Monday, April 20, 2015

Review: The Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards

The Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards
Authors: Josephine and Emily Ellershaw
Artwork: Claudia McKinney
Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2014

Description: 60 cards and a 175 page companion book in a sturdy cardboard box, which resembles a book.

Card Size: 2 5/8" by 4 3/4"

A love for storytelling shines through in this set and snags story readers, writers and card readers. The fortune cards not only follow along in a story plot format, but they also have a little dash of tarot and a pinch of Lenormand within its scheme.

After a lovely introduction, the authors share a quick bit on how to use the set of cards. And then, the story begins with a short prologue and on through the first 54 cards. I suggest reading through the story first and going back through a second time for the Moral and the Definition.

Then you have the supporting cast: the Ladies of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Also included are another Hero and Heroine for added flexibility in your readings. The guidebook shares some tips on reading, six suggested spreads, and a keyword cheat sheet.

The images in this deck are spectacular. Even the backing is amazing. I've picked out a few to give you a little taste. The authors have a beautiful site to give you a real experience with this deck -

10. The Adventure "All types of new beginnings, the start of something new, taking a new path in life."

17. Shore of Trials "Challenging times. Trials and tribulations."

5. Dreams "future plans, goals and dreams, but a need to take action to make them reality."

50. Alchemy "Something ordinary has the potential to turn into something extraordinary."

This would make a great writer's tool, a wonderful deck for reading one's fortune, and a nice addition to any card enthusiast's collection.

Grab your deck from Schiffer Publishing.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Springing Back Into Action

Photo by Cher Green
Spring has arrived here in South Carolina after a very short, if not non-existent, winter. And, summer will overtake this wonderful weather in a blink of an eye. It's worth taking a moment to enjoy each blessed second as life shifts into full bloom.

I'm very excited to be back. I'll begin with a short update of what has been going on. I must warn you though, not much has really gotten done. But, time has passed, and I do feel rested and more energized.

At work, we went from a busy Christmas into a fast-paced New Year, with a slice of Mail Count! Mail Count is the time of year where we LITERALLY count the pieces of mail being delivered by a carrier. I won’t bore you with details on that matter.

I did, in the midst of all this rush, obtain the full-time position. This came with its own busy work of papers to fill out and sign. Everything has now calmed down, and I have settled into the new position. My hours are reliable, and responsibilities are focused to one individual route. This makes for a less stressful day, leaving energy to go elsewhere.

Although the job did dominate most of the last few months, I squeezed in a few things, here and there. Mostly, I have a pile of things waiting for my attention.


I received Stephen King’s 11/22/63 for Christmas. It’s a BIG book, but I’m slipping up on the last bit now. I’m praying for a satisfying end. Please no spoilers in the comments.

Schiffer Publishing has blessed me with many amazing Tarot decks and books. I can’t wait to share some of the goodies with you. I’m a little behind on digging into these. Last year, I received the Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards and only recently opened them. I LOVE them! Don’t worry. I plan to tell you all about them and all the other goodies decorating my office floor.

I also invested in Tori Hartman's Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards and Toolkit. I really haven't had much time to spend with these just yet. I jumped in head first and also signed up for the course which begins in May. I'll be sure to let you know how this ends up going.

So, what's the plan? I have no plan! I kept waiting for a suitable time to sit down and form some type of plan. What will we discuss? How often will I post? But, it seems the time never arrived. Something always pulls me in another direction. So, here we go, I’m just going to jump right in and we’ll see what happens.