TarotBlogHop: Tarot & Tea & The Dead

A spread to contact the dead for today’s #TarotBlogHop. Blessed Samhain, y’all.

Gaian Tarot Guardian of Air


Tea time?! This is what we get for having someone from across the pond. That darned Louise Underhill is our wrangler. Here is what she wants us to chat about.

The topic of the Samhain Blog Hop this time, is to discuss or show, via the Tarot or any other oracle, who you would invite to an afternoon tea on the Day of the Dead. What do you imagine they’d be like? What Tarot card (or cards!) would represent them? What would you ask them? What would you like to learn from them? Your “guest” can be living, or dead, but imagine them there and then represent them in a Tarot card (or more). [Tweet “A spread to contact the dead for today’s #TarotBlogHop. Blessed Samhain, y’all. “] So this is a very challenging topic for me because I can think of a dozen or more folks that I wouldn’t mind having over for an afternoon tea. Um, first of course I’d have to research what time an afternoon tea is and what one serves at a tea. I mean I guess tea and crumpets? But what exactly is a crumpet? And why are cookies biscuits? And sweaters jumpers? And flashlights torches? Well never mind the last. I can see the logical progression from a real flaming torch to a mechanical torch. But the jumper thing? Yeah, that I don’t get. But I digress which means I am totally avoiding the subject.

Gaian Tarot Guardian of Air
Gaian Tarot

I guess, since I am fixing to dive into NaNoWriMo tomorrow, I’ll go with an author. Again so many to choose from. There is one that I keep circling back to. I read her when I was in junior high and high school. Loved how she swept me out of my world into hers. Then I learned that not only was she a good writer, but she was also a lesbian. And from her pictures, a very attractive one at that. At that time my personal id was lesbian so it was very affirming to me to know that a childhood favorite author was like me. For her card, I’ll have to go with the Guardian of Air from the Gaian Tarot. She is perched up on a mountain where she can do her work, get her messages in and get them out as well. I love the intensity of this card as well. Oh, who did I invite? Why none other than JFK’s favorite author, Mary Renault. I would want to ask her about her biggest personal struggle with writing. Then the conversation would just flow. By the way, if you are doing NaNoWriMo, come buddy up with me. I’m there as TarotByArwen. And check out my eCourse to help yourself get those fifty thousand words cranked out. This time of year I have a lot of conversations with the dead–my own and other people’s loved ones. I wanted to also share a simple spread with you that you might use when you try to contact your own dearly departed. The Veil Is Thin Spread 1. Who comes to me now? 2. What message do you want to give me? 3. How can I honor your message best? I would suggest doing this in a consecrated Circle for the best results. Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on!


7 thoughts on “TarotBlogHop: Tarot & Tea & The Dead”

  1. Mmmm crumpets… I haven’t had those with much frequency since I lived in England, and man are they good….. wish they would become a “thing” in the States! I enjoyed your spread, and like how it allows someone to come to us, rather than our reaching out to a specific person 🙂

  2. Biscuits and jumpers both derive from French words… As for a crumpet, I don’t know though you should know that it a whole other thing to ‘a bit of crumpet’ so careful with that one 😀 Like the spread 🙂 direct and to the point.

  3. I’m so impressed with people who do NaNoWriMo! Have a productive month! Asking an author about their struggle with writing I think would make for a very interesting conversation! I’ve often wondered that about various authors.

  4. Short and sweet – fair enough when you have so many words to write over the next month! Good luck with that, and thanks for sharing about Mary Renault. Oh, and as for the biscuit thing, it comes from the French – bis cuit means twice cooked, which is what makes them crunchy! 😀

  5. You neglected to address the issue of the correct form of muffin! 😀 Good luck with NaNoWriMo – I’m not participating this year (though my daughter is doing the YWP), but I am knitting along (NaKniSweMo) in support/sympathy 😀

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