Strike A Light

Welcome to my contribution to the Yule/Winter Solstice Tarot Blog Hop. Our wrangler has  instructed us to “to go back to the Dark Side of the Winter Solstice” and reveal “a useful message from the Dark or Hidden realm of life. I’ve been a little loose in my interpretation of this directive and chosen to focus on light in the darkness.

Before I elaborate, here are the navigation links to guide you through this Hop:


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Welcome to another Tarot Blog hop post. In this, the Hallowe’en/Samhain instalment, we have been asked to seek guidance from our ancestors or ghosts on what we need to work on in the year to come. First, I must present you with the navigation links to guide you to my neighbours:


(In other words, the links to the Previous Blog, the Master List and the Next Blog)

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For The Love Of…

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Tarot Blog Hop. The theme this time is “Foodies Guide to the Tarot” and the brief is to take your readers on a gastronomy tour of the Tarot. How could I resist? Before I attempt to tickle you tastebuds, however, I must provide you with the navigation links to my neighbours and the master list:


There, now that’s done let’s get on with the business of Foodie-ing 😀

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Toiling On

Last week, I printed out all the cards that I have completed, for the first time, to take to the TABI Conference. I am really pleased with the quality of the images, except one, which will either need some more tinkering or re-photographing, as I’m not happy with it.

I posted a couple of versions of my latest card, the Seven of Coins, on the Facebook page. Everyone who commented there and at the TABI conference, preferred this version:

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A World View

Welcome to the Solstice Edition of the Tarot Blog Hop. On this occasion we were given the instruction to create a Tarot card from junk mail or “artwork that someone else has done”. Obviously, this is something of a major problem given that this blog is dedicated to my work on a Tarot deck so it would be inappropriate to use someone else’s.

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Root of All…

Welcome to the Vernal Equinox Tarot Blog Hop. Today’s topic, as set by yours truly, is the role of Tarot in relation to money. Before we get our teeth into this meaty and bunny-free topic, here are some navigation links to help you find your way to my neighbouring posts or, if you’re lost, the master list.


Back to the matter in hand…

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Devil of a Time

The next card I’d hoped to bring you was gong to be The Devil. Unfortunately, the Devil has had other ideas with first my camera getting broken and being off repaired for 3 weeks, and now it’s the turn of my MacBook, which decided to go phut on Wednesday and is off being repaired for a week. *sigh*

Fortunately, (and I say that with everything crossed), it was the graphics unit that perished and all my pics and data is safe….just completely inaccessible at the moment. I took the precaution of swapping out the hard drive so that I could still access everything, but it refuses to be mounted as an external drive on another machine.

So with one thing and another and half term, I still haven’t set up the shoot, let alone taken the pictures.

I have not been entirely idle, however, and have been swotting up on night and stellar photography. Living in the centre of town (and in the South East) makes it a little problematic when it comes to finding dark skies locally, but I think I may retake The Hermit and play around with light painting a little until I find a good location 🙂



I am bereft! Bereft of camera and just…well…bereft. My lovely Olympus camera has developed a fault. It makes whirring, clunking noises and refuses to start. In short, it needs to be sent off for repair. I feel almost as if a friend had died. Not a close friend, not one worthy of tears and despair, but a friend nonetheless. A companion whom I have come to regard with fondness and one whose absence will leave a camera-shaped hole in my life. I am weeping inside 🙁

In practial terms, I am devoid of all the lovely functionality I am rapidly becoming accustomed to having at my fingertips. This is particularly galling since, after taking some passably acceptable pics of the total lunar eclipse the other night, I’d planned to photograph the starry sky tomorrow night, which promises to be a clear one. I have other cameras, of course, but none which will supply the specific functionality allowing me to see the shot as it develops. I had also planned to get The Devil card done this weekend. Oh, woe is me!

Anyway, the long and short of it is that progress on this project may be delayed for a while until my Olympus has been resurrected and we are reunited. I have no idea how long this might take. I will try to continue to plot and scheme and do what I can, so continue to watch this space.