Blog Hop | Midsummer | 16 Things that bring me joy

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Welcome to the Summer Solstice Blog Hop!  If you have arrived here by happy accident and are intrigued by this Blog Hop thing, you can find out more about it here.  If you’ve hopped here from Olivia’s blog (our wrangler for this blog hop – thank you, Olivia!) or from Chloe’s blog, I hope that you enjoy the 16 things that bring me joy!






Our theme for this blog hop is: joy!  We are asked to write about what brings us joy, what brings light to our heart and how we spread that joy to others.  And all with a Tarot or divination slant to it!

In the non-Tarot world, looking after animals gives me great joy.  I have a rescued greyhound called Nero who is the light of my life (not counting my son, of course!) and the other day I looked after a little blackbird who had been struggling in this really hot spell we’re having. He’s now returned to the garden and I spotted him about an hour before I wrote this, up a tree.  So that’s looking good!

But this post is about TAROT and I appreciate that you’ve got a lot of posts to get through today, so I’ll keep it brief – and true to the court card theme of my blog!


This deck has brought me huge joy since I bought it – here are 16 reasons why:





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Alison Cross

The Tarot's Court Cards are my specialist area.  They talk to me. Not LITERALLY though ....

18 Comments

Joanne Sprott · 28th June 2014 at 10:02 pm

Ah, the Daniloff Tarot. Great stuff, great illustrative art. Alas, the price tag! But I do not blame him at all, and when I do get the funds, it's top of my list. Yes, Ali, thanks for the video break from text stuff. A reminder for this chatty person that shorter and more visual can definitely be better. 🙂

    Alison Cross · 7th July 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I don't regret buying it for a minute. I must sounds like his bloomin' stalker lol!

thecrazyangmoandhisangrywife · 26th June 2014 at 2:20 pm

Have I told you yet that I visited your blog post 3 times because I just had to see this video again and again because the cards were so lovely!?!? temptress. hahaha! xxjo

    Alison Cross · 7th July 2014 at 4:13 pm

    The cards really are beautiful! I think Alexander still has some decks left, but HURRY if you want a set lol!!!

Vivianne · 23rd June 2014 at 12:34 pm

It is a lovely deck 🙂

Anonymous · 23rd June 2014 at 9:39 am

That's a splendid deck… I can't help but imagine you with it in your hands and your greyhound sat at your feet… It suits you well!

    Alison Cross · 23rd June 2014 at 4:19 pm

    A lovely scene, but the truthful one is more like – me sitting with the cards (usually at a boring IKEA desk) and the greyhound trying to make a nest in the abandoned laundry pile lol!

Tierney Sadler · 23rd June 2014 at 1:48 am

I'm a fan of this deck, too!

Ania · 21st June 2014 at 8:56 pm

You do love that deck, don't you 🙂

Inner Whispers · 21st June 2014 at 6:15 pm

Beautiful slideshow, Ali! And I don't have to struggle with court cards to get a lot from your blog 🙂

Olivia Destrades · 21st June 2014 at 3:00 pm

Beautiful deck! The Kings of Wands and Cups have really wide faces! These are so expressive and really well done in terms of the art. I love the Pages, I think they're my favorites.

    Alison Cross · 23rd June 2014 at 4:17 pm

    If you look at all the ranks (bar the Pages), you will see their Astrological associations, Olivia. It's a lovely deck 🙂

Alison · 21st June 2014 at 2:56 pm

What a great idea! I love it…

    Alison Cross · 23rd June 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks Alison – I thought I'd give everyone a bit of a break on the blog hop and just have images to sit and watch 😀 Like Tarot Telly!

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