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Each week I'd like to
share the experiences we have within our tarot community. Unique
perspectives that give us a chance to delve a little deeper into
ourselves and see that what we all desire is knowledge and what we all
share is ignorance. If you would like to be profiled in an
upcoming interview, please write and share a bit about yourself, we'd
love to meet you!
week's interview is with Wendi, a poet who travels the United States
sharing the love of words with schoolchildren. Please visit her
site at: http://www.poetryalive.com to
find out more about this great program!
How long have you been studying the cards?
W} about 10 years now
How do you feel they have had an impact on your life?
W} source of focus for meditation, source of frustration, but in general
help me to see the overall patterns in my life and help me to focus my
energy on what needs doing.
Do you attach any ritual with your readings?
W} lay out a silk scarf usually on my bed, light some candles, focus my
breathing while imagining a bubble of light around me, then ask for
guidance and begin. I like to keep it pretty simple, but this helps to
clear my head.
What is your favorite card and how do you feel it relates to you?
W} the High Priestess especially the "Lady of the Lake" from
the Arthurian Tarot. calm blue toned card of lovely dark haired lady
with book for study, and sword for clarity she sits with an empty basket
at her feet until she is able to imagine not what she wants, but what
she needs. I guess I like reminding myself that if I get real quiet I'll
find I have the answers hidden in my questions.
What other disciplines compliment your readings (runes, astrology, feng
shui, palmistry), if any?
W} I glanced at runes, had my palm read a coupla times, know my chart
pretty well, but I found some of the most striking parallels to the
cards within the catholic faith (major catchecism/minor catchecim seem
similar to major arcana/minor arcana, plus I have a picture from a
church in York, England of Jesus sitting in the Tree of Life or
Kabbalah) and Joseph Campbell's "the power of myth" (a
discussion of the mask of eternity in particular which depicts the
oneness of all above the duality of our earthly existence much like the
lovers card). the images, ideas, and symbols in the cards are far from
new and I've found there is much to be learned from the old myths and
traditions that informs the cards. also my favorite deck includes Arthurian
mythology so I have looked into the stories and ideas behind the
What do you hope to learn from tarot?
What has been your best personal reading?
W} hmmm, I think that's like asking me which rock do I like best as I
travel down a graveled lane. I have no idea, they've all become part of