Alison Spokes

Faerie Tales from an Artist & Tarot Reader

February 7, 2017
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Send a Tarot Valentine to Your Sweetheart

You already know you are in love with someone awesome, but how fun would it be to compare your thoughts, feelings and experiences with messages and insights from the Tarot cards? Some couples will go on dating sites like eHarmony just to see if they come up as a match. I remember taking questionnaires in school just before Valentine’s day, so I could find out who in my school was my best same sex and opposite sex matches based on the pooled results of the survey. It was totally fun! I think I still have a few of those reports in a shoe box somewhere.

My Tarot Valentines are meant to be a fun, unique and personalized way to show your sweetheart that you are thinking of them and what the universal powers-that-be have in store for your future together.

The image below is a sample of what could land in your inbox if you order a Tarot Valentine for yourself or someone you love. The video demonstrates a live reading.

SAMPLE:

February 1, 2017
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February 2017 Monthly Forecast

After being pulled in all directions in January, this month it is time to get focused and take the time to do some serious planning. Here is my forecast for February:

Page of Swords

It is to our great benefit that we are brimming with ideas and aspirations at the moment. The start of the New Year may have been a great motivator to plan ahead and write down all the wonderful things we wanted to achieve by the end of the year: the big vacation, the home renovations, the new business venture. Now that a full month has passed, we might be starting to realize that achieving everything is not logical or realistic. It’s time to get real and make some serious decisions if we actually want to achieve something. Luckily, we have a large pool of options to draw from.

2 of Wands

The hardest part in this scenario is deciding which options to actively pursue and which ones to put back on the shelf. Something will have to be sacrificed or set aside for another day. We will likely find ourselves struggling with this decision. Be careful not to waste too much time deliberating, when that time could be better spent putting your decision into action.

The Hermit

If you are finding it too hard to make a decision as to which direction you should be focusing your efforts and energies, spend some time alone. Although it is great to be logical and conduct through research, there is a point at which you need to stop seeking other people’s opinions. Stop procrastinating, and start eliminating anything that is preventing you or distracting you from making plans. Meditate and implement some introspection to help you come to a final decision. Check yourself into a hotel without WiFi if you have to, and don’t come out until you have a plan in hand.

February Tarot Special – Book Now

It’s all about LOVE this month, with Tarot reading packages for couples in love as well as singles looking for love. If you are looking for a unique and romantic gift for your sweetheart, consider a Tarot Valentine!

Click the link for a list of prices and options:
http://tarot.alisonspokes.ca/images/FebruarySpecials.pdf

 

January 29, 2017
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Birthdays, Board Games, Fortune Telling and Raw Fish ???? ????

First, thank you, everyone who wished me Happy Birthday by email, text message, Facebook and YouTube. You guys know just how to make a girl feel celebrated. My phone started buzzing incessantly from under my pillow starting in the wee hours of the morning. I could already feel the love vibrating into my awareness while I was still half-asleep.  I recently wrapped up my 34th year around the Sun on the auspicious January New Moon and Chinese New Year.

Happy Year of the Rooster, everyone!

I was blessed enough to receive a few new toys to play with leading up to my big day. I concluded the first official week with my Cintiq Companion 2, and it was everything I hoped for! This machine is a game changer! Here’s an updated of my latest WIP:

My mom, who is also a card reader (see her Facebook page), gave me my very first Lenormand deck this week, the Gilded Reverie, as a birthday gift. That has been super fun to play with! I was surprised how easy it was to learn, and how different it is from Tarot and Oracle systems. I haven’t done a full Grand Tableau with them yet, but I am up for the challenge! Any guinea pigs out there want to volunteer?

On my official birthday, I celebrated by closing my store early and slipped over to Vancouver to visit some dear friends. There, I was treated to a delicious sushi dinner. I am a sushi junkie, by the way. My husband knows how to manipulate me with the temptation of raw fish; thankfully he only uses his powers for good. After dinner we went back to do what we always do when we get together with friends: we played board games.

Mysterium is one of my new favorites. The object of the game is to solve the murder of one player, who is the ghost, by the other players, who are psychics trying to communicate with the ghost through visions and clues in order to determine the killer, crime scene, and murder weapon. It’s a game of Clue meets Dixit. I love playing the ghost!

I want to buy the Mysterium app now that it’s out, but I’ll wait until it’s on sale. I’m curious to know how it works digitally, since it requires a lot of subjective interpretation. If anyone out there has it, let me know how it compares to the actual board game. I’d like to hear some reviews.

Art, Tarot, sushi and board games, what more could a birthday girl ask for?