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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Just Jot January - 2018

Today's #JusJoJan is the word "Prediction" as suggested by Dar at Darswords. 

I have been known to use my Sherlock Holmes Tarot cards to peek into the future, but since I am the one reading the message, it is easy for me to make things fit into my world/expectations and make some predictions.   

One time I did have someone else read my cards as I was pregnant with our last child and at age 42 I was apprehensive about it.  There was a woman where I worked who offered to read my cards for me.  She said that the pregnancy was going to be fine (which it was) and asked me if I knew anyone named Aaron.  At the time I did not but many years later a family moved into the house next door and the husband's name was Aron.  She didn't actually predict that that would happen, but you have to admit that Aron is not as common a name as Mike or Joe, right?

Today, though, I am going to talk about a different kind of card and make my own prediction.  In this blogging world I've participated in several different "challenges" like the A to Z (coming soon!) and December Reflections and this #JusJoJan.  I have found many different blogs to read and have "met" some very interesting people from all over the place.  One of them was doing a 365 challenge of his own, James J. Cudney IV at This is My Truth Now and that of course caught my attention since I was doing my 365 picture project.  Jay and I started commenting on each other's posts and we really have a lot of things in common, although I am old enough to be his mother. 

Anyway, I try not to be too "markety" when it comes to talking about my Etsy shop and the cards and things I make but I do have the link on my site and do mention when I put up a new batch of cards or something that I am particularly proud of:

Recently Jay took advantage of one of those "nudges" and found some cards that he liked and purchased them.  Fortunately for me he liked them enough to make me/my shop the subject of one of his 365 posts!  Even though he recently experienced the loss of his dog, Ryder, he still took the time to communicate with me and get this blog out there.  You can read his kind words here.

My prediction from this card reading?  At least for today, I'm going to get a bit more traffic on my site, both here and Etsy.  That's kind of an easy prediction because he has a whole lot more followers than I do and even if only a handful of his followers take a look, it will be more than I usually get in a day :)  Thanks again, Jay.  I'm happy we connected. 

Side note:  Jay is an author and has written and published his first book, Watching Glass Shatter, which I read as part of my reading challenge last year.  It is a terrific story of a fractured family and I am looking forward to his next book and the short stories he is writing about the characters in WGS.  You should check that out too!

How about you?  Believe in Tarot?  Make any predictions?  Like to send cards?  Leave me a comment or "like" this post so I can see if my prediction comes true :) 


  1. Hey anet. Long time huh? I love the cards you made! Very pretty. And love the Elizabeth Browning quote too.
    I never heard of the Sherlock tarot cards. I've done the same as you only with Angel cards. I haven't pulled them out in a long time so thanks for the nudge.
    I've had psychic readings done so many times over the years. The guy I go to now (and I actually work for him as his assistant at the psychic fairs (4x/year) and his Spring and Fall psychic development classes) -- anyway, I've always been used to the "traditional" tarot cards but he uses a regular deck of playing cards (the number cards with the 4 suits hearts, clubs, etc). I found that really interesting.

    I've taken several of Joe's psychic development classes and have surprised myself at how accurate I can be when doing readings for people. He has a host of classes coming up that I'll be assisting and they're almost all new topics so that will be fun.

    My prediction is that I'll be going to bed real soon...

    Have a good weekend,
    Michele at Angels Bark

  2. Hey Michele nice to hear from you. Interesting to use a regular deck of cards. I have seen some really beautiful decks of different kinds of tarot cards, Angel cards among them. Hope all is going well with you.


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