Tisdale Flannery has a house full of clutter and pet fur, couldn’t sink a basketball if the net were a super-massive black hole, and fell asleep within the first five minutes of every single Microeconomics class in college. She is otherwise a good listener, a helpful quality for mothering (21 years), reading Tarot (27 years), and writing epic fantasy (38 years). For Tea with Strangers, she will be interviewing the characters who populate her favorite deck, Erik C. Dunne’s Tarot Illuminati (with brilliant commentary by the wise Kim Huggens). Specifically, she will be trying to extract advice from the cards for writers of speculative fiction.
One of the beauties of Tarot is that the message of each card varies according to the deck, the reader, the querent, and the circumstances. If you are familiar with the cards of the Tarot, you may read this and think, “Hmm. That’s not what that card means.” You would be right. And so would I.
- The Seven of Pentacles – A Patient Gardener
- The High Priestess – Into the Temple
- The Nine of Swords: A Litany of Terrors
- The Two of Swords – Tough Decisions
- The Four of Wands – A Time to Celebrate
- The Six of Cups: Art Is Play
- The Eight of Wands – Fire in the Belly
- The Five of Pentacles: The Gift of Rejection
- The Ace of Swords: The Nature of Truth
- The Three of Pentacles: Discipline and Structure
- Two of Pentacles: On Shifting Ground
- The Three of Swords: Facing the Darkness
- The Three of Cups: The Case for Ambrosia