Snow, Ice and Tarot

We did get a massive snowstorm after all. My car (an SUV) was completely buried. It took two days to dig out, and I needed an extra day off work just to recover. Some of it has melted, but many areas are still covered with snow and ice. The following days brought even more snow. Tomorrow night we’re getting an ICE STORM, which means I’ll likely be staying home Tuesday. My car is a piece of crap even in good weather, so when there’s snow and ice on the road, forget it. My tires slide even when it’s only been raining. When we finish paying off the husband’s car, I’ll be getting another one for myself. Thankfully I have a day job that allows me to use PTO when I need to. I feel sorry for people who still have to go to work in life-threatening conditions. It’s always profit over safety in this country.

For good news, I finished my book and have ordered a proof copy. As it always happens, I thought of other things I should have added, so I added them and ordered a second proof copy for version 2. I self-publish my books, partly because traditional publishers reject my manuscripts or ask me to contribute $$$ to publish them, and partly because I’m not keen on the idea of my work being subject to the personal whims and biases of an editor or publishing company. Self-publishing means you retain control of your work, but it also means you have to do your own marketing and publicity. I’m okay with that. Self published books are not “less than” or inferior to those published by a traditional publisher. Those who suggest so are only exposing their own arrogance.

Later this evening, I’ll be doing my weekly devotional to Cerridwen. These devotionals always include divination with tarot and sometimes with the Ogham staves. For several years I used the Sacred Circle Tarot, but I had become so dependent on this deck, with it’s easy keywords on each card. Last Samhain I felt it was time to move to another deck, one that I had already been learning, the DruidCraft Tarot. It combines imagery and symbolism related to Druidry and Witchcraft, which make up most of my practice. No keywords on the cards, which meant I really had to dig deeper to understand the card meanings. It is the only tarot deck I use now, and it has been very insightful. I’ve been indecisive about a few things lately, which is a rare thing for me, but COVID-19 has thrown a lot of things out of whack, and I have some choices to make. Some things may need to be put on hold. That’s kind of what I’m feeling at the moment, but I want to see what the cards have to say. I’ll share a photo of tonight’s tarot spread in my next post. For now, here’s a look at the DruidCraft Tarot. It’s quite beautiful.

The DruidCraft Tarot

I will be anxious to get home after work tomorrow before all the ice and sleet begin to fall. They said we could get up to half an inch of ice, and we may have power outages, the whole nine yards. Lovely.

Til next time,

Rick

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