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I sifted through everything just on a whim today as I thought it was set up to e-mail me with any comments, but I guess I thought wrong. I found this comment and it was interesting, however since I didn't check it is months old by now, but I still feel it is a valid conversation topic and an interesting occurrence.

The question is as follows and since the person's journal was friends locked, I couldn't see what order the cards fell for her, but it brings up an interesting idea and question.

Hi, i've been finding playing cards about my local area for a week or so now (they're on my lj posted in order) and i was wondering if any members might have some thoughts as to what they're trying to tell me, if anything... i've been looking at the individual meanings, but was wondering if anyone had any thoughts to add about the 'spread' that the pavements have given me...

This makes me ask the group, have you had any similar experiences with cards in general that seem to be telling you something?


I also have another question since I skipped a month for the discussion posts. Aaurorastar420, (one of our lovely mods) recently recovered a tarot deck from a special person in her life that had passed on. Uncertain as to the condition of the deck's energy, she decided to cleanse the deck before she tried to claim it as her own and use it. She wanted to still keep a connection to her loved one, but at the same time get rid of any negative energy that might have been left with the cards during that person's end of days. What would you suggest she do? She mentioned salt and sage and crystals. I advised not to leave the cards directly buried in salt as it will dry out the paper stock that the cards are printed on and make them less durable, which was something to think about when cleansing a deck if you want to keep the deck in tact. Are there any other things that a person should think about when cleansing a deck? Let us know your thoughts.

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3speed
Jan. 15th, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
Ahh, yes, I knew I'd been meaning to post something here. A bit of an addendum to my card query:

The cards belonged to my boyfriend's mother, with whom I had an excellent relationship up until her passing. We were really close, close to the point of being able to dreamwalk in each others dreams. My boyfriend's father passed away two years before she did, and in those two years, she suffered a pretty horrible downward spiral. Depression, drug use, hoarding, you name it. Wonderful, wonderful woman. Horrible circumstances. On top of that, after she passed away, we allowed her boyfriend to stay in her house, since he had nowhere else to go, provided he kept the place up and took care of utilities. He stayed for awhile, but he let the place get into even worse shape than it already was, brought skeevy meth head women around, and eventually stole everything of value and skipped town. These cards have been exposed to some SERIOUS VERY VERY BAD ENERGY.

My friend Steve, who was basically like an adoptive older brother to my boyfriend, and Sue's best friend, said that she should have had the proper wards in place to shield them from the majority of this bad energy, but I'm not sure I want to trust that. I don't think there's any way she could have anticipated the horrible behavior her so-called lover was capable of, even in the face of generosity. I'm definitely looking to err on this side of caution here.

Thanks for posting this, Laura. My head's been in the sand a bit re: dealing with the stuff from that house, but it's time to move onward and upward and preserve the good that remains.
arualanne
Jan. 15th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
No problem, I didn't know how in depth you wanted to go, hence the sketchy detail. Thanks for feeling comfortable talking about it. Hopefully this will bring some good ideas on card upkeep for us all.
3speed
Jan. 15th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
This is sort of what I was waiting for...just a little more time and emotional distance to be able to give detail without getting weepy, mopey, pitiful, or plain ol' TL;DR. I think it's important for the community to know the magnitude of the bad energy that's been surrounding them to get the most helpful suggestions. If that means I need to come up off some details, so be it. :)

I can't wait to hear some ideas! It really would be such a shame to let something so beautiful, meaningful, and personal to her sit in a box on a shelf forever. I really miss her and feel like this would be a beautiful way to occasionally spend some time with her.
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