The Knight of Swords, and Anti-Racism Protestors

October 30, 2008 § 4 Comments

(Originally written March 31, 2008, for a previous blog.)

Some days I draw a random tarot card, with no question in mind but a thought to reflect on. Today I drew the Knight of Swords, and it was easy to see what it was pointing to: the recent “actively anti-racist” movement/protests on campus.

I might not always be so affected by students’ activist activities on campus. After all, I’m no longer a student here, and it’s amazing how little of the student beat I hear about. However, these students are effective at being heard — quite literally. One would have to be deaf to not hear the banging of pots and pans and plastic pails and rhythmic yet muddled protest chanting. Though they for the most part came from one area of the campus, we could hear them very clearly in our office halfway across campus, doors and windows shut, as if they were right next door.

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Going Pro?

March 7, 2007 § Leave a comment

I’ve been playing with the idea of going professional with tarot — after some more serious practice, development, and giving more free readings to friends and family. This is not to say that I would have this as my one and only job, but that I could do it part time, do some advertising for readings in the area and see if I get any bites.

I would charge $20 for a half hour, $30 for an hour. This is not including a free 5-10 minute tarot introduction at the beginning, and at the end encourage the querent to write down one sentence on a card (which I could decorate in a number of ways) on what they want to take with them from the reading — along with a tape or CD of the session (which at this price maybe I should require they provide for me to use). I would also want to send them off with a “cheat sheet” of information about tarot, with my info on it of course — perhaps also two coupons for $5 off a reading for a friend or themselves?

Basically, the extra income would be nice, and I’d really like to work with tarot anyway, so I think this might be a good idea. For now, though, I need to graduate, and also become more proficient at using the tarot for myself and others.

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