The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude; to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation.The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
– The Awakening, Kate Chopin 1899
Once upon a time, I was the princess and the sea.
For four years I ran a tarot – and related things – blog, posting on average once every two days. I lived, breathed, and dreamed tarot, but I reached a point where it felt like I couldn’t take my tarot practice or the blog any further as they were, so I bid my precious tarot community goodbye and shut the princess down in October 2013.
I didn’t stop practising tarot, and I didn’t stop writing about it, I merely explored other outlets, thinking it would be good enough. Enough enough.
But things buried in the depths have a way of floating to the surface, and the siren-song of my sassy little printed friends and advisors is difficult to ignore, so I find myself back where I started, though far from where I began:
The princess feels like a queen now.
And for the first time ever, I am attaching my identity to my work.
Roughly one-third of the original 600+ blog posts have been imported here; the rest were scrapped for being too deeply personal, or no longer relevant to what I hope to do with this new place. Some have been “sanitized” – without sacrificing my authentic voice -, but the important bits remain: the spreads, the readings, and my (sometimes embarrassing!) journey on the path to understanding the tarot and myself.
from the old bio:
From a young age, I devoured anything and everything I could on these subjects, lining my world with shelves full of books old and new, pictures and words, all the time building an intricate framework to support my inner reality. A reality that is constantly evolving, expanding and contracting as I ceaselessly feed it new input.
Above all else, I am visual.
I feast with my eyes. Beauty sustains me, knowledge drives me.
I am a glutton and it is time to put down the fork, to turn inward and face the Abyss.
Time to listen to the voice that has been screaming for attention for uncountable years and find the Core.
I foresee no small amount of destruction, but whatever is no longer needed or useful has to go. And out of the rubble and the ruins perhaps I will emerge cleaner, simpler; refined and defined.
So I take a deep breath and dive into the depths.
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