When Magicians Meet

Mystereum Magician

My intention this morning was to move on to another card in the D.O. The card has been chosen, the story lags behind and tells me it wants another day to brings lines into order. I decided OK, let’s take a break but then this story from 2 years ago today appeared in my time line memories and it’s a story that often makes me smile and so I thought I would share it here.

I read cards for very many people in very many places and every so often things happen that you know you’re going to remember for a very long time and smile often about… tonight was one of those nights… So I’m reading at launch party for a new business office and I notice a guy who keeps peeping across the room. Eventually he comes over to the table and says- ok… I’m curious… what do you do? I tell him I just make up stories and he laughs and says great, that’s what I do for a living too! I hand him the deck and he pauses and says… yes…I’m very curious, I’m curious about the cards but I’m also curious about you and I wonder what you can tell me before I turn over the cards… Hmmm, I say and I smirk as I see the way he instinctively shuffles and his hands move without a downward glance and the cards dance into graceful glides… I say… ok… you’re either a poker player or a magician… what’s your hustle? He laughs and tells me that he used to do card tricks so I challenge him to amaze me… He fans the cards and tells me to pick a card…pick any card… look at it, memorize it and put it back… He leads me through elaborate rigmarole until ta dah! IS THIS YOUR CARD! Why yes! Yes it is! 🤣🤣🤣 I then take him through his first ever tarot reading and he’s completely fascinated… his P.A. is sat next to him and he turns to her and asks her what she makes of it all… She laughs and says omg she knows more about your life than I do! He looks at me and says… you know… I thought this was a parlour trick but there’s something to this… what’s going on? I laugh and say I told you… I make up stories… He says yes but this is my story! How do you tell MY story? Ok… now keep this a secret but magician to magician, it really is very simple… I just found your cards… 😘

Getting Some Retro Perspective…

Merc Rx

So… it’s that time again… yeah… who needs an emphemeris when you’ve got a fb newsfeed… Mercury has gone retrograde… Let the blaming and shaming commence…

Now personally… I don’t care much either way which way Mercury is facing… I’m often beset with electrical malfunctions and rarely do they coincide with Merc Rx… frequently they occur when I am upset or out of kilter…

However… I do get a phenomenon that occurs that I find intriguing… As Merc turns Rx I very often get an old email reappear on my mobile as if it’s just been sent… This time I didn’t get an email… I did however get an old photo appear from 2 years ago… I looked at the photo and I remembered the day and then also I remembered an email conversation I had that day…

Now… I’m not entirely sure if it’s down to my laziness or down to in the past having to keep emails on file for 6 years… but I keep pretty much all of my emails…sure I delete spam and other stuff that I know for definite I won’t need for anything…

So… I had a rummage in my email to this day two years ago and found that conversation… and I smiled… and I looked at this day three years ago and found another email conversation with that same person that made me LOL as they proudly boasted of qualities that email conversations this time a year ago thoroughly exposed as just simply not existing… It takes a while to see someone’s full true colours… and this time last year I was blessed with a not so spectacular display… I got a full guided tour behind the bullshit to discover… well… you don’t need to know what I discovered…

This year I sit with Merc Rx and I ask him… so … words of advice…

He says… yeah… sure… remember this… you can never step in the same dog turd twice…

Oh how we both laughed 😀

Adventures on my Tarot travels…

So… Mid-June, I received a phone call… an unknown number on my work phone, just as I was half-dressed and mid-way through applying my make-up, getting ready to leave for a reading gig, and usually under those circumstances, I would never have answered the phone but all my kids shouted in chorus- MUM!!!! PHONE!!! YOU HAVE TO ANSWER!!!

So… I answered the phone in my most irreverent and off-handed manner, was delightfully obnoxious and told the voice on the other end – Look! I’m busy! I don’t have time for your prank calls! Then I was generally argumentative as the voice on the other end, somehow convinced me that it was a genuine call and invited me to test read for new company that was being set up… and a date was set in the diary for Monday.

