What a World!

If you live long enough, you’ll find that all sorts of weird and interesting things can happen.

It’s not that I’m ancient (nearing 59 but really still 14), it’s just that sometimes things happen and I think, “In what kind of universe does such a thing happen?” Take for example, Richard Simmons in his shiny red and white striped gym shorts. Or chocolate covered bacon. Or doggie Halloween costumes. Or the fact that next Wednesday I launch my own radio show.

Honestly, I’m not even sure how I got to this place of reading Tarot as a chosen profession. I mean really, who does such a thing? It’s been over 20 years and yet, when making opening remarks at a lecture or event, the words sound in my head like a confession at a 12-step meeting: “Hello, my name is Jeanne and I’m a professional Tarot reader.”

What a world. I’m not complaining, just observing; and musing on how/why it is that I’ll be broadcasting my words, thoughts, and impressions on the world wide web for the next several months…through October at least.

It is a great comfort to know that it won’t be my voice, but the voices of others that will really make the show. We’ll be doing an hour-long show with live on-air readings …  talk about “being in the moment!”

To be a fly on the wall in the presence of someone else’s reading is really a wonderful opportunity to learn a bit about the Tarot system, to understand the  complexities of the Tarot reading process, to witness the challenges which other people face, and perhaps gain some insight for yourself. It is this combination of experiences that the radio show will bring to listeners.

As with all programming, this show exists for the listeners — and in this case, the callers. So as an incentive to tune in to the first show (Wednesday July 11th at 3pm EST), I’m offering a FREE (and private) half-hour phone reading to whomever is the first caller on July 11th’s broadcast.

Here are the particulars — I do hope you’ll tune in. The whole thing promises to be interesting, informative, and FUN!

CLIC TAROT with JEANNE FIORINI 
http://www.w4wn.com   (All you do is click the link and you’re there!)

Wednesday afternoons  3:00 pm EST beginning July 11th

To Be On-Air with your question for Jeanne and the Tarot:
telephone 561-422-4365 or Skype to w4wnradio

BTW, CLIC stands for Clarity, Insight, and Confidence — three things Tarot can bring into your life!

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“Tarot Essentials” Beginner’s Class Now Available

You knew it had to happen eventually. First she’s blogging, then she’s Tweeting, every time you turn around she’s got another article for you to read. What’s next, you ask?

Recorded Tarot classes.  Yup.  Available now on the Products page of the (newly designed) TarotWorks website. Easy, bite-size bits of Tarot wisdom ready for the pickin’.

Within a few months I’ll have all the sessions recorded and you’ll have everything you need in order to build an effective working relationship with your cards without ever leaving the house…. or even without getting out of your jammies if that’s your preference.

As of today, the Tarot Essentials is the first class posted and ready to go; the Personality Cards class should be up in about a week. By the summer solstice they’ll all be there at your disposal, ready whenever you are.

Whether you’re new to the Tarot or just in need of a brush-up on your basics, the Tarot Essentials class is a great place to start.

Check it out, pass it on, and Happy Tarot-ing!

Fool card from the Keen Tarot

Electronitis

I may be suffering from the onset of electronitis.  “The inflammation of my electrons.” Maybe it’s my chronological age, but my head is spinning from all the ways the computer wants my attention.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m exceedingly grateful for the fact that the world-wide web of connections allows me to reach out to, speak with, teach Tarot to, and do readings for people all over the world. I would have had to take up a real job long before now if not for the internet, believe it.

However, each day I am confronted with several “new” ways to pay attention electronically: Join our networking site! Investigate this new software program, you’ll wonder what you did without it! Check out this new way to manage your contacts! Watch our new video series!

It’s all TOO BIG and it’s moving too fast. Geez I sound like an old person.

No wonder it seem like time is flying by …. it is. Used to be we measured time by how much the corn grew that day or how many more weeks it would be before the snow came; or how many more days it would take to receive that package that was coming from St. Louis, or to finish hooking that rug. It takes about 90 days for an edible tomato to manifest itself, and that’s given ideal weather conditions. Human babies have the good sense to take a solid 266 days before making an appearance.

All this might sound like someone gnawing at the hands that feed. … like someone who ate too much at a 5-star restaurant complaining about a belly ache, or how super-models whine about people always taking their picture.

I’m not really complaining, but I am getting clear about needing to set some serious boundaries on how fast I’m willing to run in place to keep up with it all.

And then there’s the “kettle calling the pot black” thing. Here I am writing this blog in hopes of readers and comments and followers and subscribers. Guilty. “Read this, please, but be careful about what else you buy into.” Honestly? I would say to be careful what you buy into, period.

Maybe that’s the right and responsibility of people in the computer, social networking, collaborative consumerism world that is emerging at the lightning-fast speed of electrons: Be discerning. Let it inform you but not conform you. Don’t let it take over your life.

Isn’t that what they said about TV in the 50’s?

Program Note

 I’ll be live on internet radio later today:
Bright Star Cafe on New Sky Radio powered by CBS

4PM EST Friday March 9th

 

Link to the show page on the web: http://sky.radio.com/shows/bright-star-caf-with-maya-white-and-sue-hines/

The Tech Gods Were Kind

We had our first class in the new session  of online Tarot classes on Monday night. After lo these many years of teaching Tarot, the content for this class is pretty well etched into my brain. However, the live webinar format was giving me a serious case of opening-night jitters.

Although relatively confident about my computer system, the connection to the webinar hosting site and to the various home computers which were about to tap into the presentation gave me a quantum panic: so many variables, so many connections, so many plugs and wires and electrons, so many ways for things to go awry!

But like most other things, you do what you can do something about and then you put your head down and plow forward. That thought, and a little prayer — gods of the implicate order please be with me — calmed by nerves. Begin webinar now, start webcam and microphone, open screen sharing, like a pre-flight pilot in the cockpit. And off we went!

So, for the time being I’m  lovin’ technology. The tech gods were kind on Monday night and I’ll beseech their protection over the next six weeks. If you’d like to be learning the Tarot in your jammies, we’d love to have you join us.

To learn more about the TarotWorks Online Tarot Classroom, visit http://tarotworks.com/OnlineTarotClassroom.aspx

Making Friends with Technology

Techonology is like The Devil card in the Tarot: it can bust your chops or you can find ways to become empowered through wrestling with it. I’m choosing the later, although as some of you can relate, there are some days that I just want to throw the whole system right out the second-story window…make that the third story.

Once the hissy-fit passes, it becomes clear that technology is a great boon for the world of Tarot:

  • It connects us to seekers beyond one’s local area
  • Connections that used to take days or weeks by mail or telephone now can happen in a matter of moments
  • Skype and other formats allow us to have face-to-face live conversations regardless of time and place
  •  The internet enables those interested in learning Tarot a wide variety of options such as YouTube, online Tarot classrooms, chatrooms and groups, etc.
  • Book sellers — and authors — have unprecidented access to a world of customers interested in the metaphysical and the spiritual

So the “pros outweigh the “cons,” and I’m embracing the blessings of technology with gusto as I begin this blog. There will be musings on the Tarot, observations about life, Tarot-related educational opportunities, sharing of experiences from the Tarot Table, and who knows what else.

I hope you’ll join me on the adventure!

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