Walking down the street yesterday, about 2 minutes before an onslaught of what I refer to as Chinese water torture, or the rain in Seattle, which is never enough drops, lightning and thunder to be interesting but just enough to make everything soggy and irritating. I saw this little beat up, wood, round end table in the street. It has cracks and chips and all around character, just the way I like it. I thought it would be a great table to read on. So I dragged it home and scrubbed all the Vincent Price style cobwebs with large, dead a long time cockroaches stuck in them (which is confusing because we don't even really have giant cockroaches in Seattle) and took it inside. As you can see from the picture, it's perfect for a 7 card reading and I feel like it was the perfect find....wellll almost perfect. I suspected it had some bad vibes on it and when a lot of my readings came out SO negative that it was almost impossible and intentionally spiteful (My deck isn't supposed to talk to ANYONE that way!!) I decided to give it a good saltin' and sagin'. Of all these sorts of activities I remember from my childhood, saging something is the one I hold strongest to. Perhaps because my mom and my aunt were saging me from such a young age that the smell triggers feelings of safety and security or it's as simple as I believe it, but either way I think strong intent and belief in something can manifest just about anything. The table is warming up a little and I'm excited to take product shots of the new deck with the new packaging with it later this month.
Today I did all the ordering for my next run of tarot cards. It was a little nerve racking and there was a lot of budget balancing and careful attention to detail as to not make any catastrophic mistakes but all in all I think it went okay and I look forward to seeing it all put together.
There will be a few changes with this run. The packaging will be a sturdy, 2 piece black box with a sticker label and the tarot deck will include a little rustic, unbleached cotton sack for you to use or until you find a bag that suits you better. I felt like the simple cotton bag was perfect honestly. It reminded me of a potato sack and I'm not a big fan of super purple, velvety, moons and stars tarot bags. They just don't fit my theme. I know it might seem odd to some veterans but I want a meat and potatoes tarot deck where things are surreal and helpful but not overly mystical.
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