Monday came and went and nobody called… See! I knew it! Pranksters! 😀

Tuesday came and due to series of events, I was still at home when I should have been elsewhere… The phone rang and a voice apologised for being 10 minutes late. What? I said… 10 minutes late??? For what??? My test read??? Oh… You’re not 10 minutes late… You’re 24 hours late mate! Do I have time now??? Not really… oh go on then…. let’s do it!

And this is where my, as my husband calls it, ‘living in total chaos’ paid off as there sitting on my desk rather than being put neatly away was my deck… I looked down at my tatty, battered and well worn Mystereum and asked … Well M… what do you think? Are you up for it?

M winked back at me and laughed YEAH BayBEE!!! Let’s ROCK!!!

And so it came to pass, that I was offered a place on the Psychic Ether team…

So… this week found me up in Manchester meeting the rest of the team…

I met some pretty interesting people and to quote Psychic Ether…

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We have hand picked some of the best and well known psychics in the UK for their experience, accuracy and most of all their warm and genuine personalities. Derek Acorah has quality assured all of us.

Among us are aromatherapists, astrologists, numerologists, ghost busters, tarot, rune and angel card readers, palmists, pet psychics, psychic mediums, colour/ aura therapists, Feng Shui experts and Past life regression therapists, counsellors, bereavement counsellors, NLP practitioners, reflexologists, energy healers, Reiki masters and teachers. The list goes on ……. you name it we’ve got it.

Some of our psychics have published authors, written articles for popular spiritual magazines, been awarded Psychic of the year awards, worked on TV, talk on radio stations and run their own workshops in their areas of expertise. At some point we hope to run Psychic Ether workshops up and down the UK so can all meet us in person.

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We have all needed some support, guidance and direction at some point in our lives and it’s lovely to talk to our friends and family but sometimes they are too emotionally involved in our problems to give us help. You can trust us to give you a confidential, non-judgemental reading. We all use our spiritual guides and practical knowledge to look at your past, present and future outcomes and most importantly advice on how to reach your goals. With our years of experience there isn’t much we haven’t heard or helped people with, no matter what your situation or stage you are at in life. So whether you are looking for a general reading, needing some specific answers, wanting to connect with a loved one or animal who has passed or indeed want to develop your own psychic abilities and look at making positive changes in your own lives – we can help you.
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The adventure continues…

😉

 

 

The Flip Side of The Coin…

6 of Pentacles (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

6 of Pentacles
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

I’ve always been quite partial to this card and seen it as wonderfully flowing energy of give and take… and in my head, it does roll around like this…

But interesting things happen sometimes in conversations and you get a whole new view through another’s eyes…

A year or so ago… I don’t know… I don’t remember time… I forget the when, but I always remember the where and the who… I was sat with someone who was new to tarot and they were flicking through my deck…

Who are the deniers?

Pardon?

The deniers…

No… not deniers… deniers as in coins… French for coins…

No… they are deniers… They deny things…

What are they denying?

Well… you see that big parachute full of holes that they are holding… well they have both made holds in both their side and the other person’s side and they both deny they did anything and blame the other… yet the biggest holes are the ones that they made themselves in their own side…

I listened in interest and pondered on how I’d managed to raise such a cynical son… and quietly blamed his opposite view to mine as his Pisces being poles apart from my Virgo…

Yes…That’s an interesting perspective but I like my version better I said and pushed it out of mind…

Or so I thought… more accurate would be to say to the back of my mind as every so often, it does bubble up back to the surface…

Lol… it just occurs to me that the inside of my head may in fact be a lava lamp… as it morphed back the other day in yet another shape…

I looked at that card and I saw a pool table… the green baize and 6 pockets… or were they balls…

Pockets? Balls? Mmmm…. If you want to be back in the pocket rather than out of pocket then that’s something to need to work out… you gotta be careful where you sink your balls!!

I looked at those 6 of P players and I saw a couple of classy hustlers…

Not all games are played fairly or by the rules…

And sometimes it’s not so much players… as there being a player and the played…

My Pisces son’s view seems far less cynical now… I guess it’s because of the two fish that know how to swim both ways…

So… Heads up givers…

Watch out for the take and take… and don’t get taken by the sharks in the pool…

Get On Your Horse and RIDE!!!

