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What The Sight Reveals...

On 10/18/2001, Mael was lucky enough to have an extended fortune telling by Bethany. Below are the most important parts: This log was created and edited by Mael - thanks to him for sharing it!

You grin evilly.

Mael has arrived.

Bethany smiles happily.

Bethany gestures for you to take a seat.

You rest.
You ftell, 'ok getting a personalized reading!'.

Bethany says, 'here... please let me know when to stop shuffling the cards.'.

Bethany expertly shuffles the deck in her hands.

Bethany expertly shuffles the deck in her hands.

You say (in common), 'ok you can stop :-)'.

Bethany says, 'just a moment.'.
Bethany lays her hand on the cards and concentrates.
Bethany nods.

Bethany turns the first card over onto the table.

Bethany says, 'The Page of Swords.'.

Bethany says, 'This card represents you.'.

Bethany says, 'The Page of Swords is a messenger bringing you challenges. '.

Bethany says, 'He suggests that an opportunity for growth may come your way in the guise of a problem or dilemma. '.

Bethany says, 'These challenges may not be your favorites. '.

Bethany says, 'In fact, you probably will want to say "Thanks...but no thanks."

You grin evilly.

Bethany says, 'The Page of Swords asks you to embrace these difficult situations. '.

Bethany says, 'Think of them as trials designed to test your mettle. '.

Bethany says, 'If you accept and prevail, you will become stronger and more resilient. '.

Bethany nods.
Bethany says, 'shall I continue?'.

You say (in common), 'if there is more, sure :-)'.

Bethany nods.
Bethany says, 'of course.'.

Bethany draws the next card from the deck, laying it atop the first.
Bethany nods.
Bethany says, 'The Moon.'.

You ponder the question.

Bethany sits down and thinks deeply.
Bethany says, 'The Moon is the light of this realm - the world of shadow and night. '.

Bethany looks confused.

Bethany says, 'Although this place is awesome, it does not have to be frightening. '.

Bethany says, 'In the right circumstances, the Moon inspires and enchants. '.

Bethany says, 'It holds out the promise that all you imagine can be yours. '.

Bethany says, 'the Moon guides you to the unknown so you can allow the unusual into your life. '.

Bethany sits down and thinks deeply.

Bethany says, 'I feel... the Moon card has a special meaning for you, does it not?'.

Bethany looks at you.

You grin evilly.

Bethany says, 'I ... hrm.'.

Bethany says, 'It is as if it is a potent symbol of who you are.'.
Bethany sits down and thinks deeply.

You smile happily.
You say (in common), 'I'm logging this for posterity :-)'.

Bethany points to the two cards already upon the table.
The card representing you - the Page of Swords.
The card representing your immediate influences - The Moon.

Bethany draws the next card from the deck.

She slowly turns the card over to reveal the Four of Pentacles.

You say (in common), 'hmm'.

Bethany ponders.
Bethany says, 'The four of pentacles represents ownership.'
Bethany says, 'Mine, mine, mine!'

You cough.

Bethany says, 'Acquisition...'
Bethany says, 'It can also represent a deep seated need for mastery of self and environment.'

You ponder the question.

Bethany says, 'Or a way that you could be growing...'
Bethany says, 'But are keeping yourself from doing so.'

You say (in common), 'hmm'.

Bethany says, 'This card is in the position of the present.'

Bethany turns the next card.
Bethany looks at it and blinks.

You raise your eyebrow.

You say (in common), 'what is it?'.

Bethany shows you the Nine of Cups.

You say (in common), 'hmm 9?'.

Bethany says, 'The Nine of cups ... its pure smugness.'

You cough.
You say (in common), 'oh'.

Bethany says, 'It is very connected with the four of pentacles.'
Bethany says, 'Something has happened recently...'

You nod.

Bethany says, 'Something that makes you very happy, and self-pleased.'

Strut your stuff.
You say (in common), 'you are very wise'.
You grin evilly.

Bethany says, 'Someone or something has re-entered your life.'
Bethany says, 'Someone you feel ... can aid you?'

You say (in common), 'hmm'.

Bethany says, 'Or ... perhaps someone you feel an obligation to that you discharged?'

Bethany frowns.

You say (in common), 'that could actually apply to a few people'.

Bethany says, 'That is not clear.'

Bethany asks, 'Shall I draw another card to seek out more detail on that point?'

You nod.

Bethany asks, 'Or shall I continue the original reading?'

You smile happily.
You say (in common), 'oh hmm'.

Bethany says, 'For that card represents the people immediately surrounding you.'

You say (in common), 'yeah if it's ok let's do one more card on that'.

The fortune teller nods.
The Two of Swords is revealed.

Bethany nods.
Bethany says, 'Interesting.'
Bethany says, 'The sword suite of cards involves change and violence.'

You say (in common), 'hmm'.
You say (in common), 'makes sense'.
You say (in common), 'hmm'.
You grin evilly.
You say (in common), 'well maybe one person'.

Bethany says, 'The Two of Swords represents the essence of retribution and justice'
Bethany says, 'Might incarnate.'

You say (in common), 'hmm'.
You say (in common), 'interesting'.

Bethany says, 'Does that answer your question about that Nine of Cups?

You say (in common), 'ok well now I'm thinking of a different person'.
You say (in common), 'I think so'.

Bethany asks, 'Or shall I draw a secondary card on this person?'

You say (in common), 'one more card would help'.

Bethany nods.

You say (in common), 'I was thinking of friends at first, now enemies'.

Bethany blinks.
Bethany lays down the King of Swords.

Bethany says, 'Two Sword cards in a row.'

Bethany says, 'This person is definately very combative.

Bethany says, 'This person is not YOU...'

Bethany says, 'But a person who is now influencing or near you.'

