The Love Lanes Festival

Who says nothing happens in Leicester?

There’s loads happening if you know where to look…

I got a phone call Monday that made my day… It was Maz the owner of The Very Bazaar, looking for a tarot reader.
This filled my little Tarot heart with glee as The Very Bazaar is where my very first tarot deck came from, way back in 1988.

Yes… My first love was The Elemental Tarot by Caroline Smith and John Astrop

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Hop over here… The Elemental Tarot … you can try out a free 3 card spread.

There were not that many places to buy them then… and that little box of tricks turned out to shape my life considerably. I still read with that deck and I’ll be bringing it along on the day…

So… The Love Lanes Festival

The Love Lanes Venue

The Love Lanes Venue

Come and see the Lanes buzzing as you have never seen them before; shops, stalls, cafes and hairdressers all spilling out on to the streets, with workshops and demonstrations, live music, comedy, art installations, fashion shows and performances from the schools of Burlesque and Lindy Hoppers to name just a few of the treats that await you and all for a good cause!

Saturday 20th July 2013 – free entry 10:00 – 17:00

So… It would appear, that anybody who is anybody, will be joining the party…

I’ll be there, with my current partner in crime – Jordan Hoggards’s Tarot in the Land of the Mystereum

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If you fancy a spin then try a  free test drive over at Annikin Divination

I’ll be speed reading using a little technique I’ve picked up called The Treasure of the Stones.

Readings will be free on the 20th for customers of The Very Bazaar… you might want to pop in there beforehand and check the details… but the rumour is that you should bring down anything that you have bought from the shop during its 40 years of trading. It looks set to be a trip down memory lane…

There’s lots going on… Maz has quite a party planned…

There’s another Tarot Reader –

My good friend Charlotte Venkatraman

 Charlotte Venkatraman email: chartopia@hotmail.co.uk


Charlotte Venkatraman
email: chartopia@hotmail.co.uk

Aromatherapist, psychiatrist and regular contributor to The Portal

Charlotte brings a wonderful warmth to her readings…

She will be doing tasters of Thoth, Psycards and other colourful decks

There’s also a crystal healer and I think a Mendhi artist

and I’m sure much more…

I’m Karen Sealey

– Pure and Blessed Tarot –

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Often accused of reading with whizz bang accuracy in a wonderfully unique and effective style.

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If you’re a customer of The Very Bazaar

Come along and join us

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When worlds collide…

 

I’m not much for Motivational Mondays… They can kiss my fluffy tail…

But… I’m all for Fun Fridays 😀

Go spend some time with friends!

Here’s a few of mine 😀

A few of my favourite friends...

What a bunch of misfits…

Doe Demure’s Dance Dilemma…

Doe Demure is a professional dancer, dance teacher and choreographer based in the East Midlands. If you live in Leicester and you’ve not met Doe yet on your travels, where on earth have you been? This is one busy lady… Not only does Doe perform at a variety of events including weddings, private parties, clubs, restaurants, festivals and outdoor events, she is also the brains behind Art Shark which is due to celebrate its 1st Birthday on 17th July down at The Donkey.

I invited Doe over to The Pure and Blessed Way and asked her if she had a question for my cards…

“Hmm, ok, well I have this on going struggle with whether I am doing myself an injustice as a dancer doing burlesque with its provocative nature and all, maybe that’s something to ask about?”

So… Let’s have a look…

Doe's Dance Partners

Doe’s Dance Partners

We’re dancing in the dark here… the muse came to visit very late at night!

So let’s take them out into the garden the next day to shed more light…

Rockin' with rocks and cards...

Rockin’ with rocks and cards…

So… I was quite surprised by the first card I pulled from my own cards, the BraRacle… A blushing bride? That’s not the first thing that springs to mind when I think of Doe… but hold on a minute… maybe there is a little hint in her name… Demure?? That’s given me food for thought… Or does the virginal quality reflect attributes of Doe’s Virgo birth sign?

It feels to me that maybe Doe is quite traditional at heart, I chose this card to represent her core values and long held beliefs, so I feel it reflects attitudes that were around as she was growing up and views on what is considered to be appropriate behaviour and this is what a ‘good girl’ should do…

And thoughts on appropriate behaviour had me turn to the master of inappropriate tarot and over to Janden Daniel Hale’s Darkana to see what badass qualities Doe possesses to handle her present situation. So, here we found the King of Cups… Interesting… A more male minded approach to handling your emotions? A cool detached perspective… I looked at these cards and it felt to me that there is a lot of pent up frustration and at times it feels almost as though her head will explode… frustration at the environment that she performs in… dealing with people whose inhibitions have been loosened by alcohol… people not respecting boundaries… BUT!!! Nothing Doe can’t deal with… I look at how the King places his hand on the drinker’s head… Stay calm Doe! Keep a few people at arm’s length…

I pulled a further card… I’ll get to it… but first I want to bounce around those rocks… I feel there are a few things there to think about… Firstly it strikes me that Doe may have some very large ideas in mind, which at present feel out of reach and I’m going out on a limb here and I’m changing the question, to the one that I hear… which is  – I have a huge dream! How can I get there and will people treat me seriously?

Firstly… Doe… I’m seeing that black stone there which you can’t see properly due to the light… but it fell into what felt to be the centre of the spread and when that shows up, normally changes are in the process of being made and you have made the bulk of the decisions but it is s…l…o..w…. so  s…l….o…..w……. that it feels like one step forwards and two steps back… But it is necessary to be slow here, you are putting in place good firm foundations and that takes time… it also often means removing a few things that are holding you back whether that may be beliefs, attitudes or sometimes people…

I see a caring nature here, but often someone who is easily swallowed up into taking care of others to a greater extent than caring for her own needs… There is a need to prioritise some me time! I see this green and pink unakite come up a lot with women and they are often tiring themselves out looking after someone who really should be doing  more to help themselves. And that yellow stone there… indicates to be more assertive. But I’m not worried about you… that red tiger’s eye that sits with the bride tells me you are more than well equipped to handle yourself 😀

Now I move to Jordan Hoggard’s 9 of Swords from Mystereum – how can you use your imagination to get to where you want to be? All the thoughts and ideas are there, they just need arranging into harmonious dance partners… what’s the beat and rhythm required? You don’t need to chose either or here… or compromise…you need to choreograph! You need decisive action! You need to say – SCREW YOU! I’ll do it MY WAY!! and I see that tree agate sat nearby and I think once you stop caring what people will say and just do what you do… then you’ll fast track to that big dream…

And remember… There’s no such thing as bad publicity… Only publicity…

I’ll let Doe dance you out…

GO GIRL!!!

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