VII The Chariot (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

VII The Chariot
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

Oh… Sweet Charioteer… you groovy groovy dude! You do so make me smile… The sun on your face and the wind in your hair and you move with ease and ride at speed and caress each curve and chicane and never skip a beat…

Yin and yang and yang and yin swirling around each other… perfect blend to fuel you on your way through your happy happy joy joy day 😀

Yeah… it’s pretty neat…

And most days that’s how I feel to travel… but my chariot is a people carrier and sometimes it’s a free taxi and sometimes it’s my workplace crammed full of kit… but each day it packs what it needs to get the jobs done and everybody where they need to be…

And mostly that works for most things…

But… sometimes… I think it’s a bit like spending time with the kids in that if you want to get something a bit special out of them… you need to split them up and push them in a different direction…

Yeah… I look at those two horses and yeah… sometimes you’re gonna need to ditch that wagon, split them up and pick a ride…

Yeah… that chariot sure feels a lot like the multi-tasking life I lead… and when it begins to feel normal and usual… then  travelling at great speed doesn’t feel fast… it begins to feel like plodding… and it’s not until you check your rear view mirror that you actually realise that you have moved quite a distance…

Now sometimes, I choose to go off road to break up routine and here’s the steed I choose…

Knight of Cups (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

Knight of Cups
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

Yeah… this is good and groovy and letting your hair down and being arty and farty and wot not… 😀 and I can get so laid back I’m horizontal…

But then sometimes… people try to push me off my little happy jaunt in my jalopy and steer me down their path…

And here’s the stallion I mount…

Wang out ya yangYeah! YEAH!!! YEEEEE-HAAAA!!!!

The battle cry!!!

The war paint’s ON!!

And I am

Vertical with a vengence!!!

Now as I travel through life… I find all 3 modes of transport are required to get you where you want to be…

Mostly you need to blend and take the bends at speed… to absorb the rough and the smooth…

But sometimes…

It’s yin for the win!

And others…

Well you have to engage the rage

And wang out ya yang!

😀

Magician’s Magical Manifestations…

I Magician (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

I Magician
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

I like to hang out with the Magician… ha! or if I’m in crude mood with attitude… rock out with my cock out! 😀

It’s my birthcard or I may even claim it as my birth right…

I know as a small child, I was a willful sprite and I trusted all my wishes would be granted…

I started much mischief and mayhem by starting all my sentences with…

Hey… I’ve got a good idea!

Followed by a gleeful laugh as my sister followed me…

And it was always funny as a child that whenever I wanted or needed money…

It was almost as though it magically fell from the sky…

It would appear in front of me on my path and roll and find it’s way under my foot where I could pin it to pick it up…

In fact pretty much everything I dreamed up appeared around me…

I believed that I had the ear of the universe and that it had my back…

Now over the years… well you grow up and out 😀 and magic is more easily dismissed…

Though every so often I do blow a kiss…

A magical wish to the cosmos…

And if I have more serious matters to fix…

Then I do like that Magician up there and feel for my spell…

I have special words for special magic(ks)…

For when I want a direct line…

And I cannot tell you what I do…

As I have it on very good authority from a soulful soil brother…

That a spell spoken is a spell broken…

So… Instead I’ll tell you a fluffy bunny tale of mirthful magic that amuses me wildly 😀

So… a week or so ago, I found this knocking around the house…

Meet my funny bunny...

Meet my funny bunny…

I said to Mr S… you know what? I think that may come in useful… I’m going to put him over in my useful people corner until I work out why he’s here…

Mr S is used to such ramblings and indulges me with a knowing smile…

So… Saturday just gone, I had a reading gig lined up and I speed read so I like to get my motor and my mojo running before I go…

And I have very many ways of doing this but you don’t want to hear about my Bonnie Tyler impression that I do in front of a big fan so my hair blows wildly like some 80’s rock video… ooops… oh! my secret shame! 😀

Anyway… On Saturday… I spotted Bertie ( you know what, I didn’t actually know his name then, he just told me that he wants accrediting…)

So… I grab him and the hat and I start to laugh… LOUDLY!!!

Mr S says…. woman! what are you up to?

