Tarot Tuesday (on Wednesday*): strange synchronicities, the Empress and the number 3

*snowstorm, 4 hours of shoveling, appointments and other delays… 😯

Recently I listened to three tarot readers on YouTube on the same day. I typically do this while designing beaded jewelry, but I keep a notepad handy to take notes when they remark on something that increases my knowledge on tarot cards and their interpretations.

Two of the readers were addressing the zodiac sign of Libra (me), and one of them was addressing all air signs (Libra, Aquarius and Gemini). All of them were reading for the same upcoming week.

One of them had a spread of cards already laid out, the other two shuffled and laid out their cards while online.

Here is where it got interesting:

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Excessive screen time: consumers vs creators & JADE (a rant)

I had a conversation the other day about online schooling and screen time and how all this stuff has affected the kids, especially here in Ontario where schools have been closed for longer than any other place in the world when suddenly, she said this:

“Well, you’re always on a screen.”

She’s not wrong.

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Writing based on prompts with or without emojis

The other day I read a bunch of post by bloggers who joined Bloganuary.

Essentially, they are fed a topic each day during the month of January which inspires bloggers to write something on that day’s topic.

I didn’t join.

I admitted this on LA’s blog in the comments when SwingedCat accused me pointed out that I like emojis.

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Tarot Tuesday: the Fool

The Fool is the first card in the tarot deck, marked by the number zero. I have two decks, the classic Rider-Waite Tarot* and the Shadowscapes Tarot*, the second which was gifted to me by my beautiful friend Gabrielle.

Two different representations of The Fool tarot

The Fool is, for all intents and purposes, a carefree, unencumbered individual beginning his journey through the Major Arcana.

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Beagle shenanigans with tarot cards

The other day I tried to entice my daughter to select some tarot cards, just to pull her off her screens for a bit.

“Na,” she said. 😐

Ugh. This endlessness of lockdown will be the end of us all. I bet the kids will be the next thing to mutate, into robots probably. πŸ‘ΎπŸ€–

Anyway, I didn’t know what to do to excite her away from the screens. I thought a bit, then suggested we get Tucker involved.

“Let’s get Tucker to pull a card,” I proposed and immediately regretted speaking those words out loud.


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About my beads: lava rocks, rose quartz

If you know someone who celebrates Chinese New Year please share this post with them!

Thank you!

As you may know I’ve been designing beaded jewelry. Lately, I’ve become fascinated with lava beads featured heavily in my recent designs. I ordered some kits and experimented with mixing lava rock, rose quartz, agate, howlite, glass and medal beads together into simple but unique designs.

It might be worth noting I never heard of lava beads before. Turns out many people haven’t.

So here is a description of some the specialty beads I use in my designs, simplified.

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About pebbles and mountains

As we’re back in quasi-lockdown here in godforsaken Ontario (schools closed, activities canceled, indoor dining gone, Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit delayed ), I thought perhaps we could focus on some positive quotes some smart people are hurling into the socials these days. Because not everyone out there is bitching about covid, right?

So here is one that stood apart for me:

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