I was extremely delighted when a gorgeous parcel arrived last week from Boca Raton, home of Lisa Hunt. I’d pre-ordered my Fairy Tale Lenormand (U.S.Games, 2016) direct from the artist. I like supporting deck creators, and Lisa creates such lovely parcels! You can see the treasure trove in tomorrow’s unboxing video 😉
Looking at the week ahead, I threw this nine square:
Heart and Theme
At the heart of it all is the Garden – a question of community and social groups. The corners (Key, Dog, Snake, Book) suggest a theme of recognising the importance of staying faithful to the boundaries around secrets. To me, that speaks of honouring what people do and don’t want to share. Just because you are a part of a group doesn’t mean you give up your individuality.
There is a diplomatic comfort zone in repetitive news (Bouquet, House, Rider, Whip). I read this as saying that if I don’t want to share, I at least need to give out some information so that people know I’m still engaged. It doesn’t have to be deep and personal, just like the human equivalent of tail-wagging.
Bringing It To Life
I recently joined a group, about ten days ago, and almost left straight away after I felt rather intruded upon – someone commenting on what I had believed to be a private journal. They have since apologised, and the settings of the community have been adjusted to keep journals private. I’ve been staying very quiet, unsure of how I felt about the whole thing. However, I may get more out of it if I do participate. Doesn’t mean I have to share my life story right away, but I haven’t posted anything to the public part yet…
So, my happily ever after includes others, but on my own terms!
To read journal prompts based on these cards, click here.