TarotBlogHop: Imbolc

Chrysalis Tarot

Oracular Anomalies is the subject we’ve been given for this Tarot Blog Hop. Did you know that this is the beginning of the fourth year of this? I’m so pleased that what started as a community-building exercise has gone on for this long. We’ve seen so many amazing voices join this chorus. I’m blessed to be a part of such a vibrant community. Like to join us? Go here.

As I thought about the topic, I had to look up the definition of anomaly. I had a good concept since I am a child of the original Star Trek series. “Mr. Spock, what do you make of it?” “It’s an anomaly, Captain.”

One of the definitions is “strays from common rules or methods.” Right. I see this a lot. Many consultants, readers, coaches, whatever name we want to call ourselves, try to set ourselves apart by pointing out how different we are. How we are anomalies in a sea of anomalies.

I mean, let’s face it. How do you stand out in a crowd of unusual? This is the thing that has my mind buzzing right now. There’s an inherent part of me that loathes promotion by demotion. By that I mean the need to sing my praises by putting down someone else. Or a group.

It’s something I work at but by the very nature of the beast, I fail at. For instance, I see someone on the Book o’ Face who is bitching about how he doesn’t like so-and-so doing something. But he doesn’t say this TO so-and-so. He says it to a locked down group of friends.

I get upset about him not saying something to so-and-so. I go to my Book o’ Face to post. My post says those who don’t go to the source are perpetuating the problem.

Um, Arwen? You just did the same damned thing.

So I’ve just stood out for the wrong reason. Back to anomaly me. How do I stand out in this fabulously flawed fellowship? Without putting down others? Is it even possible in our world of “my detergent cleans better than yours?”

Well this is a divination hop, right? Let’s ask the Tarot.

Anomaly Spread

1. What area am I most unique?
2. How can I play up that uniqueness?
3. How can I stand out the best?

Using the Chrysalis Tarot (U.S. Games Systems, Inc.) I got cards that made me smile.

Chrysalis Tarot
Chrysalis Tarot

1. The Pilgrim is how I am most unique.

2. The Poet is how I should play up that uniqueness.

3. The Mime is how I can stand out the best.

Without further commentary on these cards, I’ll just say, “MOOOOMMMMM! The Universe is mocking me again.”

If you have input on these three cards, feel free to let me know. I need to go practice my “I’m in a box” routine.

Please enjoy today’s TarotBlogHop. Use the links below to navigate your way around. If you get lost or find a broken link, use the Master List link to find the next blog.

As always, seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.


14 thoughts on “TarotBlogHop: Imbolc”

  1. How does a bloghop work? I know that it is due to the holiday today and I understand that somehow it links multiple sites (or is it multiple blog posts?). Is this post just a placeholder or did I miss the boat?


  2. Hah! I love how you caught yourself in the act. And I also love that you pulled three courts for different aspects of yourself! Great spread ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. So hilarious! I actually do see you in all three of these cards. What a great read and a super fun blog! Thanks so much. This made my day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I was thinking about just this thing the other day at a psychic faire. So many psychics, palm readers, tarot readers, past life readers, etc.- how do people choose who to sit down with?! In most circles its easy enough to be unique by saying “I’m a tarot reader,” but when on a Tarot Blog Hop or at a tarot conference, or at some other gathering of that sort, how are we to distinguish ourselves? And should we for some reason besides marketing?

  5. I had to put my Chrysalis away because I only ever drew court cards with it. Now I’m thinking it’s not me–it’s the deck!! Funny that you made the mime-box joke–this mime always gets me because he’s on the top of a mountain with a mountain goat–not a typical place for a mime at all. I think the reading says you should pack up your bags, take your amazing writing talents with you and move back to the Rocky Mountains! Or maybe you can at least visit us for TarotCon!

  6. I love how engaging your post was and your take on the topic. To say that I am not an anomoly myself is an anomoly. I am going to try your spread tonight and see what it brings me. Thanks!!

  7. Hmm, I see you as a joy seeking pilgrim, so that fits. And definitely a wordsmith/poet – I’ve always loved your “nine words” exercises. The Mime, though… ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Oh come on, this isn’t a deck I have, so what do YOU make of them! Share! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I’m not sure I get the 3rd card meaning though, but I love the question: how DO you stand out in a crowd of anomalies? ๐Ÿ™‚

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