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Monday, June 2nd, 2008
8:02 pm - Hello Everyone

Hi Everyone :)

As mentioned I am the new moderator for this community. I would like to start with saying a big thank you to gleefulfreak for creating and maintaining this community for as long as she did. Secondly I just want everyone to know that I am available if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

I hope to see some activity here soon!


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Saturday, May 31st, 2008
11:09 pm - Changing of the guard


Further to my last post, allow me to present evolutions_son, the new moderator of this community!

I'll be stepping down from all mod responsibilities as my path takes me in new directions. :)


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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
11:29 pm - Hi, I'm Batshua!

I've been dabbling in tarot for about a year. I've recently had a renaissance of reading tarot for strangers, which I think is a great way to exercise my tarot skills. I currently have eight decks:

African Tarot
Whimsical Tarot
Hanson-Roberts Tarot
Tarot Nova
Gill Tarot
Lurianic Tarot
Tarot of the Dead / Tarot de los Muertos
Bright Idea Deck

I am willing to attempt a reading with any of them, however, I reserve the right to request a deck change, as some of my decks may not want to read for certain people. As far as I can tell, the Whimsical and Hanson-Roberts decks don't seem to mind who is asking, but some of the other decks can get finnicky and give me junky cards if they are not in the mood.

I prefer to do my readings live over IM in order to foster a better connection and level of understanding between the querent and the reader. I have AIM/ICQ/.mac, Yahoo, GTalk/LJTalk/Jabber, MySpaceIM, and IRC. If the querent wants, I send a copy of the cards drawn at the end of the reading so that the querent can look at them and think about the question further in case something else comes to mind over the next few days.

I seem to do my best work when I don't know the question until after I've done the preliminary reading. I think I work more intuitively that way and sometimes knowing the question causes me to "force" the interpretation and add my own bias. Of course, once I've done a preliminary interpretation, sometimes knowing the question allows me to answer the question more specifically.

Feel free to comment here or message me and ask me whatever about myself.

Anyway, it's nice to be here and I hope to trade readings soon!

Be well,

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Thursday, January 11th, 2007
7:51 am - Reading without the book! Eek!

This is the first time I’ve done a reading without consulting the book at all. I went purely on the impressions I got from the pictures. So if I’m wrong, I’m wrong. If I’m right, I’m delighted that I can read this way. :) However, the resulting reading is definitely one that will either be right or wrong, I feel. Either I’m completely off the mark, or I’m accurate, no middle ground. So I wait and see what swing_the_bat says. *very nervous*

The Question Game spread for Kate (swing_the_bat)

My situation/problem: Five of Cups – There has been money lost. The impression I get is that it has been wasted or effectively ‘tipped down the drain’. There is possibly a partner or ex-partner involved. You’ve had your mind on other things and weren’t able to prevent the loss until it was too late. It seems that you might be losing sleep over this issue.

How it happened: Wheel of Fortune – It was meant to happen for a reason. The Wheel turns and takes us up to victory and down to disaster in various cycles. All of tarot is about cycles. This is just another step within that cycle. There are better times ahead.

The way I feel today: The Sun – You have a positive outlook on the world. You are not easily depressed or beaten down. Possibly you still have a love interest you are focussing on? Not sure on that one. Definitely this will not beat you. You will overcome this situation. You are determined not to give up and let this get the better of you.

This is what I’m afraid of: Two of Cups – You’re afraid of feeling trapped by the situation. You don’t like to be reliant on others for help. You are afraid this is not something you can easily fix.

This is what will happen in the future: Knight of Wands – You will fight back. You will triumph. You need to deal with the cause as well as the symptoms though. It’s not just about replacing the money but preventing it from happening again. You will have help from someone else in fighting this battle.

This is the warning the cards are sending: Page of Swords – Be wary of what you say to others – it’s not about keeping your own counsel but what you say could come back to hurt you. Just be careful who you talk to and what you say.
You will need to think ‘outside the box’ for solutions. Be creative.
Be careful about celebrating your triumph prematurely. Wait until it is fully resolved before you relax.

This is the suggestion the cards are sending: Six of Wands – You will overcome this, but you will need support. Let others help you. Don’t consider asking for help as a weakness. I don’t see this being resolved without the assistance of at least one other person.

