Well, maybe not that long.
Spurred by a comment from Chazz with regard to what the future may hold for this blog, and encouraged by my dear friend, MaryJBlog, I did a short three-card reading on what the future has in store for my little corner of the blogosphere. I broke out the lovely new Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, thinking it was a good time to take it for a spin, and with the lovely images I figured it had to be a bright, positive reading. And it was! I won’t become a millionaire by doing this, but it looks to be a good run for as long as it lasts.
First card – The King of Pentacles. Kings typically signify someone who has achieved their place in life, settled and matured. They can be either a person, or stand for aspects of someone’s personality. In this case, I’m reading it as aspects of the blog’s personality (actually, mine, I suppose). I think I’ve established who I am, my blogging style. Those of you who read this blog pretty much know what you can expect to find here, I think.
Now, as to this particular King, we see him as both man and tree, and the dragon at his feet, all part of one whole, with deep roots reaching into the heart of the earth. He is well-rooted, stable. The base of it, of course, is my love for writing, and I’ve built a good foundation here. The acorn he holds in his hand is glowing, pulsing, as if it’s ready to sprout, and spread its energy on and out. Maybe I’m going to explode 😉
Second card – Eight of Pentacles. Pentacles are all about solidity, being grounded in the day-to-day, dependability. The Eight shows someone (in this case a spider) hard at work at a trade or craft. Isn’t this the prettiest rendition of a spider you’ve ever seen? Our little spider’s web is glowing with dewy stars from her night’s work. She’s a craftsman, learning her trade, working diligently. To achieve further success with the blog I will have to keep working at my trade, my writing, but for the person in the Eight of Pents, it’s a labor of love, a passion. It’s an endless apprenticeship, as writing is. To learn to do something, and do it well, requires putting your heart into it. I think I’ve managed the heart-in-it part. At the risk of giving the Universe the opportunity to play a cosmic joke on me, sometimes I get annoyed while at my day job that I can’t spend as much time as I’d like writing. (Aside to The Cosmos: This does not mean I need to lose my job, ok? Just want to be very clear about that).
The Three of Cups is a call to celebration, dancing and singing. Friendship is its key component, and companionship, relying on others, and developing community and team spirit.
I’m going to have to change the name of the blog to “Filling Spaces & Lounge: We Never Close.” Get those champagne glasses back out!