Why do you read Tarot?

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Recently.. I undertook a University Challenge…

Yup… The time for Summer Balls and Pure & Blessed is on the road and Sealey is reading Tarot at Jesus College Cambridge…

Now just that in and of itself is enough to fill my little tarot heart fit to burst with little (OK MASSIVE!!!) Squees of GLEE!!! 🙂 😀 😀

I take a perverse delight in that many many moons ago as a 6th form student my form tutor took me to one side and suggested that I should consider applying to OxBridge…

I stared back in wonderment… I can’t see myself there…

This kindly tutor placed her hand upon my shoulder and said… no? go ask your subject tutors…

Still not convinced… I shuffled off… thought a while and then thought OK… Biology is my best subject… I’ll start there and if that falls flat then I only embarrass myself just the once…

OH! Hahahaha! OH!!! Silly girl!!! OxBridge?!!! You’ll be lucky to scrape a pass… set your sites where they belong…

So… I hung my head and slipped my dreams into a noose and let them slowly die… and I head off to Swansea… because… well… main reason… it was next to the beach!

As it happens… I aced an A… but by then… who really cared… I was disenchanted and dropped out before I even ever dropped in…

And as it turned out… I didn’t much care for University… I found it way too tight a straight jacket… and I wasted away my time in wonderful ways that eventually lead me to where I am today…

A woman full of laughter fielding questions from all walks of life…

Ha! Questions from PhD research scientists, who sit at my table as skeptics and wonder why I laugh rather than try and postulate some kind of mystic response that justifies my beliefs…

But you know… I know enough Science to know I’ll never know the Science of knowing…

And my impish nature nods and tips a wink and fully groks Science humour and delights in jokes the likes of which are  told by  one of my heroes… Prof Steven Hawking…

What is a black hole?

Something you find in a black sock!

Where was I?… Oh yes… sat across the table from a lady asking me – OK! I’m no longer skeptic! You’ve told me enough to make me consider that there is much more to tarot… But my real question now – How on earth does a very intelligent, highly articulate and well educated woman end up being a tarot reader?

Again I laugh and I say… you really need to meet the right people… there are very many intelligent tarot readers… And it’s much the same as why you ended up in Science…

We like to ask questions…

But today… I really do squee overload as I’ve just came across this photograph…

Who knows really, why we went in to tarot?

Ha! But it’s moments like this that make me stay…

Getting to a gig and seeing your most well worn and beloved deck transformed and painted out large…

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Back drop at Jesus College May Ball… Inspired by Tarot in The Land of Mystereum

And that’s just about as close to tarot heaven that I can get…

😉

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