HASTA LUEGO!

Hello Witches,
It’s time for my summer vacation! I will be gone to visit Puerto Rico for a month, during which time this space might be a little slow with updates. If you reside in the island, I’d love to meet up and catch up. I will also be taking appointments for 30 minutes or 01 hour readings in person.

I thought I’d give you a look into my life in California for the past couple of months. I’ve been to Las Vegas, clubbing with my friends, kissing my boyfriend and trying to sell a part of my tarot card collection to people who will appreciate it. Most of them are out of print or rare. So far, so good!



LAS VEGAS:



                    




                  

By the way... Have you met my boyfriend Roger yet? The way we met was kind of crazy. He came up to me at a club on January 26th, 2013, and said, "Hi, I'm Roger. I'm in a band!" Chuckle... Roll your eyes all you want, I've never been the kind of girl to be swooning after musicians. I think we clicked in a very transcendental way as far as intellect goes. The storms we talk up are pretty riveting, so much in fact I can look past the  D awn of A shes / U rilia band situation. We've been together since April 29th, 2014, and it has been a pretty surreal experience. I never thought it would get this far when we started talking, just because anyone who has been reading this blog long enough knows how happy I have been for the past four years of my life.


CLUB FRIENDS:
Meet Adam, Crystal and Justin! These are my Los Angeles besties. All four of us constitute the Bad Kids clique of the club. We have so much fun together!



  




Adam is the one I met most recently. He has wonderful taste in music and is considered to be the life of the party. Every time we go out, we have an awesome time. Sometimes he and I dance on stage together, each one on opposite sides of the dance floor. After every club night, he lists the five best songs of the night. He even joined me on Melancholic Monday on Facebook, in which I post a dark romantic song. It's awesome to be friends with people who like the same music as I do and enjoy going out to dance and drink just as much, if not more.




Justin is a saint. I met him late last year and found myself endeared with his lovely soul. He wears his heart on his sleeve and he is a perfect gentleman. Many would consider themselves lucky to be graced with the presence of one so pure hearted.



Crystal is a beauty. When we met, she declared she was a cat in her past life. I believe we are sisters from another mister. She is the Queen Bee, and she rules with as much poise and charm as you can find in a pretty lady. Life is always fun with her around. I love her!



Roger and I barely ever take photos together that we publish. Up until now it was been greatly rewarding to have a relationship that isn't in the spotlight.
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HELLO WITCHES Nº103




Did you miss me yesterday? I had just made my trip back from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Whew, can I just tell you that I am spent? It is such an aggressive party place! I went there for a wedding. I saw so many lights and so much decadence! To tell you the truth, though, I'm glad to be back at my work space.

There is so much Wands energy present this week, it makes me feel the week will be fast paced and passionate.

Notice also the Page yelling something at Mom, with Dad also looking towards Mom. My cards don’t usually interact with one another like this in spreads, which is very interesting to see.

I get a general message when I look at this spread: Enjoy what you have when you have it, because when it is taken away all you have are the memories. The rest is gone and no longer there.

This is a bit of an eerie reading for me, so I look forward to seeing how it will play out in the end. I hope it’s not another death; I can’t take any more of those this year.



Monday. Five of Coins. Not a good way to start the week, obsessing over things you’re missing or otherwise wish that you had. It might be time to turn to others for help if you really need it, otherwise stay focused on what you want to produce.

Tuesday. Ten of Wands. This card outlines exhaustion, especially on the back. When you overwork yourself, you wear yourself out over time. Take precaution in trying to only handle the things you can control immediately. If none, then be patient and wait until your energy is restored.

Wednesday. Page of Wands. Look to spread your passion or to pass it on to people you know are listening. I feel like when you’re passionate about something, it’s okay to be vocal about it as well. Others will understand the pride with which you peddle those things that are important to you.



Thursday. The Empress. This is nurturing energy, the kind that makes you feel like things in your life are good or growing. Take caution to listen to your intuition, but make plans that are generous or even extravagant. Give support and look for support as needed.

Friday. King of Wands. We all know this charismatic King. He is one of the most common cards in my readings, and stands for someone I know and have been fond of for years. Here we have the most romantic guy I’ve ever known, J. He comes up in my readings time and time again, and this is his signifier. I miss him tons. I feel I might get a warning from him on this day.

Saturday. Three of Cups. Rejoice! It’s a time to come together and count your blessings. Share experiences and drink, be merry. It looks like a time to celebrate close to friends. Maybe a night to go goth clubbing with my friends before returning on a trip to PR? It seems it might be. Enjoy!



Sunday. Six of Coins. Count your progress, make plans with what you have. You probably have enough, but if you don’t, it seems that someone will step in and try to help you out as well. Remember to say thank you.

What to avoid. Six of Wands. Don’t feel too triumphant, and don’t rest on your laurels. Sometimes you need to stay aware and hungry for progress. Id you don’t, you’ll get lazy.

