Oregon is used to receiving plenty of rain, but this year has been usually wet. The sun finally arrived this month, just in time for the 4th of July “La De Da” parade and fireworks in Yachats on the coast.
Soon after I was swept away to the Oregon Country Fair, where our booth, The Mothership, sailed smoothly in the sun. I loved reading in our shady booth and all the clients who showed up ready for transformation and change. Thank you everyone for such a lovely experience!
Demetra George and our astrology friends stopped by for a visit. Demetra is my astrology teacher as well as an inspiration for research and excellence.
In my world, I had planned to repair the roof of the yurt, which blew off in a powerful wind and rainstorm two years ago. Now I was up against a deadline in order to be at a stage of completion before the TAROT INTENSIVE & RETREAT beginning on the 21st.
As you can see from the photos, the roof is covered, sealed, but will need a coat of paint before the summer is over. P.S. this new yurt roof is my experimental design for making a shifting structure into a solid form. If successful, tested by our dramatic Oregon Coast winter, I will write an article about how we did it and what materials were used.
That did not stop us from having a glorious time at the Intensive & Retreat. The first Tarot Intensive was a concentrated study of the basic ingredients that support effective and ethical Tarot reading with family and friends, and the foundation for building a professional practice. The group made a commitment to learning together this year as we organize the next two stages of study with this “Intensive” style of study. Check my schedule at TarotCounseling.org for updates.
The 14th Annual Tarot Retreat had the theme of “Temperance (Art)” and lo and behold we had 14 participants! And, each person brought a unique perspective and energy to the mix in the “cauldron”, I mean, yurt. Everything was symbolic as we immersed ourselves in the experience of embodying Tarot wisdom, particularly, the alchemical art of tempering our lives with a spiritual awareness of balance.
My thanks and appreciation go out to all my neighbors, students and new friends who made this experience so special. Gratitude goes to Mother Nature in all her glory and grace.
(Student is showing the “Shadowscapes Tarot” deck.)