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So, I got up today with the intention of posting this early, but my computer kept freezing. I closed it down and restarted it--repeatedly, with varied results. Eventually, when I couldn't even get the shut down menu to come up (much less work), I took it to the Geek Squad for a thorough internal scanning. Of course, the menu came up for them, but I think the hard drive is probably dying. The computer has been acting been flaky for a while, on and off, which prompted me to back up everything on it a couple of weeks ago. I added a bit to the backup before heading out, but there wasn't a lot that was new that hadn't been sent off via e-mail.

I might or might not have the old computer back, but not 'til this weekend at the earliest. In any case, I no longer trust it with my writing--I don't always have a beta reader to e-mail stuff to, after all. I also just started a new project, one that I actually have outlined (it's a cozy mystery, and mysteries seem, to my hindbrain at least, to need outlines) so I had planned to get a bunch of writing done over the next few days. I really don't want to lose momentum on it. So, when I dropped the old one off I crossed my fingers that nothing else will blow holes in my budget and picked out a new one.

Thus it is that I'm finally sitting down to offer to do readings, in between trying to get the new computer set up and changing passwords that the old computer knows (just in case). Here's hoping the full moon didn't bring you any similar surprises!

So, on to the readings.

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.

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'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. 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/445834.html. Be welcome to comment wherever you prefer.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 11th, 2017 01:27 pm (UTC)
May I please have a card from the Faeries Oracle?

Thank you.

Edited at 2017-05-11 01:38 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2017 08:32 pm (UTC)
So, I haven't gotten any notifications in the email from LJ for this post, and since I've been trying to get the computer things sorted out, it took me a while to come double check, and find you've been awaiting a reply for a long time. I'm sorry about that!

I should figure out where to change my crossposting language to warn people that LJ isn't being reliable about notifying me people are here.
May. 13th, 2017 11:57 pm (UTC)
Time got away from me too, and I assumed that you were busy.
May. 14th, 2017 12:36 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you didn't feel neglected!
May. 13th, 2017 08:49 pm (UTC)
Spirit Dancer
Because I missed your request earlier, we are chatting on a fine, warm spring day. Children are playing in the distance, and we can hear them, but the garden is bright and peaceful. The plants were watered by rain, and now dandelions and wood violets gleam in the lawn and around the roses. The lilies of the valley are starting to bloom, and the three lilacs are sending their sweet fragrance into the air.

It's perfect weather for almost anything creative, though if I wanted to paint outside, it would have to be on canvas, not paper, since there's a nice breeze. Or I could dig the heavy binder clips out of my art-show bag and clip the paper to something, if you want.

The Spirit Dance is admiring the flowers too, flitting around like a butterfly, sniffing things and smiling at them, one after another, reminding me of my daughter when she was tiny, and first learned how to make the raspberry sound, and had to show each of her toys her new achievement. For once, she didn't complain at being set into her playpen with all her toys so I could clean house!

The Dancer looks up at you. "Want to dance?" She's perfectly happy with a yes, of course, but if you say you'd rather paint or knit or write or play music--anything creative--she's just as happy. Creativity is important, it's how you express your higher self. It takes work and practice to build skills, of course, and there's always an element of slogging if you've got a big project--but it's a great time to have a big project, and to have fun with it, even the slogging parts, if you can.

After all, look at her. See that kick, the one that reminds you of a rock star onstage? She's done it hundreds of times, or thousands, and yet when her toe touches the tips of her wing, she grins with the joy of the moment and the movement.

If you're not sure which project you want to do, she produces a sparkly ten-sided die. "Let it pick." You accept the die, and look at it. "Is it magic?"

She laughs. "Yes, of course it is, and no, not more than anything else." She closes your fingers over it. "If you're disappointed with the result, try again. But once you start, stick to it, give it a good go. And have fun!"

Then she's off again, dancing on wings to go check out some birds chirping in a nearby tree. Perhaps she's off to encourage their nest-building? It's hard to say. But she's still in earshot if you have a question.
May. 13th, 2017 11:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Spirit Dancer
It's a grey, damp autumn day here, and the changing leaves on the crepe myrtle on my northern fence are like a splash of yellow sunshine. I really do need to get down to writing about three different things.
May. 14th, 2017 12:38 am (UTC)
Re: Spirit Dancer
And I'm headed to sketch stuff in Ellen's Sketchfest! Good writing to you.
May. 14th, 2017 12:38 am (UTC)
Re: Spirit Dancer
Oh, bah, that's not the icon I wanted!!!
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