This photo, Stone Forest, was taken circa 1983 in Kunming when Joe went on a photographer's dream excursion to China. The story of that trip and its influence on Joe's life and career could fill a book—and hopefully will—but that is not my purpose today.
Today I am deep, deep, deep into a new, exciting, all-encompassing project that I will be sharing with you shortly. The project is certainly changing my life, and I hope it will have a significant, positive effect on yours as well. For this week, however, I'm sharing this short personal update and exclusive Tarot reading for subscribers to this blog/newsletter.
So truth be told, I selected the cover photo for its illustrative concept rather than its cultural or historical significance. The balancing of the one stone atop the jagged rock formation is truly a pictorial representation of our lives. At least for me personally, this is what I'm experiencing since taking my temporary hiatus from social media and Facebook in particular.
Some people can have multiple things going on at once and still maintain focus. I'm not one of them. I need quiet, uninterrupted blocks of time to process information and to write. Even white noise is distracting to me, so you can probably imagine the disruptive nature the unabated checking of my social media feed had on my productivity!
The hours I've recaptured since my detox began on February 16 have been spent watching documentaries/videos, reading, journaling, taking walks, and staring out my window. This focus turned inward has resulted in a renewed, expanded clarity of purpose and, I believe, a pretty spectacular plan for turning my vision into form.
It's also why rather than having more time to write a post this week, I have less :) I'm still holding to my March 31 deadline for the detox period. This unplanned, but fortuitous coincidence with my regular newsletter deliverance on Fridays gives me the ability to also deliver the announcement of my new project in this newsletter on April 1—and you, readers, will be the first to know!
In the meantime, please know that I am still thinking about you through all the changes, and I have the following gift for you...
Exclusive Tarot Reading for My Readers
A bit of background info: Before a reading, I clear the area and myself physically and energetically. I light a candle or two, set an intention, and shuffle the deck with the audience and a question in mind. Then I pull the cards from the top of the deck.
For this reading, I focused on receiving information for the highest and best good of anyone who reads this post for the specific time period of Monday, March 14 through Sunday, March 20. These are the cards I pulled:
Card 1: Hanged Muse. Despite the unfortunate name and implied negative influence, the Hanged Muse (or Man, in traditional Tarot) represents a new, different perspective or outlook. It means seeing things in a new way or changing things around for the better.
Card 2: 4 of Inspiration (Wands, traditionally). An indication of happy time spent with friends or family, in community, or at a gathering or social event.
Card 3: Page of Inspiration. This Page represents young energy, vibrancy, creativity, and the energy of possibility.
Card 4: A "jumper" card, which fell from deck while I was shuffling, is a bonus...providing more information. 3 of Materials (Pentacles, traditionally) is a sign of successful collaboration, teamwork, group dynamics, and relationships.
This spread suggests that having the new perspective of The Hanged Muse and sharing good times with others (4 of Inspiration) will bring the Page of Inspiration with fresh ideas, a renewed excitement or energy for life or specific project, and increased zest and creativity.
Remember that the cards reflect possibilities based on the energy of the moment and the current path you're on. You are always at free will and any change of path/action will yield different results. However, if you like the predicted outcome, you need only to stay on course.
In the case of this collective reading, the "bonus" 3 of Pentacles is your assurance that things will evolve in favor of all concerned—which is what my opening question requested.
I added the kyanite crystals on the top row of cards to help keep you grounded and focused. The selenite wand next to the jumper card aligns, balances, and clears the way for your success.
For a more personal reading, book a private session with me. Only 5 spots left at this March-only special rate, so don't delay.
Have a great week!
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