What to strive for. Three of Wands. Wait. Be patient! You have to let things happen naturally, especially when you are aware that you won’t have full control over the circumstances. Even if you do most of the time, this week you will not. Accept it and be comfortable with it.

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TAROT SALE

Have you ever wanted any of the tarot decks that you see listed here? Good news — now you can have one from my collection! Unless still shrinkwrapped, most of these decks have been used to read with on Samhain Moon and have been kept in pristine condition... unless otherwise stated. I have long cared for them, but unfortunately the time has come to scale down my collection and so I am listing them here for your consideration. I am also listing a wishlist in order from most desired to those I just want for a just in case situation. Please consider offering me a trade!

These tarot decks will become available in August for sale or trade. Will use Priority Mail. I accept Paypal. ♡♡

[FOR SALE]

1001 Nights Tarot $20

Abyssal Tarot $70
Angel Tarot from Japan $75

Bacchus Tarot $45
Baroque Bohemian Cats Tarot 3rd Edition New $75
Bohemian Gothic Limited Silver Edition [Cards never shuffled, gorgeous silver ink overlay, comes in a large box and is numbered ### out of 500] $300
Bohemian Gothic Pewter cards in good condition, secondhand $190 SOLD, like new one is $275.

Celtic Tarot [Courtney Davis] $40
Chrysalis Tarot First Edition Sealed $20
Clow Cards from the 90s $120

Day of the Dead Lenormand Limited Edition with Bear Bag $120 SOLD
Day of the Dead Lenormand Mini $25 SOLD

Elf of Heaven Tarot #35

Hello Kitty Tarot SOLD
Homestuck Tarot $25  SOLD

Jolanda Tarot $25

Keishobou Tarot 1973 Vintage Like New $150

Lenormand Tarot $15
Light Grey Art Lab Tarot [Or Light Grey Tarot] $75
Light Visions Tarot [Signed and numbered] $200 SOLD

Lover’s Path Tarot $19

Mary-El Tarot $23

Nigel Jackson Tarot [Bought off Mary White’s personal collection!] $76 SOLD
Nusantara Tarot $300 SOLD

Oracle of the Shapeshifters $24
Oracle of Visions Self Published $70

Postmark Lenormand in a tin $65

Radiant Rider Waite $15

Sacred Rose Tarot $15
Steampunk Tarot New $20 [First Edition]
Symbolon Deck $60

Tarot of Dreams Self Published by Ciro Marchetti Used $150
Thoth Russian [Tapo Tota - simulated greenie] $60

Universal Rider Waite Pocket $14 SOLD

Visconti-Sforza [Pierpont Morgan] $35

The Wild Unknown Tarot New& Sealed $39




[Trade Wishlist]
Bohemian Gothic Tarot Mini ♡♡
Ludy Lescot Tarot
Vertigo Tarot 1st Edition [Cards Only] ♡♡
Bohemian Baroque Cats Mini Edition with Bag
Victorian Romantic Gold Edition
The Victorian Fairy Tarot
The Sorcerer’s Tarot
Deviant Moon Borderless Edition
Dark Fairytale Tarot
Tarot of Prague 2nd Edition

HELLO WITCHES Nº102



Whew, what a weekend! I went clubbing with my friends two days in a row. We were celebrating ADZ's birthday at Shadow, and then at Disko Nekro. Oh man, when I woke up on Sunday morning I was so sore and burnt out. I had a lot of trouble pulling myself out of bed after the night I had. I met many new people and ended up dancing the night away with my friends. It was exciting to socialize so intensely after a rough and isolated week.

Last week, the bad news I was expecting over the weekend came on Monday with the death of my Mom's long time friend and co-worker, Lupe. I met her many times and found myself mesmerized by her light. She was such a positive lady even though her life was unfairly rough. I have a very hard time accepting death ever since I was a little girl. I couldn't be left alone with my thoughts. Perhaps that was too impulsive to do, because the visit set off evens that I am sitting here now and trying to think about how to solve. Sometimes, things just happen. We don't always have control over the circumstances, and that is something that I have slowly come to learn. At one point I did what the old Leelah does: I sat to listen to the Marshall Mathers LP with earphones. The emotional reminiscing allowed me to vent a lot of my stress and my pent up negative feelings. After that therapeutic event, I still laugh when I think about the music I like now versus this phase I had in which I was an Eminem fan. That's a skeleton I hide in the closet from all my fabulous goth friends now. If only they knew!

This week has one Ace and two Major Arcana cards. Lo and behold, Death is in the position for what to avoid. Avoid changes and feelings of loss. But how? Change is natural. Out of all cards, I can't tell which one I like the least: Death, Three of Swords, The Tower, or Four of Swords. Each time these cards show up, I am in for a not so pleasant treat. Let's keep our chins up and look forward to a positive change.

