2 quickie readings I came across this evening and seeing as I’ve been – let’s be honest – S.T.O.N.E.D. (accidentally) on allergy meds since 8:30am. Oh yes, *that* was a fun day at work can’t wait to do it again and ruminate on my poor decisions while I struggle to stay upright. So, expect typos!
The first one I found via Melia, from a new-to-me blog, That’s Totally Tarot. This is a significant spread, because in 3 weeks it will be the 10-year anniversary of a day that changed my life; the day I “hunted” The Man down on what is now the OKCupid network. We were married 8 months later, a 2 months after meeting in person for the first time. People ask me, “When did you know?” and the truth is, I knew the first day. I even told my mom that I had a feeling he was it; this based on a 7-line profile on a wacky internet “dating” site. I’m good with the BIG decicions!
If you could travel back in time 10 years ago and have a 5 minute conversation with yourself what would you say? Using your deck do the following spread:
 Do not do this – The Lovers
That’s… fuckin’ creepy. And hilarious. *Exactly* 10 years ago, I was preparing to get biblical with someone else. I don’t think it was a bad idea (though it caused me some hurt at the time) and there weren’t any noteworthy consequences… It’s all part of growing up, right?
 Do this – 10 of Cups
Stay home? Celebrate with family and friends instead (I went to my best friend’s birthday the next day)? You had your fun in the moonlight; be happy for it and move on. Everything is temporary (especially 10s!)
 Change this – 10 of Swords
Oh good, Ruination & Despair™, though this 10S looks more pouty than the usual death-by-multiple-stab-wounds. Again the 10 says move on, girl. Stop dwelling on all the things you think you did wrong. I see that little star shining in the background, though. The Man?
The other is from Monica (who I have pretty much dubbed the “Queen of Quickies” in my head, and I mean that in a completely respectable way :)) at tarot in a teacup, and is based on a passage written by Paulo Coelho:
Am I cured?’
‘No. You’re someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that, in my view, is a serious illness.’
‘Is wanting to be different a serious illness?’
‘It is if you force yourself to be the same as everyone else: it causes neuroses, psychoses and paranoia. It’s a distortion of nature, it goes against God’s laws, for in all the world’s woods and forests, He did not create a single leaf the same as another. But you think it’s mad to be different and that’s why you chose to live in Villette, because everyone is different here, and so you appear to be the same as everyone else. Do you understand?’
from Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
 How am I different? – 4 of Swords
Hmm, this reminds me of the Hierophant, my birth card. I’m different in how I find my peace (“truce”)? A temple of the mind; an internal cosmos. There is an icy bleakness depicted in the card, but it doesn’t *feel* icy or bleak. I think it’s quite pretty. A HA HA HA HAAAA!! Fortress of Solitude! LOL, Jolanda, LOL :D
 How do I conform? – 3 of Swords
My pain is no different or more special than others’. *POW* That came out of nowhere! Not even a little surprised to see the 3 of Swords again. Maaaaybe I conform in *not* showing the true extent of my pain, good little bottler that I am. Must. be. brave.
Bit of a Swords party tonight; no shocker. Sleep it off, soldier.