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Sasha Graham’s Tarot Diva Blog ~ When You Wish Upon The Star Card

Star light, star bright . . .

How many times have you wished upon a star? Me? Think I’ve lost track.

A dream came to fruition with Llewellyn’s recent release of my book Tarot Diva. Seeing it on the shelves of Barnes and Noble was utterly surreal and amazing!

The author’s process reminds me of the Celtic Cross’s “Hopes and Fears” 9th card position. This idea that you can want something so much and be terrified of it simultaneously.

Isn’t is interesting that our goals, our dreams tend to be intertwined with the core issues we always grapple with?

Perform a simple two tarot card spread or just journal on the following two questions:

1. What do I fear?

2. What do I hope for?

Can this be one and the same issue?

Do we crave the precise thing we need for growth? Are we genetically inclined to reach for things that require we expand in extraordinary ways? If this is true, then it makes our lives easier in a way doesn’t it? We must run, leap and embrace exactly those things that scare us.

Tarot’s beauty lies in that we can use it to mirror and examine our interiors. The darker cards of Tarot remind us it is not only safe, but essential to confront what we fear.

Without a personal laundry list of foibles, see a recent example of  hopes and fears coming true:

Tarot Diva comes out and I’m featured in a cute segment on the morning news. Hooray!

http://www.wpix.com/videobeta/9729a894-b092-4e5b-ac9f-bb68b0a1e40e/News/A-Royal-Wedding-Tarot-Reading

The following day, The Daily News follows up on the story, trashing me, comparing my tarot reading to something a kindergartener could do – without the cards. Booo!

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2011/04/26/2011-04-26_local_newscasts_are_overreporting_on_prince_william_and_kate_middletons_impendin.html

A people pleaser by nature, I was beyond mortified to discover the Daily News article. Then I thought about what Madonna or Lady Gaga would have said to me and I felt much better.

We must express ourselves.

We must speak without fear.

We must risk and reinvent ourselves daily.

This is the core of Tarot Diva. May not always succeed but I’m trying my best to practice what I preach.

I do hope you’ll join me!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I there’s a big giant fear in the form of a novel hiding in the corner. Must go shed some light on it.

And if you’ve a fear to share, say it out loud me cause sista, I hear ya! Peace 🙂

And special thanks to Paul Nagy for taking this photo at The Readers Studio 2011!

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9 thoughts on “Sasha Graham’s Tarot Diva Blog ~ When You Wish Upon The Star Card

  1. Hi Sasha,
    Chin up! Be proud of what you have achieved so far. Writing a book, getting it published and then getting it into B&N is AMAZING in itself! Who cares what others think? For every naysayer, there are going to be at least 20, or 100 or even 1000 people who LOVE what you’re doing! Focus on the positive energy and forget the rest.
    Biddy

  2. Sounds like you’re well on the mend, Sasha, taking those swords out of your back. We’ve all had our cringe ‘n wince moments, the worst of which always have the largest audience. I find that humor helps the healing, as does calling on personal symbols of strength such as the outspoken women you mentioned. In sharing your story you’ve become a symbol of strength for the rest of us. Thanks ~

    1. Has been such an interesting journey in the month Tarot Diva has been out. Moralistic issues regarding what I would or wouldn’t do in order to sell the book rearing their ugly head. An interesting journey to say the least . . . making it up as I go along and surprised by the myriad of choices being offered. Not unlike the 7 of Cups but some of these cups hold serious ramifications. I wouldn’t have asked for it any other way though. Thank you for your always kind words and your beautiful soul. Think the world of you Paul!

  3. What would Madonna Say? oh yeah. And saw Lady Gaga’s concert on HBO…clearly a woman with talent who is doing everything she can to get it OUT there. You are a tarot jewel…Shine on! ~ Jude

  4. Oh, sorry to hear about those nasty nay-sayers! Congrats on the book, though. I can’t wait to check it out! At least you had the guts to put yourself out there. I am currently working on that. Maybe some day my book will be somewhere near yours (and then will you hold my hand when everyone bashes me?)
    🙂

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