Also, I have a Nusantara Tarot 1st Edition copy up for sale or trade, should anybody be interested in it. It will most likely be sold, and I don't expect to have it for very long. They sell like hot cakes even at the craziest, most inflated prices. SOLD!



Monday. Six of Wands. A celebratory note or feeling kicks the week off with very positive energy. Whatever it is, you’ve earned it! Move forward in confidence and be happy for your accomplishments. You’ve done it!

Tuesday. The Hermit. Keep to yourself. Look towards the inside for answers. Seek the guiding light that will help you out of the darkness and out of the doubt you might have. Time will tell.

Wednesday. King of Wands. Look for the one that inspires passion in your life and helps you lead it. This is a show of responsibility over your passions and most exciting moments. Share freely and responsibly. Look for adventures as you invest time in the things that make you feel happy or fulfilled.



Thursday. Three of Coins. Work hard and learn from your mistakes as you go. In this world, you can’t go it alone so you will have to put effort into doing the best you can alongside others as well.

Friday. Page of Swords. Time to talk. Say what you have to say and don’t be afraid to be honest even if it hurts someone else’s feelings. Be honest with yourself and others. If you have to stand up for yourself, then so be it. Do it. Who else is going to stand up for you if you don’t?

Saturday. Seven of Wands. You have the upper hand on conflict. Don’t let it try your patience, just deal with things as they come. Sometimes you just have to protect yourself and hope that it will be enough for you to sustain yourself afterwards, too.



Sunday. Ace of Swords. Time to talk, and really talk. Have you got something to say? Don’t be defensive. Just say what you have to say, accept that sometimes that’s the alternative you are given.

What to avoid. Death. This card unnerves me. As a situation to avoid, it is not to propose changes. To resist change is to suffer, which is a quote worthy experience I have had for years. Maybe it will mean there is a near slip with death, but let’s hope not.

What to strive for. Seven of Cups. Look at your options. Go over them and review them. Seek out the differences and the effects of what your actions will bring to consequence. Be aware that your actions will have reactions, and if you are not ready for what comes next, you shouldn’t go there.You will have to deal with what comes next no matter what you do.

Blessings, love and light.
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WYLDECHILDE CREATIONS




I found out about this service through a client that was posting on the AT.NET forums. They were glowing about a custom made bag for their Shadowscapes Tarot, so I got curious and I clicked on the link. I found the shop delightful and rather versatile, so I got in touch with Ona.

The story of the shop is on the profile of the account. It is meant to make customized bags that resonate with you and that are tailored to the specific dimensions of your deck. The colors match the personality of the deck, and the materials are very high quality. I love the colors of the products, and from what I can see they will last very long if used with care. I think that more than protecting your cards or sacred reading space, these products bring your tarot reading experience to life. They’re so beautiful!



Ona is very easy to work with and gives you many color and print options. I already had an idea of what I wanted, so I explained the concepts to her in my very first e-mail and I made sure to send her the dimensions of my deck. We engaged in conversation, and three days later my product was finished and being shipped out to me. Three days after that, I had my bags and spread cloth. The whole process took less than a week! Granted, schedules can fluctuate, but I think that it was very fast for a custom product.




All of the Wyldechilde bags feature:
♡ 2 layers of fabric
♡ The fabric that touches the cards is always a natural fabric
♡ (cotton, silk, wool, hemp, or rayon from bamboo)
♡ No unfinished edges
♡ Belted for secure closure
♡ Most are hand-wash cool water, line dry
♡ Snug bag so your card corners don’t get bent
♡ Colors and patterns to express your individual taste
♡ Custom sizes available

I had a bag made in the same print as the spread cloth. One is backed with copper dupioni silk, the other with indigo dupioni silk. Simply gorgeous! They make for a set. While the bag was intended for the Golden Tarot especially, I realized it would fit just about any standard deck. If I am ever on the go for readings in public events, it would be great to dress up any other standard deck I need. Practical!




I also got one made with a concept based around the Moon card from Vertigo Tarot. It is purple, has swirls and stars and is lined with the same color of magenta as is present in the pyschic rays beneath the moon. So right! Magic!

I am very happy with the end result, and can’t recommend this shop enough if you feel like you have a deck of cards that needs shelter. Often times, cards come in boxes that are flimsy or too big to keep them. Sometimes they come with a thin organza bag, but those break easily and offer very little protection. I also think they’re cheap, and too cheap to house a sacred working tool.

Every time I sit down to work with my cards, I feel like there is magic happening on my work table. The cards really come alive, and I really love the print that I got. This celestials print sets a mood for me, and helps me get into the mindset of reading. I love it!




The shop has a lot of variety. You can get a good idea of what is available to you through browsing. It is also updated with some regularity, so you can stay tuned for pre-made bags.
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