Tarot

11 Jan 2010 – Last weekend before turning 60!

The tarot is a pack of 78 cards used from the mid 15th century in various parts of Europe to play card games. From the late 18th century until the present days, the Tarot has also found use by mystics as a map of mental and spiritual pathways. There are different styles of tarot decks and designs. Many popular decks have modified the traditional symbolism to reflect the esoteric beliefs of their creators.

The deck in my possession is Rider-Waite-Smith and I have had it since the early 1980s but have not taken it out until Sat! Have forgotten the meanings of most of the cards but fortunately there is a book to explain the cards. Met up with a group of novice readers to discover that there are some dim memories of the time when I used to do readings for fun in Norway. The owner of Tarot Chaos, Istari Nox is a good reader. Thanks Ann CHUA for the introduction and would like to see her Shakespearean Tarot deck which she cannot relate to.

Thanks Les & Ivy for lunch in Tiong Bahru’s famous Ah Peng Bak Kut Teh***/pork ribs soup, Jo for making dinner at Sentosa Cove and SueLynn for the delicious chocolate cake. A nice relaxing day in Sentosa watching TV & reading the papers with the serene of the sea in front of the living room. The sunset with the constructions in the background from the back bedroom are signs that development is still on-going. Not surprising considering that non-SIN citizens are able to buy property on this island but not across the bridge in SIN!

Good luck to Les‘ new toy, a white Porsche and always drive safely. Safe journeys to Jo & family who will all be heading for their holidays to Perth/Australia.

The setting sun, and music at the close,
As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last,
Writ in remembrance more than things long past – Shakespeare