The Daily Note (10.26)
A one-minute read . . .
The Daily Notes have been taking up more time (both writing and reading) than I originally intended. So this one will be short and to the point!
Turns out there are just four “Note Days” left in October, so I’ve decided to plan them out in advance. And here’s what I’ve come up with:
Wednesday 10/27—”Tarot on Facebook (and Instagram)”
Thursday 10/28—”Tarot and Content Marketing”
Friday 10/29—”Tarot on Medium and Substack”
Sunday 10/31—”What’s next for the Exploration Project”
My goal, as you might have guessed from most of that list, is to provide a little more insight into how Tarot is being promoted to the public today. At least as I see it.
Meanwhile, I wanted to offer something fun in exchange for your reading time today.
After many years of ignoring baseball, I suddenly returned to fandom this year—and like riding a bicycle it all comes back to you! The same thing is true of reading Tarot, when you’ve done it enough. So even if you’re away from that space for a long time, whenever you enter it again, the skills you developed in the past will take over.
Naturally I looked for a Tarot/baseball connection, and there are a couple of decks purporting to be baseball-themed Tarots. Personally, I didn’t like the illustrational style of either, and couldn’t figure out who they would appeal to. Or why.
But I was intrigued to discover that Topps--venerable manufacturer of bubble gum and trading cards—has been publishing a baseball line called “Gypsy Queen.” Early on, in 2018, the cards were actually what we might call Tarot-adjacent. For example:
After that year, it seems the Gypsy Queen line gravitated back toward the ordinary, and by now it’s distinguished only by a different style of background. But what I like about this is the parallel between collecting baseball cards and laying out Tarot cards.
You just never know what you’ll get.
Batter up! C