Conclusion:- Don’t despair. You definitely overcome this situation. You will solve the issue and move on to better times. BUT you need to let people help you. If there is a third party involved in the loss, be wary of talking about them to others. But be sure that you don’t leave yourself open to being in this situation again. More than anything else, I get the impression that you need to let people help you – I feel you are resisting that, but it feels necessary in this case. Hope that helps!

current mood: nervous

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
12:57 pm - A Twelve Card Spread for Elanor


Boy is my face red.

I thought I'd just put this up before it looked like I fell off the planet, rather than wait for the pictures.
Edit: Now with pictures! I couldn't get photos of the actual layout because my camera hates me, so I scanned in the cards myself. Just pretend that all twelve cards form a diamond...eh heh. Links:

current mood: ditzy

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Thursday, January 4th, 2007
5:43 pm - Using the book AND the cards...

Okay. I have a question. In the info for this community, the moderator wrote that we shouldn’t write what the book says, we should write what WE see in the cards.
So here's my question (and why I'm asking)...Collapse )

current mood: nervous

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Friday, December 29th, 2006
11:32 am - Hi there!


Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Kate. I've been having an extended love affair with tarot, but I'm unfortunately bad at relationships. The on again off again thing seems to do nothing for my ability as a reader, so I feel a little commitment is in order for this year. I love and use a variety of decks. I actually just got one for Christmas, the first one I didn't buy for myself.  On fronts other than tarot: I'm twenty one, from New Jersey, and I enjoy long walks on the beach. ; )
Anyway, I'd love to trade readings and feedback with everyone. So hit me, I'm open!

current mood: cheerful

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006
1:07 pm - Hello

Hello Everyone :D

My name is Pixi, i'm 22 and aries and am from Australia. I'm currently studying socialwork and have a diverse range of interests; animalrights, crystals, child development and protection, disability rights and lots more! I can't wait to get to know everyone. In regards to tarot i recieved my first deck when i was 14. I feel that my real journey with tarot is starting now.

Anyway enought about me! I'm offering readings to anyone who wants one :D all i ask is that you give me constructive feedback.

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
2:05 am - Introduction:

I just wanted to say Hi, and see if anyone's here?

I am new to the art of Tarot reading. I received my first Tarot deck as a Samhain gift this year from a good friend. I have done a couple of readings for myself, but have gotten mixed messages about doing such.

Just a little about myself, I am 28, the mother of 3 (all under the age of 3), and new to my spiritual journey.

I can't wait to meet everyone!

current mood: excited

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Monday, October 2nd, 2006
3:07 pm - hello hello

I'm new and I just wanted to say hi to everyone.. so hi!I've been practicing tarot for over a year. I would like to do readings for anyone who wanted one. tarot has been such a gift in my life.

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Saturday, September 30th, 2006
9:54 pm - A note on promised readings:

To those I agreed to read for: I've come down with an ear infection (at least I hope it's an ear infection!). Over the past few days I've lost all hearing in my left ear! I was hoping it would go away on its own, but it hasn't yet, and I'm not comfortable reading when I'm feeling ill. I'll get to them as soon as I can, I promise! Though it may be into next week since I probably won't get to see a doctor till Monday at least.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
3:26 pm - Two readings offered

I'm warming up for a big project. Offering two separate readings -- you ask the question, I'll pick the spread.

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Saturday, September 2nd, 2006
12:12 pm - Just saying Hi

Just wanted to say a quick "hi" since I'm new here. Hope everyone is well.

current mood: happy

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
8:54 pm - Draw Three: Healing with the Fairies Oracle


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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
9:24 pm - Draw Three: The Unicorn Tarot


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4:00 pm - New community

Hello everyone,
My name is lars and I am a member of this community. I would like it is you would check out my new community sacred_contract. The community is based on Caroline Myss' book Sacred Contracts.

Lars Mathre

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Monday, August 21st, 2006
6:59 pm - Draw Three


current mood: ecstatic

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6:23 pm

I amaze myself with my sheer genius from time to time, I really do... I posted the readings I promised as comments, then realised a couple of days later that not everyone chooses to have comments emailed to them. I'm so clever... Anyway, helmwige, 3ofhearts and dadi, your readings are ready and you'll find them here: http://community.livejournal.com/8ofpentacles/24683.html. If you have any feedback on them or want to know more about the spread, just give me a shout. Thanks for your patience!

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Sunday, August 20th, 2006
7:10 pm - Draw Three

I appologize for the late posting.  This weekend proved to be filled with a few twists and turns :)

current mood: accomplished

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Thursday, August 17th, 2006
8:01 pm - Draw Three


current mood: contemplative

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