I’m at my friend Bev’s place in Beamsville, ON. She, Valerie, and I will take a roadtrip to Newark, NJ tomorrow for the Readers Studio, a yearly tarot event that enthralls me every time. It’s a treat to reconnect with friends and colleagues and to meet new ones. The workshops are enlightening and keep my tarot skills fresh. There are oodles of decks, books, and associated merchandise. Here’s a brief self-reading using the William Blake Tarot of the Imagination:
How can I maximise my time at Readers Studio ’09, both professionally and personally?
3 of Poetry (Creativity). The image suggests being open to learning and being generous and open with my knowledge. Celebrate the creative accomplishments of others and of myself. Make my mark according to my own vision. Create my own myth and encourage others to create their own myths. Be receptive to a completed system that is offered to me for guidance. The quote on the card is: “I must create a system or be enslav’d by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”
This makes me ask the question: What kind of system would it be helpful for me to create?
9 of Music (Happiness). A system of being present and not attaching to past feelings, no matter how lovely they were. A system of emotional and/or relational integration. A personal path to happiness. A way to improvise as I go — a bit of a paradox — i.e. a system that emerges in the moment according to current feelings, intuitions, circumstances, people, and requirements.