So, I've done my first public tarot draws! Whoo hoo! It was fun and very interesting. There was a variety of draws, half inverted and half not. Mostly cups and pentacles (only one each of wands and swords) and half and half major and minor arcana. No duplicates, though I did get The Fool, followed by the Magician which amused me. And one recipient got The Hermit and the Nine of Pentacles, which the book says are interrelated! Some strong juju there. Some four-ish of the draws were really tough and I found it hard to stay on track, like I was fighting the magics. Another half dozen were super easy, strong and clear. When I first started, I'd say the first four or so drawings, I wasn't letting the experience happen. It's easy to fight a new experience. So I leaned back in my chair and took a few deep breaths and centered myself. It was much better after that. There's no doubt that I will do this again on the next Friday the thirteenth at the latest!