It's funny how peer pressure and a display of male bravado transcends age. David was one of the original skeptics who thought that I fell off the looney tree and got hit by the looney truck when I agreed to spend a few precious weekends away from the family to attend the basic and advance tarot classes. He often joked about my "witch's broom" being parked outside the garage or he might shake his head at my increasing collection of tarot decks, crystals and other paraphernalia, injecting a rude comment thereafter that I was missing a cauldron.
It didn't take long for him to realize that I wasn't stopping at the classes but was going to further enhance my knowledge of tarot by sitting for the certification examinations and studying for the Tarosophy diploma course conducted out of the UK.
A couple of tarot readings done for him and the increasing number of tarot reading requests I got from friends and family around the world who got to know about my skills via Facebook, had led David to lend me all the support he could to help me establish Sun Goddess Tarot as a legitimate consultancy. From setting up the Sun Goddess Tarot website, doing the photography for the site and getting my name cards printed, he made every effort to ensure that I followed my passion and pursued each step of the learning curve with unwavering enthusiasm.
He had been following my blog posts and the progress of my Sun Goddess Tarot Facebook fan page with a slight hint of pride.
What was most amusing for me, was a gift of a charm bracelet he had surprised me with just last week. It was no ordinary charm bracelet. The charms were made up of a miniature version of tarot cards. This was an indication that he had finally accepted that my tarot reading hobby was neither heathen nor was it a result of my purported stress-induced delusions about my psychic abilities.
Now, I occasionally have my rational mind getting in the way of the development of my tarot reading skills. Yes, believe it or not, I do question from time to time, " What science is this?". Time and again, these thoughts in my rational mind have proven to be a manifestation of my irrational lack of self-confidence.
I know that David does the same but he had come to accept that if these skills were bringing so much clarity and assurance to my clients, he would continue to fan my passion for tarot reading. And for that, I am truly grateful to the universe for my no.1 fan.
About The Writer:
The writer of this blog post is a marketeer by trade, and a tarot card reader by accident. She has recently achieved a Certified Professional Tarot Reader qualification from the Tarot Certification Board of America. A member of the American Tarot Association and the Tarot Association of the British Isles, she is also endorsed as a reader for the Free Tarot Network.
She can be contacted at www.facebook.com/SunGoddessTarot or www.sungoddesstarot.com