Quickies with Jolanda
2 quickie readings I came across this evening and seeing as I’ve been – let’s be honest – S.T.O.N.E.D. (accidentally) on allergy meds since 8:30am (oh yes, *that* was a fun day at work), I’m in exactly the right place to make bad judgement calls (and typos)
The first one I found via Melia, from a new-to-me blog, That’s Totally Tarot. This is a significant spread, because in 3 weeks it will be the 10-year anniversary of a day that changed my life; the day I “hunted” The Man down on what is now the OKCupid network. We were married 8 months later, a 2 months after meeting in person for the first time. People ask me, “When did you know?” and the truth is, I knew the first day. I even told my mom that I had a feeling he was it; this based on a 7-line profile on a wacky internet “dating” site. I’m good with the BIG decicions!
If you could travel back in time 10 years ago and have a 5 minute conversation with yourself what would you say? Using your deck do the following spread:
 Do not do this - The Lovers
That’s… fuckin’ creepy. Though, *exactly* 10 years ago, I was preparing to “have intimate relations” with another boy. I still don’t think it was a bad idea (though it caused me some hurt at the time) and there weren’t any noteworthy consequences… It’s all part of growing up, right?
 Do this - 10 of Cups
Stay home? Celebrate with family and friends instead (I went to my best friend’s birthday the next day)? I’m very confused… The literal translation of the card title is “satisfactory redress”, which is an intriguing angle. Maybe it *is* about the other boy.
 Change this - 10 of Swords
Oh good, Ruination & Despair™ (“havoc”), something I’m more familiar with. It’s the end of the worrrrrld *wrist to forehead* I see that little star shining in the background, though. The Man?
Ugh. Tonight is obviously not the night for this one. MOVING ON!
The other is from Monica (who I have pretty much dubbed the “Queen of Quickies” in my head, and I mean that in a completely respectable way ) at tarot in a teacup, and is based on a passage written by Paulo Coelho:
 How am I different? – 4 of Swords
Hmm, this reminds me of the Hierophant, my birth card. I’m different in how I find my peace (“truce”)? A temple of the mind; an internal cosmos. There is an icy bleakness depicted in the card, but it doesn’t *feel* icy or bleak. I think it’s quite pretty. A HA HA HA HAAAA!! Fortress of Solitude! LOL, Jolanda, LOL
 How do I conform? – 3 of Swords
My pain is no different or more special than others’. *POW* That came out of nowhere! Not even a little surprised to see the 3 of Swords again. Maaaaybe I conform in *not* showing the true extent of my pain, good little bottler that I am. Must. be. brave.
Bit of a Swords party tonight; no shocker. Sleep it off, soldier.
p.s. Switched my profile pic – for all those whose blogs it shows up on – due to mild-to-moderate paranoia, and it will probably change a dozen times before I find something that fits.