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Litha/Summer Solstice Blog Hop 2013
So... let's celebrate the longest day of the year by sharing our abundance with each other in creative and playful ways! For example, you might choose a tarot card or a number of tarot cards to represent you and your talents. You might then follow that up with a recipe, a meditation, a poem, a tarot reading for Litha, book recommendations, or a piece of music, depending on what your talent is. Choose whatever you think best represents your talent and gift it to the circle of bloggers taking part in the hop, and to the readers following us.
You may have arrived here from Morgan‘s blog, or jumped backwards from Ania‘s blog. Knitting and crafting people – you are lost, lost, lost and without GPS to save you; but hey, the post isn’t long, don’t worry.
I thought this might be an interesting topic to write about – after all, I am hardly a shrinking violet hiding my light under a bushel, am I ? I hope you note how cleverly I joined those two phrases together.
If I must toot my own trumpet, I shall just do it pianissimo at the moment as I merely remind you, Faithful Reader, that you already know me as a witty and erudite blogger, a skilled knitter, a semi-skilled crocheter, and an unskilled cooker.
I shall parp a little louder, just to make sure you hear of my talents as a tarot reader, and as a teacher. I do talk about tarot here now and then, but as it is such an integral part of my life, affecting how I think about things – a visual shorthand, almost – and because I have so many tarot friends, I tend to forget that not everybody has this structure underpinning their life.
In this spirit of revelation, I shall even be honest about why I read tarot: sure, I like to help out other people when I can, but actually it stems from pure nosiness. I do love to get all up in other people’s business, and am looking forward to buying net curtains in my old age, just so I can twitch them.
I don’t have a very ‘New Age’ or psychological approach to readings – I firmly believe in giving practical, down-to-earth advice that people can go away and actually use, if they wish.
Just a quick word about my hitherto unsung teaching abilities: I have been teaching tarot in TABI for some years now, and have been mentoring tarot readers for about the same length of time. I have actual real life qualifications in training, and I enjoy sharing knowledge; it also means that I get to know a large and varied number of people. If only I had a decent memory, just think what I could do with all the random information I have collected over the years. Perhaps I should write a book ….
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However, I think my most surprising gift is an ability to turn enemies, ie. people who can’t stand me, into friends (you all know who you are). Unfortunately, it has worked the other way a couple of times too. You’d think these occasional imperfections would prevent the growth of arrogance, wouldn’t you ? But you’d be wrong.
Just to show that I can sometimes be nice, I shall shoo you off to read my Eviller Twin Ania‘s blog rather than keeping you all to myself ….
And just for thoroughness, here is a link to the Masterlist at Sharon's blog.