Goodness me…!

Reading4Minet by Aisselle A T Gabegie
Reading for Minet, a photo on Flickr.

I decided to use the Golden Tarot of Klimt for Minet and George’s readings as lovers are an important part of this tarot and I knew Minet would love the clothes. I wasn’t sure what George would like as I don’t know him well, having only spent a short time with him over tea, but thought I’d use my Hidden Hopes, Wildest Dreams and Down to Earth spread to find out. (Lay the cards out as an inverted triangle with Down to Earth at the bottom and Hidden Hopes at the top left.)

For Minet. Hidden Hopes: the Queen of Swords. I pondered a long time over this card, which depicts a young and thoughtful woman holding a large sword against a background of flowery patterns. She is wearing rather splendid shoes and some sort of wrap open at the front, and it’s odd, because she could almost be George’s twin sister. Is this what Minet hopes for? It might make some sort of sense in view of Joel’s metamorphosis, yet he embraced girlhood so joyfully. I turned the next card to shed some light on the first.

Wildest Dreams: The Ace of Chalices. Lovers in an embrace. One male and one female as far as I can tell, but who really knows? They do have the same hair – this indicates that they have a strong common bond – they are the same in their difference.

Down to Earth: XIX The Sun. Not at all earthly, but celestial, if not heavenly. Yet more lovers, in a close and naked embrace – again, one male and one female as far as. So it seems that Minet will have her wish however it can be achieved.

Reading4George by Aisselle A T Gabegie
Reading for George, a photo on Flickr.

And now for George. Hidden Hopes: the Knight of Wands…! A young man on a horse carrying a magickal wand. It could be Joel starting out on his spiritual quest, before becoming Minet – he had – and perhaps still has – many faces. This knight’s cloak is very similar to one of Henna’s that Minet is fond of, and his robe rather like a dress she bought – I think she said it came from somewhere beginning with M – the name escapes me for the moment but I remember thinking how wet it must have been there.

Wildest Dreams: The Lovers. Yet another man and woman in a passionate embrace, their bodies concealed in a medley of deliciously patterned clothing, so one can barely see where one ends and the other begins.  A glowing light surrounds their heads: they are blessed – the same, yet somehow different and their wildest dreams are compatible. And so to Georges’s final card.

Down to Earth: The Ten of Pentacles. Ah, this at least is down to earth. A yellow house seen through an avenue of trees. An aura of peace surrounds it.

Two extraordinary readings that indicate love, happiness and a peaceful home life for George and Minet, yet what about the Queen and the Knight? I pulled one more card for clarification.

Reading George&Minet by Aisselle A T Gabegie
George & Minet, on Flickr.

The Two of Pentacles. A young woman kneels to offer a bowl – perhaps of milk – to a small girl and boy. It seems they will both drink from the same cup at the same time. Roses fall around them.

The cards have spoken. There is no need for me to worry about either George or Minet. Their union is not only blessed but perfectly balanced. This, and the fact that all the cards depict male and female couples can mean only one thing. Like Minet, the little policeman is not what he seems. I wonder if Minet knows? I will go now and tell her that the handfasting will be a double event – she will be so happy.

Till when, Aisselle


My Birthday Forecast

My Birthday Forecast by Aiselle A T Gabegie
My Birthday Forecast,  a photo on Flickr.

The excitement of the last few days has left me breathless. What a Foolish time we’ve all had – Henna, Jay, Joel and me! And amidst the general mayhem I’ve only just realized that I forgot to post my Birthday Reading on the 1st of April. I do one every year, always with the Ship of Fools Tarot, which is exactly right for my birth date.

This year, as Henna was visiting, I decided to use a wonderful spread called The Crone’s Eye View, by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince. I’ve adapted it very slightly to provide a forecast for the coming year rather than the answer to a specific question, so the top card, #6, instead of being She knows where to strike, is a general overview of the year to come rather than telling you (or rather me), what to do.

1. She sees the pattern: Death. A Fool holding a clutch of bells is having his skirt plucked by Death. This is clearly the end of the old Henna with her bells, and her exit from my life – at least till next birthday.

2. She sees what is hidden: Knight of Swords. A cheerful Fool, riding a donkey and holding up his little Fool’s thing. This is Joel, riding into my life in his new incarnation as my half-brother. But what is he hiding that has yet to be revealed? It must be the donkey!

3. She sees what is obvious: The Mountebank. A worried Fool, weighed down by a large pendant on a chain consults a magician, who lays a comforting hand on his shoulder. The Fool clearly represents my clients, who come to me burdened with problems. The magician looks cheerful – it will be a good year with many clients.

4. She sees your Strengths: the King of Coins. Hooray! This Fool is finding money between two plants – plucking it out of mid-air. This reinforces the power of the previous card and is clearly me, Aisselle A.T. Gabegie, honing my inventive money-gathering skills. It will be definitely be a good year.

5. She sees your weaknesses: The Devil. A Fool strains towards some pots of coins, driven by the Devil. Money again, this time as temptation. I have to know when enough’s enough, and resist.

6. Overall Forecast (changed from She knows where to strike): Five of Staves. Five Fools waving their little things on sticks. People saying ‘No.’ It seems there will be conflict of some sort throughout the coming year. So, what’s new? I’m well used to conflict.

Till When, Aisselle