Monday, 20 January 2020

Guidance for the week beginning 20 January 2020

This week, beginning 20 January 2020, may find us focusing our energies in working as a team or needing to be aware that we aren't contributing/taking part as a team member as much as we think we are.

We may be choosing to work alone because we feel we can do a better job on our own or perhaps we are worried that our skills or contributions aren't good enough or appreciated. Each person has a role to play no matter how small their contribution.

Being part of a team has many benefits - it allows us to share skills and learn from others, solve problems, come up with better ideas or ways of tackling challenges and celebrate successes. The team does not necessary mean work colleagues. It may be our family group or circle of friends. It may me the team of health care professionals working with and supporting us at a time of illness. 

Be proud of what you have to offer your team and be mindful of what you have to gain from working within it too.

Wishing you a great week ahead.

K x

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Revisiting childhood favourites - books i'm reading in 2020.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
I don't usually set out at the start of the year with an idea of which fictional books i'd like to read and compiling a list.  This applies more to non-fiction books I plan to read for the year ahead, which is usually driven by a subject i'm interested in or busy studying.

For the past two years or so i've found myself thinking back to books from my childhood or classic children's stories that somehow passed me by or which I don't recall much about.

Early in January I found myself at the end of a trilogy of library books i'd been reading over the festive season.  I was about to head off to the library to restock the empty space for novels next to my bed when my eye caught The Wind in the Willows on the living room bookshelf.  I pulled it out and started leafing through it looking at the gorgeous illustrations,  then found myself sitting down and becoming completely sidetracked from going out. It dawned on me that what I really wanted to do was to read it and also many of the other children's books and fairy tales I still have tucked away on bookshelves and boxes in the loft.  It went straight upstairs next to the bed.

This year i'm going to go with the flow and my bedtime reading is going to be filled with all sorts of childhood adventures, knights and dragons, pirates and whales, spies and creepy caves,  tales of magic and mystery - new and old.

I can't wait to get stuck in to the Famous Five again.  The difference this time round though is instead of imaging the locations all the way from my bedroom in South Africa, I actually know what they are like because I now live in the UK.

Who knows....... maybe in the summer i'll take myself off on a camping trip complete with cheese sandwiches, a flask and the book for the appropriate location........

What are your favourites?  Which do you recommend?

Edited to add  ...

Goddess Dream Oracle by Wendy Andrew
A day after writing this post my new deck the Goddess Dream Oracle arrived. I shuffled and drew a card, titled Self-exploration - Fairy Tales and Myths.

What a wonderful synchronicity.

Tag:  #readingin2020

Monday, 13 January 2020

Guidance for the week beginning 13 January 2020

Golden Art Nouveau Tarot by Lo Scarabeo
The card for the week beginning 13 January 2020 is the Queen of Swords.

This is the card of tough love and you may either need to step into this role yourself where it comes to someone, or you may be on the receiving end of some blunt advice or a decision that is for your own good.
Perhaps you are needing to take yourself in hand and make some decisions that you know are necessary for your well-being or success this week. This could also involve a decision you are making for your own well-being or success which may not suit what others want or prefer for themselves, so you will need to keep your focus.

The important thing to remember here is the word 'love' and acting from a place of love. Love or caring does not always come presented in a gentle, comforting, fluffy package. Sometimes it shows up in a way that may seem more cold or aloof than usual, but at that moment in time it's the decisive energy that is necessary.

Wishing you a great week.

The Golden Art Nouveau Tarot published by Lo Scarabeo. 
Artist:  Giulia F Massaglia

Thursday, 9 January 2020

A recent review.

The Celtic Tarot by Courtney Davis
A review I received this week for an email reading.

"The Tarot reading has given me the tools to have a better understanding of my situation, helping me to really think about my decision.
Your reading was very easy to follow and makes things clearer for me. I have only ever had one other reading which was quite some time ago, I felt this was a personal reading and that you took the time to fully understand my situation. Thank you once again!"

The Celtic Tarot by Courtney Davis and Helena Paterson.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Pricelist 2020

Great news for clients old and new.

I won't be increasing my prices for 2020. I've always been a believer in making things as affordable and accessible as possible, and so i'm pleased to be able to do this once again.

I take pride in the work I do, ensuring my continued development by undertaking courses and maintaining memberships of relevant organisations.

My price list can be found here: