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Beginning a Year of Celebration

With the New Moon and the beginning of the Year of the Water Dragon, I am launching a year of celebrations, in honor of it being my fortieth anniversary with the Tarot.

I bought the deck I featured on Wednesday back in 1972, and it was true love from then on.

I’d had a fling for a while with astrology, and I’d spent a year studying and journaling with the I Ching, both of which were astonishing and profoundly wonderful.

But one day I walked into The Subterranean Circus, which had long been a favorite shopping destination, only a couple of blocks from the ramshackle rooming house where I had an apartment. The Circus was where I bought my posters, waterbed, my copy of Alicia Bay Laurel’s Living on the Earth, and other counterculture essentials.

My best friend and constant companion in mischief, Lee, was with me, and together we thumbed through the Eden Gray paperback next to three Tarot decks for sale. Something deep clicked, and that was it.

He bought the Aquarian Tarot, and I got the Rider-Waite-Smith, and we rushed back to his place and started reading for each other, relying on Ms. Gray’s instructions. We immediately terrified each other.  Or rather, the cards did.

It was delicious!

So I am hereby declaring 2012 to be a year of gratitude and celebration.  I hope you’ll come along for the party!

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  • January 27, 2012, 6:51 pm Otter


  • January 28, 2012, 10:50 am Janee

    May you enjoy it for another 40 years and may the mystery that is the Tarot take you ever deeper.
    I’m on board, take me to the party!
    Congratulations and Blessed Be!

  • January 31, 2012, 8:48 am ~elen~

    Thank you for launching this Year of Celebration! I’m constantly researching obscure world celebrations and if I can be of any assistance, let me know (although I’m sure you’re fine on your own:)
    I also have that book, my first tarot book, and it’s in about the same condition as yours, lol. Also my card of the year is Ace of Cups…
    Congratulations on your 40 years and thank you for inviting us to your Year Party!

  • January 31, 2012, 8:52 am ~elen~

    Oh, and I forgot to mention that I have Alicia’s delightful book “Being of the Sun”. Look forward to reading “Living on the Earth” in this International Year of Sustainable Living for All (It’s also the UN International Year of Co-ops).