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While I'm not sure there's such a thing as a "typical" card-reader (medium, fortune teller, insert term of choice here), I am sure that I wouldn't be one if there were, and I thought I should tell you all about my approach. It's not just my deck that is unique!

Most importantly, I'm an atheist. I don't believe in any deity; what I believe in is not truly sentient in the way that we think of it; deterministic and conscious. I believe in a kind of universal subconscious, a complicated sort of hive-mind kind of thing. It is this that I believe we are tapping into with our various methods. The methods we use, cards, runes, signs and symbols, are all about slipping into the stream of information, the tangled web of all the awareness in the universe, sideways and drawing out bits and pieces that are relevant to us.

I believe that my role is that of interpreter; I have a good line into this pool of information, one that works particularly well for me, and I'm able to fish for others as well as myself; in fact, I'm better at fishing for others than for myself! I'm a better conduit than I am an end point. This means that the more information I get from your end of the equation, the more accurately I can interpret what I get at the end of my line. So I and my deck work best when you give us a detailed question to answer...although we also are less likely to get a 100% clear answer the more specific the question is, because the smaller the fish we are looking for, the harder it is to catch. Again, this is part of my role; I might catch a fish two over from the one we really wanted and I have to deduce what the fish we really wanted was trying to say. Fortunately, these fish swim in interrelated schools. It's also part of my role to help you shape your question so that it is specific enough to get a good answer but still give us the biggest fish to catch possible; good calibration of the question is part of what makes me a good fisher of information.

So, first, I discovered my calling and created my deck; that would be the line in the water. You give me questions; that's the bait. I, sometimes with, sometimes without your help, fine tune that bait to catch the ideal fish. I catch a fish, and, even when less than ideal, it came because it was interested in the bait; because it was related to your question, and I take that fish and read its bones for you; I find out how it is related to that bait; sometimes we do that together, as you might have information that might allow me to interpret the results more accurately or completely. Then, if worse comes to worst, we can always go fishing again!

Yes, I like analogies and metaphors; it kind of goes hand in hand with what I do! Divination is very much an art rather than a science, but there is method in it, and I wanted to give you a peek into mine. I hope this was helpful!

P.S. Now I want to go fishing. Or at least have fish for lunch or something!

P.P.S. Yes, I should have used a bird analogy. Oh, well!

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Jenny "Wren" Starling

October 2014

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