So where did my eBook sales go?
This sounds like a question for my Tarot cards.
And would you know it? The moon’s going to be full soon, so I took that opportunity to infuse my Tarot cards with some cosmic lunar energy.
I put them outside.
Now that the cards are warmed up (or in this case cold with condensation on them now that they’re inside) I think we can get an accurate reading.
Since we’re dealing with something that’s lost – my eBook sales – I’ve decided to employ the Lost Items Spread.
1st Card: Nine of Cups
In this case I think it’s telling me that I’m wishing for success. The Nine of Cups is often thought of as a ‘wish’ card, and since I’m wondering where my sales are (which is another way of saying I wish I had some) this is probably helpful.
2nd Card: Five of Wands (Reversed)
The card I have shows some youths fighting or practicing with some sticks. Since it’s coming up reversed it’s showing me that there’s an ending to hostilities, which in my case would be a lack of sales. This is great news!
3rd Card: Queen of Cups
Jeez, I should probably have a little more regard for those visiting my site. It could be that more love needs to be radiated, and less hate. Hmm.
4th Card: Six of Swords (Reversed)
Boy, I better get used to crummy sales, huh?
5th Card: Temperance (Reversed)
A reversed Temperance card is telling me I’ve got a serious imbalance on my hands. This could be due to a lack of planning, or judgment. Obviously I have to correct that imbalance, but right now I’m not even sure what it is.
My perma-free sales are way down, so that’s what it could be pointing to. Sales of Books 2 and 3 are way off as a result.
6th Card: The Chariot
The Chariot is always a tricky card, but it is a positive card. The sky is golden, showing that success is a given.
We also know The Chariot is being guided by divine or celestial inspiration from the stars it shows, and also the priest’s crown. And yet at the same time it’s being pulled on earth by two opposing Sphinxes, both of which reveal mysteries and problems that might not be revealed.
So what the hell does this mean?
It would seem the Fates and Muses are on my side, but I have a feeling it’ll still be some time before those lost sales are found.
7th Card: Five of Pentacles (Reversed)
With this final card of the spread you figure out if you’ll be victorious and find what you’ve been seeking; or figure out if you may be defeated in your bid for the item.
The card tells you that you may have so much wealth that you’ve neglected your spiritual side entirely. You’ll never reach lasting happiness if all you do is focus on wealth, as this card indicates you’re doing. This could also be showing a false spiritualism or God, which money often becomes.
Boy, I just wanted to know where my sales went, and now I’m being lambasted by the universe for being a greedy prick.
Tarot cards are magical, and can tell us much. And remember, with this spread the hunt can continue another day.