There’s a new Q on the block…

You know… I’m noticing an interesting trend of late… I’ve been doing readings for far more many years than I care to admit to, so don’t ask… it’s quite rude and pretty much akin to asking a lady her age… 😉 and during most of that time, I have a good idea before you even open your mouth, what your question is going to be… as… well… the faces may change but the stories pretty much stay the same and the plot twists that people mostly want to follow revolve around either love or money…

Now… I’m seeing a new question frequently flying in…

Will my book be successful?

waxing oracle (c) karen sealey 2016 book successWill my book be a success???

Suddenly it’s the question on everybody’s lips…

Part of me wonders if maybe I’ve accidentally slipped into some kind of variation of the game Punch buggy due to the fact that I’ve been co-writing on a project for the last year…

Another part of me… that dark cynical part of me… wonders if it is a new question at all or if it is merely a sign of the times and a modern twist that combines  both the old questions of love and money… a new question that has been spawned out of the trend for radical self-love, the huge increase in networking events and the relentless cheerleading spouted by soulpreneurs which  has all somehow merged together to prod people into writing that book about how they discovered what a special snowflake they are and then further egged them on to turn the journey of a hard life into hard cash…

But let’s put the snark back onto the leash…

Will my book be a success???

Well… really… the first thing you need to do is decide your actual definition of success and what that means to you…

Do you want to outsell Stephen King or are you happy to self-pub on Amazon and get a 5* review from your hairdresser…

And no… that’s not me being bitchy… that’s my way of asking… are you doing this for the Love or the Money… or is it simply because you have that goddamn itch that needs to be scratched… or maybe it’s a bit of all 3? That is something only you can decide… and within that decision, you plant the seeds of your own success or failure…

See… hitting the word count is the easy part… do you then have the capability necessary to cull and slay your precious bon mots and creative babies until only the fittest survive and you are left with words that count…

Do you have the stamina to promote yourself and push yourself forward to be heard in an already crowded room full of people crying out…

BUY MY BOOK! BUY MY BOOK! BUY MY BOOK!

Can you sustain that amount of effort…

See when you ask me…

Will my book be a success???

The question that I want to ask you is…

Do you have enough heart to see your art through…

Because at the end of the day… your success lies in your hands and not in the cards that I hold in mine…

Though I certainly wish you the very very best!!

🙂

Cards by Karen Sealey ~ The Waxing Oracle (c) 2015

Tarot Reader’s Biggest Secret Revealed…

Ok… for the sake of humanity… I think I need to set the record clear on a few things…

I’m still a newbie Astrologer and splashing around in the shallow end of that pool so I can tell you not whether it’s down to a particularly peculiar planetary vibe… but there seems to a whole load of weirdness currently with people asking me strange questions such as – When did you first realise that you had a touch of the dark side in you or does it run in your family… bwhahahaha! Well… maybe I should be careful as to how I answer that one… Maybe I’ll wait until a few more of the old buggers are dead before I spill on that one…  and then there’s those who seem to be labouring under the misapprehension that tarot readers hold all the secrets to the universe, the cosmos, the outer woo, or whatever people are calling it these days, in their little hands… And it’s not just me that it’s happening to… Somebody somewhere seems to have put the word out that tarot readers are all things to all people…

And quite frankly that is utter tosh…

We are not all seeing, all knowing and we all have out little specialist skills but you know it is quite hilarious when along with all the questions, you get asked things that really could be found easily and quickly via a quick visit to the Google Oracle… for example… where’s a good restaurant?

No… we do not hold all the secrets of the universe in our sweaty little mitts…

We tend to hold our secrets to our universe’s in our hands…

We also tend to own ridiculous amounts of books and bookcases…

Secrets of the universe

And in our heads we hold years of study and memories and the wisdom of experiences

In our minds we hold insight and intuition

In our hearts we hold love and compassion and empathy

We have fire and passion in our bellies

And while we don’t hold all the secrets of the universe in our hands…

Often when we work with people

We help them to find the power in their hands

We help them to shape the world that they live in…

We are human

and at the end of the day…

Here’s the biggest secret of them all…

TAROT TOILET

Yup! That’s right!

Tarot readers poop too!

Yeah… that’s right and we make tpyos too!

😀