Once upon a time, in 2003, a beautiful reader and teacher named Den Elder initiated a worldwide Tarot Day. The next May (for she had chosen her birthday for the celebration), I heard about it and joined the party. And I have, more or less, celebrated setting aside one day a year for the commemoration of All Things Tarot ever since.
But a number of years later, she passed her idea (and all legal rights) over to a large, Very Serious Tarot enterprise, and over time, for me at least, it lost a lot of its sparkle.
Although my interest faded, I still felt like Tarot needed its own day of merriment and celebration. Maybe even more than ever.
And what day could be more ideal than All Fool’s Day?
Fooling Around with Something New
So as a bit of humor, I began a counter-frolic, and called it Interplanetary Tarot Day. And the Page of Lightsabers last year was one result.
But nowadays, it feels like Tarot needs a more sincere celebration than just a joke, in the same way that the light-hearted Fool card is not merely in jest. Especially in this new decade that finds us in a world that is forever changed from just a year ago.
Thus, I have tweaked the name and the intention in order to be more authentic and welcoming.
So .. drum roll, please ..
To get us off to a happy start, I am offering a few activities and prizes, too!
Post a comment HERE on my blog (not Facebook!), in the Leave a Comment box, and I will choose:
ONE lucky winner to receive a free half-hour phone reading with me. Includes a recording of our session and photo of the spread.
TWO lucky winners to receive a free, year-long Birthday Club membership (my Birthday Club is on hiatus, so this is the ONLY way to join). Includes your own personal Soul Card kit, a complete profile of your own birth cards, and then, starting on your birthday, you’ll get an overview of your coming Tarot year, as well as begin receiving a monthly packet of celebratory goodies to help you attune to a different Major Arcana card of the month.
THREE lucky winners to receive a free Soul Card kit. Includes magical botanicals and herbs, many of which have been grown by me, and all of which are sustainably, organically grown; a crystal or stone that is in harmony with your Soul Card; a brief overview of that card’s attributes; and a blessed candle for your meditations.
Please note: If you have a preference for which prize you want, please say so in your comments. Or let me know if you want a chance at any of the three.
This is not a race! To give everyone in every time zone a fair crack at this, the contest closes at 6am, tomorrow (April 2), Eastern time. I will announce the randomly selected winners around noon, Eastern US time.
ALSO SUPER IMPORTANT:
I will need your preferred full name, and your email address.
☛ You can safely use the form to give me your name and email as they really are.
But if you also include your email WITHIN THE COMMENT BOX ITSELF, please use this format, in order to prevent weird, spammy bot harvesting (or whatever):
YourPreferredEmailName and then write out the words, “the at symbol” and then YourEmailServer and then write out “dot com” or “dot edu” or whatever it is.
So, for instance, if I was entering, I would type my comment and then add:
bethowlsdaughter (the at symbol) owlsdaughter (dot com).
Again — it’s okay to use your REAL email address in the form. In fact, you must, for it to work.
The idea is to protect your privacy and safety, so that your email address will not be clickable by anything or anybody. And yet it should still be coherent enough for me to contact you.
I hope this makes sense.
But Wait! There’s Even More Fun and Geekery!
Please visit my Tarot business page and post photos of your favorite decks, or cards, or even spreads. Bonus points for Tarot-related selfies!
No prizes here, other than our undying likes, especially because not everyone is on Facebook.
This is for the pure fun of sharing and discussing our love for the Tarot. So pop over to my page, and let’s party!
A Special Note to My Tarot Reader Friends
I hope you, most especially, will join me in the launch of this new celebration.
Please DO share and support this day that is strictly for the pleasure and passion of our cards. If you care to offer gifts and other goodies for your clients, students, colleagues, and fans, I really hope you will! Let this be a perfect opportunity to do so.
But please: my intention for this day is gratitude and mirth, not marketing or money. In the spirit of The Fool, let us keep this a no-strings, non-commercial, purely charitable observance.
Let’s Do This, Y’all!
Please share far and wide with your friends, and let’s make the ’20s the Decade of Tarot together.