 27th, 2017 07:05 am (UTC)
Honesty and the Sylph
Of course!

As you walk through the garden, you see an old bed, old shelves, ugly plastic border thingies and other stuff piled neatly against a fence under our oldest lilac. The City has declared this the week that we must leave big stuff out to be collected in my neighborhood, if we want it collected for free. One week in a year is hardly enough, but it's better than none, I suppose. I thank you for your patience; by the time we finished dragging the stuff in the basement that got moldy outside, I was totally wrecked last night.

Near my first spring dandelion, we find honesty floating upside down. Is he reversed, indicating that you might need to examine whether you are being honest with yourself? Or is he merely upright with respect to your hemisphere? Either way, truth matters--and in matters where it's not about true and false, as in contract negotiations or relationships, clarity matters. Assumptions about even the most basic things (like gravity?) aren't always obvious to all the parties involved.

While we are pondering Honesty, Taitin the Sylph whizzes by, spinning Honesty around like a top. He shakes his head at her, but smiles, and she offers her hand. He takes her hand and gracefully inverts himself to stand on the grass, and she sits on his shoulder. Taitin reminds us that ideas are wild and free, and it's great to entertain them for a while, but eventually you need to use that intellect to do more than generate more of them. It's time to look at them carefully, pick the one that's the best for you in this exact moment, polish it, shine it up with all the fairy dust available (Taitin is happy to share) and change reality.

If you are being challenged by a lack of honesty or clarity, or if your mental defenses are working a bit too well and obscuring something you need to see clearly, Taitin's message is that your intellect is an important tool in discerning that. But first, she says, she hopes we have some chocolate. Honesty's face brightens at that prospect as well, so we head inside to rummage in the kitchen and find refreshments.

I don't know that I've found you anything to warm you for the winter, but I can offer tea or hot chocolate!
Apr. 27th, 2017 12:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Honesty and the Sylph
I have been disposing of things gone mouldy too. My local government area gives us six free collections a year that we can book and each one is 2 cubic metres, about the size of a small box trailer. I booked two to help clear out my garage and could have gone to three.

There is more sorting to do....
Apr. 26th, 2017 03:25 pm (UTC)
Yes please! I'm curious about the Daughters of the Moon deck.

We may have found a new house, and even though it's not certain yet, I'm getting excited about design. So that's my creative project right now.

Edit: Forgot to mention I put in a tip.

Edited at 2017-04-26 03:25 pm (UTC)
Apr. 27th, 2017 07:32 am (UTC)
For you, I drew Maat. She sits cross-legged, holding an ankh in one hand and the scales of justice in the other. The sun watches from behind her circular throne. She is a goddess of wise decisions, and speaks of restoring harmony and balance. I think this is a very good omen for your new-to-you house as well as a guide in looking at what's needed for a good design. What you do needs to accommodate every being who will live there comfortably, and I think finding that balance is the challenge you will need to keep in mind as you work.

There are always things to balance in making a home--time and money are always limited. Keep in mind that the lives in the home are the center of the circle, and that matters more than a more artificial perfection of design--but with such a powerful card, I suspect you can do a lot to achieve your design goals in a way that enhances that center.

As to the deck itself, you're welcome to look at the cards. Daughters of the Moon has a website here: http://www.daughtersofthemoon.com/major-arcana/

Thank you for the tip! Let me know if you want a clarifying card, or just a card for inspiration. A new house is exciting!

Edited at 2017-04-27 07:33 am (UTC)
Apr. 27th, 2017 10:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Maat
Wow--you can schedule a pickup to suit you, and schedule more than one a year? I'm envious!!! I can schedule a pickup for something about the size of a large bush or cushy chair (I think) but that's hardly sufficient!
Apr. 28th, 2017 02:00 am (UTC)
Re: Maat
Is this meant for rix_scaedu?

Edited at 2017-04-28 02:01 am (UTC)
Apr. 28th, 2017 02:15 am (UTC)
Re: Maat
It's funny, because I actually found that site yesterday before asking you to use the deck, and Maat was one of the ones I was looking at. Plus I was talking to my friend about her cat with that name.

I hope you're right about the house being in harmony. We're still doing inspections on it because there's a foundation crack, and I want it to be that we can afford to repair it (we took the amount of the estimate off the asking price) and not have to give it up and start looking again. We chose it in part because of details like a little square basement window that would make a perfect cat door. Partner really wants a cat but I'm allergic, so our idea is to let the cat be in the raised, finished basement which is his space, and outside. The upstairs is mine.

I want to paint. I've done it before and I'm working on colours. The deep red, gold, browns and blues in that card are a little like the ones I'm playing with in Photoshop.

I'm rambling. I'd be happy to have another card though. I don't have a specific question but inspiration is good.
Apr. 28th, 2017 04:57 am (UTC)
Five of Blades: The Hurricaine
Yes, Maat is all for you, this time at least!

I'm not positive that this is the house for you--certainty is beyond the scope of what I can do with cards--but I am sure you have the resources to make the home you choose harmonious, if you keep that goal in mind and do the necessary work.

So, another card, for inspiration, and I get the hurricane. Really, cards?

Well, it does have browns golds, blues, and a hint of red, so it's the same color scheme, but it doesn't seem very inspiring at first glance.

Ok, well--the first thing that comes to my mind is to check the house carefully for storm damage. The second is that you will want to make sure the house is well weatherproofed in case of future storms. The third is the allergy thing and wind--make sure you have good air flow in the areas the cat will inhabit.

Then I notice there is a sailboat off to one side, but it does not seem threatened by the storm. You'd think it would be. Perhaps what the card means is that in this house--or in the one you choose--you can create shelter from whatever storms, physical or metaphorical, you will face in the future.

In a way, I suppose that is inspiration, of a sort--creating a peaceful haven, a harbor from all storms--that sounds like a good inspiration, or at least a good goal, to me.
Apr. 29th, 2017 03:11 am (UTC)
Re: Five of Blades: The Hurricaine
Okay, that's a little bit scary.

Don't worry, I know the reading of the cards isn't the guide of whether to get that particular house. That's why we've called professionals to do the inspection.

But maybe the hurricane is accurate. One of the things that's really important to me about working with tarot is not to hide amongst pretty shiny interpretations. I want to see the negative too.

The foundation problem is related to water damage, and what might be needed for the fix is a proper drainage system. This isn't a part of the world that gets hurricanes, but it does get more rain than I'm used to. I think you're right about making sure that any fix includes good weatherproofing.

Good shelter, peaceful haven, a harbor from storms physical and metaphorical, it would be wonderful if owning a house could mean these things.
May. 2nd, 2017 04:35 am (UTC)
Re: Five of Blades: The Hurricaine
Good luck!

(I wonder when the notice for your reply to "the hurricane" will arrive in my e-mail! I'm over on DW under the same user-name, so you can find me if LJ implodes or their new management kicks my queer ass out of here for being "political".)
May. 2nd, 2017 04:33 am (UTC)
Re: Maat
Wow--the notification for this reply and the previous one just now showed up in my e-mail in-box.

LJ isn't doing so well!
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