City Mystic Spring, Part 2- The Long Haul

City Mystic Spring, Part 2- The Long Haul

    Last time I told you all about my sad ride down to the pearly gates of SFO, only to be turned down at the door. By that time I was already pretty tattered internally from all the change happening around me and within me. I didn’t tell you, however, about the spiritual urgings that primed me before that day. Let’s go back to Reader’s Studio for a moment… After writing my last blog entry I went back and revisited that intention card I told you about. What I wrote was a little different in wording than I thought, yet interesting. My intention for the weekend was to develop “Total self-trust, step fully into myself, completion of self-integration.” Yeah. Much taller order than I even remembered. That’s me though, always looking for the tallest mountain to climb and assuming that no matter what, I can climb it. Leave it to a Capricorn Sun conjunct South Node in the Fifth House… The thing about Reader’s Studio is that it was good for me, REALLY good for me on a number of levels. Not only did I earn back my costs (which were substantial), get the word out about City Mystic, learn a TON about Tarot, meet my personal Tarot heroine Mary K. Greer (whom I had the tremendous pleasure of being placed next to in the marketplace), make wonderful new friends with many kindred spirits, and get to bring my City Mystic • New York baby home, but I also conquered something within myself that surfaced a long time ago. Something I was not able to reckon with until...
City Mystic Spring, Part 1

City Mystic Spring, Part 1

Its always busy around here. If you check back in often to read the blog you’ll know that. Feels like I start off just about every post with that statement lol. Being a 19-10-1 personality in Tarot (for those who don’t know check out the free birth card calculator from the Tarot School to read more about what they are and calculate your own), I am a Sun, Wheel of Fortune, Magician salad at my core. It seems like all my life no matter how many plans I make, everything is always changing at hyper speed. That’s one reason its always a little amazing to me when something I intend to create actually makes it to fruition, like City Mystic, for instance. With so much heightened natural flux around me, the only creations that seem to make it to a completion point are creations I’m REALLY committed to. But then again, maybe that’s why I have an all-or-nothing personality… or maybe the change is so dramatic because I have an all-or-nothing personality. Its one of those chicken/egg discussions I suppose. Taking all of this into account, I am enjoying a moment to reflect back on the last 3 months, which, rest assured, have been WILD, and also to share what’s nearing completion on the horizon. Its juicy stuff! I kicked off the season with a breakup, which has been HARD. Obviously, Chris and I once did everything together. To have embarked on so much magick alone has been an added layer of madness around here… I wanted to take the time to share my experiences leading up to, commencing and completing...
Temperance- Making Art of Life

Temperance- Making Art of Life

Where does the time go? Life pulls to and fro at our attention spans and all we can do is our best to stick with the initial thread. I am SO feeling this pearl of wisdom in reference to blogging! To be fair, the last three months have been as monumentally busy as ever for us around here at the Jester/Hopkins household… new career advances, changes in living situation, developments in City Mystic • Paris…  So much is going on that we are in the midst of the birth of a new phase of our lives. But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. All the changes we’re experiencing now really began in 2013 and 2014. In 2014 I went through my personal year of Temperance- a lesson of putting what I’ve learned to practice, merging fire and water, keeping my attention tuned in my chosen directions. City Mystic • New York was born in that lesson. Art came to life and I am still amazed when I have a moment to reflect on it all that it actually came together. Its not to say that I didn’t believe in the project- I have always been a person of the ‘big ideas’ category. Some of those ideas come to fruition, some don’t. I’ve learned to roll with it, and accept that some things come into my awareness with a sense that they are ‘meant to be’, and others don’t. A sort of balancing act is required with ideas and creativity- a release from a need to force things coupled with a drive to make them so- no matter how uncomfortable at...