Bwhahahahahahaha!!!

I AM THE MASTER MAGICIAN

MISTRESS OF ALL THE COSMOS

THE UNIVERSE BENDS TO MY COMMAND

ANYTHING I WANT

I PULL IT OUTTA MY ASS

LIKE A WABBIT FWOM A HAT!!!!

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

And I twist and twirl and spin and swirl and merry jig around the room…

And poor old long suffering Mr S says…. why don’t you just f@CK OFF work?!

Bwhahahahah!

POOF! I’M GONE!

some may say in more ways than one…

So… mid-afternoon and half way through my gig and I see something out the corner of my eye…

NO WAY…

notsofluffybunnyMan! These bunnies are getting bigger!!

And if you think that’s impressive…

Well…

You should’ve seen the size of the hat!

😀

The Devil is in the detail…

I’ve been indulging in some wordplay over the last few weeks or so and…

anagrams and an am rag…

give me a run around of nun ardour

Words want letting off the leash…

letters play

pet rats yell

XV The Devil (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

XV The Devil (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

God! Hard jargon!

A keen slayer!

Grander shady angel or a joke…

Change of a dress…

XXI The World (c)Jordan Hoggard

XXI The World
(c)Jordan Hoggard

I’ve been feeling a lot of shifts and turns lately… not only in my writing but also in my life in general and things that are further afield…

It feels to be a time where many things have come full circle or have been taken to their furthest limits…

Which means it’s time to explore a few new things…

I’ll still be writing on here with mostly Mystereum Musings…

But that playground is starting to feel way too small now and restrictive…

So… I’ve set up a sister blog…

No Fixed Abide…

Where I’ll be writing whatever I so choose…

Why DOES he keep lying to me???

Why DOES he keep lying to me??? Why? Why?? WHY???

2 of Wands (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

2 of Wands
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

That’s a question that I hear more often than I care to mention…

Can you use your Tarot cards to tell me why?

Now… the thing is with Tarot cards, is that if you want the right answer… you have to ask the right question…

I learnt this lesson around 7 years ago at the hands of one of my greatest teachers…

I moved into the house I live in in 1992 and when I moved in, I was quite surprised as in the toilet there was carpet…

But the surprise soon gave way to thinking – Wow! this is the best thing ever…

The house before had no heating other than a gas fire downstairs and the bathroom was big with a bare icy cold floor… and I used to run and shudder as my feet hit and dash as quick as I could to get there and back… I’m mostly barefoot… so when I found myself with this carpeted bathroom… WOW!!! such luxury as my feet kept an ambient temperature…

Now over the years… there were 4 kids and 2 step kids in the house and 5/6 had dangly bits that well… let’s say forget taking aim… I think the game was to try and write your name… sprinkle while you tinkle was an understatement and I would start most days by being unpleasantly surprised  as I tootled into the bathroom barefoot to be rudely awoken out of my bleary eyed trudge…

And I would shudder and get on hands and knees to mop the floor… and once a week, I’d drag this great big bloody heavy carpet shampooing machine up the stairs to wash the carpet…

That carpet was wet more often than dry…

And even when one of the kids put towels down the toilet, blocked it, flushed it and flooded the place wrecking the carpet…

What did I do?

I went out and bought a new carpet…

And so the cycle continued…

Until one day when I was down on all fours scrubbing and feeling physically, emotionally and mentally drained and my then 6 year old walked in, stood next to me and asked…

What are you doing?

I turned and looked at him and my eye was level with his and I finally lost it and asked him…

WHY??? WHY??? WHY  DO YOU PEE ON MY CARPET???!!!

He looked me right in the eye and with the calm voice of maybe the greatest Zen master to ever live…

He asked me…

Why do you put carpet where I pee…

Suddenly a huge weight had been lifted…

I smiled at him…

I tossed aside the cloths…

I pulled up the carpet… rolled it… took it downstairs and tossed it into the bin…

I went out… and I bought…

Lino…

R.I.P. carpet washer…

So bloody simple…

So…

Next time you want to ask…

Why does he keep lying to me?

Maybe ask instead…

Why do I keep believing him?