You say (in common), 'is it someone who attacks me?'.
You say (in common), 'or someone who is just .... violent'.

Bethany says, 'let me describe the king of swords.'

You nod.

Bethany says, 'He is a man of intellect who can absorb and work with information of all kinds.

Bethany says, 'As a master of reason and logic, he analyzes any problem with ease.

Bethany says, 'He can work out solutions quickly and explain them lucidly to others.

Bethany says, 'In a chaotic situation, he cuts through the confusion and provides the clarity needed to
move forward.

Bethany says, 'Others seek him out to present their case as he speaks with eloquence and insight.

Bethany says, 'He is always truthful and can be relied on to handle any situation fairly and honorably.

Bethany says, 'When a judgment is called for, he can render an impartial but just decision.

Bethany says, 'He is incorruptible and lives by the highest ethical standards.

Bethany says, 'He encourages those around him to do the same, and they often live up to his expectations.

Bethany says, 'But should they fail to meet those standards...'

Bethany shudders slightly.
Bethany draws a finger across her throat.

You grin evilly.
You say (in common), 'ok I'm clear on this one'.
You bow deeply.

Bethany says, 'Shall we return to the remainder of the primary reading?'

You say (in common), 'yes please'.

Bethany lays her hand on the deck, restoring its focus to the first reading.
Bethany turns over the next card and nods.
Bethany points to the Three of Wands.

Bethany says, 'In readings, the Three of Wands can tell you to take the long view.

Bethany says, 'Don't react to the heat of the moment, but step back and reconsider.

Bethany says, 'This card asks you to be a visionary - to dream beyond current limitations.

Bethany says, 'It can indicate premonitions or other intuitions about what is to come.

Bethany says, 'Taking the long view is an aspect of leadership -

Bethany says, 'another meaning of the Three of Wands. When we see far, we have the knowledge

Bethany says, ' to guide others to their best future.

Bethany says, 'Someone who knows the way can show it to those who follow.

Bethany says, 'When you see the Three of Wands, know that now is the time to accept your vision

Bethany says, 'and be confident that you can lead others to it.

Bethany says, 'I belive that this card represents a slight struggle you have within.'

Bethany says, 'You have been given a leadership role, but are not yet fully comfortable with it.'

Bethany says, 'This card is telling you to let go of your fears and assume that mantle of leadership.'

You ponder the question.

Bethany says, 'For its placement is that of the immediate future.'

You say (in common), 'very interesting indeed'.

Bethany says, 'The last and final card of the reading is in the position of Final General Outcome"

Bethany says, 'Which is the summation of the people and events and things surrounding you at this time.'

You say (in common), 'hmm'.

Bethany says, "It is always interesting when one of the Major Arcana appears in this position.'

Bethany says, "And even more so... when it is this one."

Bethany says, "I must think on this a moment, to be sure I interprete it correctly."

You nod.

Bethany turns over the card of the Hanged Man.

You wince. Ouch!

Bethany says, 'The Hanged Man is one of the most mysterious cards in the tarot deck.

Bethany says, 'It is simple, but complex. It attracts, but also disturbs.

You say (in common), 'hmm that can't be good'.

Bethany says, 'It contradicts itself in countless ways.

Bethany says, 'The Hanged Man is unsettling because it symbolizes the action of paradox in our lives.

Bethany says, 'A paradox is something that appears contradictory, and yet is true.

Bethany says, 'The Hanged Man presents to us certain truths, but they are hidden in their opposites.

Bethany says, "Many make the mistake of thinking it means bad luck or death.'

Bethany says, "that is not true."

You say (in common), 'hmm good'.

You smile happily.

Bethany says, 'The main lesson of the Hanged Man is that we "control" by letting go

Bethany says, '- we 'win' by surrendering. The figure on the card has made the ultimate surrender -

Bethany says, ' to die on the cross of his own travails - yet he shines with the glory of divine understanding.

Bethany says, 'He has sacrificed himself, but he emerges the victor.

Bethany says, 'The Hanged Man also tells us that we can 'move forward' by standing still.

Bethany says, 'By suspending time, we can have all the time in the world.

Bethany says, 'In readings, the Hanged Man reminds us that the best approach to a problem

Bethany says, 'is not always the most obvious. When we most want to force our will on someone,

Bethany says, 'that is when we should release. When we most want to have our own way,

Bethany says, 'that is when we should sacrifice. When we most want to act,

Bethany says, 'that is when we should wait.

Bethany says, 'The irony is that by making these contradictory moves,

Bethany says, 'we find what we are looking for.

Bethany says, "its a complicated card."

Bethany says, "My interpretation is this:"

Bethany says, "The Hanged Man represents totality for you."

Bethany says, "There will be times you must act."

Bethany says, "Brutally and without reserve."

You nod.
You look around for someone to taunt.

Bethany says, "But there will also be times that stilling your hand... will be the best path."

You say (in common), 'hmm'.
You nod.

Bethany says, "Offering alliance, rather than a bared sword... the better outcome in teh future."

You say (in common), 'I see that'.

Bethany says, "You will only grow into your full potential as a leader, when you understand when is the right time for each."

Bethany collects the cards and returns them into the deck.

She stands and smiles at Mael.

You say (in common), 'thank you bethany'.

Bethany asks mischievously, "Worth your gold?"

You say (in common), 'that was a terrific reading'.
You say (in common), 'certainly and more :-)'.

Bethany nods, and smiles.
Bethany looks Mael over.

You cough.
You comb your hair - perfect.

Bethany grins wickedly. "You can visit any time you like. But leave the 'it' at home."

You grin evilly.

Bliss laughs.

You poke it in the ribs.

Bliss pats Bubba on its back.

Bethany slips out the door with a smile.

(End Scene)

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